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Windows into the McGovern Historical Center

TMC Library Exhibit Featuring McGovern Historical Center Archival Collections

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian October is Archives Month! The TMC Library is celebrating with a special opportunity to support the McGovern Historical Center. Help us secure the history of the Texas Medical Center. https://library.tmc.edu/mcgovern/2022/09/28/give-2-history-secure-the-past/ Since the McGovern Historical Center is headquartered a couple miles south of the main TMC Library, visibility… Continue Reading Windows into the McGovern Historical Center […]

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Listen to the Voice of a Nobel Winner

Philip Hench and family waving from a balcony

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that audio recordings featuring Nobel Prize winners Philip S. Hench and Edward C. Kendall are now available on our collections site. In 1950 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recognized Philip S. Hench, Edward C. Kendall, and Tadeus… Continue Reading Listen to the Voice of a Nobel Winner […]

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Marianne Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (1932-2022) 

Marianne Marcus and her family at the McGovern Reception, Focus, Fall 2014

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, with thanks to Adrian Melissinos, Ph.D., R.N. Professor Emerita Marianne Taft Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., of the University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing passed away January 16, 2022.   Dr. Marcus served as the John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor of Addiction Nursing and Director of… Continue Reading Marianne Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. (1932-2022)  […]

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New Exhibit featuring Dr. Bertner on Display at the TMC Library

Bertner Exhibit at TMC Library

By Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibit at the TMC Library. This exhibit celebrates the life and work of one of the Texas Medical Center’s founders and strongest champions, Dr. Ernst Bertner. Presented in two sections, the exhibit uses materials… Continue Reading New Exhibit featuring Dr. Bertner on Display at the TMC Library […]

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Graphic works sub-inventory for R. Lee Clark, MD papers

Cropped Dr. Clark with interviewer N. Don Macon (MS070 Series III, Box 112, folder 6)

R. Lee Clark (1906-1994) was a founder of the Medical Center and specifically of UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His collection, MS 070, is filled with valuable information and is one of our most heavily-used assets. It is also one of our biggest–the record tells me it’s 420 cubic feet, or 816 boxes. If you’re… Continue Reading Graphic works sub-inventory for R. Lee Clark, MD papers […]

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Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection

Marvin Rape and "Spike" Davis. Jefferson Davis Hospital, 1947-1948

by Matt Richardson, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian The Texas Medical Center Library, McGovern Historical Center is excited to announce the availability of the MS 236 Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection. A complete guide to the collection has now been published, and all 27 black and white snapshots have been digitized and posted online. Dr.… Continue Reading Paul Lensky, MD Photograph Collection […]

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Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr.

Audio Cassette from the Mylie E. Durham, Jr., MD papers. [McGovern Historical Center, MS 079 Mylie Durham papers, AVA.MS079.001]

by Yasmin Ali, Archives Intern The TMC Library, McGovern Historical Center is proud to announce that the of the Mylie E. Durham oral history audio and typescripts are available online. The interviews were conducted by Ellen Durckel and the Harris County Medical Society in 1985. Topics include Dr. Durham’s childhood, education, personal and professional life,… Continue Reading Oral History of Mylie E. Durham, Jr. […]

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Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021

Collage of contact sheet frames featuring Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi in his office. [McGovern Historical Center, IC 002 Texas Medical Center records, Box 56]

by Alethea Drexler, Archives Assistant Lead On March 17, 2021 the Texas Medical Center lost long-time leader Richard E. Wainerdi. Dr. Wainerdi had an interesting and diverse career. Following a stint in the Air Force, Dr. Wainerdi earned a Master’s and then a Ph.D. in engineering at Pennsylvania State University.  He began his career in… Continue Reading Dr. Richard Wainerdi, 1931-2021 […]

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Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan

Photographs of Hilde Bruch taken at a Symposium on Nutrition and Psyche. Photographer: Foto Moraglia Imperia. [McGovern Historical Center, MS 007 Hilde Bruch, MD papers, MS007-P3444-001]

by Hannah Towbin, Student, Medical Humanities, Rice University I had the great opportunity to listen to recordings by Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan as part of my Medical Humanities Practicum at Rice University. I had next to no experience dealing with the archival process, but I was interested in the ways in which archivists… Continue Reading Hilde Bruch and Harry Stack Sullivan […]

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