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Thingamajig

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu We haven’t had a Thingamajig in awhile but, luckily, we just got a new donation, and new donations often mean new mystery objects.  We can thank the estates of Drs. Robert G. McCorkle, junior and senior, for the following: There are two of them, left and right.  They’re about… Continue Reading Thingamajig […]

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Thingamajig – The mystery returns

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Well, to borrow a sound bite from “Car Talk“, this chump is stumped[2]. The problem with identifying unidentified objects is that it’s very difficult to research them if you don’t know what they are.  It’s a little bit like asking how a word is spelled and being told to… Continue Reading Thingamajig – The mystery returns […]

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Thingamajig

by Alethea Drexler, archives assistant mcgovern@exch.library.tmc.edu Thingamajigs often make for short posts because I don’t want to give too much away.  This one will be an especially short post because, in all honesty, I have no idea what it is.  (I guess that solves the “give too much away” problem, doesn’t it?  I can’t give… Continue Reading Thingamajig […]

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Collection reflects changes in nursing school

By Brenda Gunter, MLIS archives intern Gunter processed the Connie Brady collection as part of her practicum at the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center. Connie Brady was a nursing student at the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Angelo, Texas, from 1960 to 1964. The nursing school in San Angelo… Continue Reading Collection reflects changes in nursing school […]

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UT Dental School’s toilet tissue issue.

By Kristin Smits University of North Texas graduate student in Library Science (Kristin is doing a practicum at the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center. She processed the UT Dental Branch collection as part of her work here.) The images of correspondence at the bottom of this entry are about students getting out of sorts… Continue Reading UT Dental School’s toilet tissue issue. […]

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Dr. Desmond’s papers now available

The papers of Murdina MacFarquhar Desmond, M.D., FAAP are now available at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library’s Historical Research Center (HRC) at 8272 El Rio, Suite 190, Houston.  A guide to the 3.5 linear feet of material is online at: https://archives.library.tmc.edu/ms-054. Dr. Desmond (1916-2003) was a member of a 1950s team… Continue Reading Dr. Desmond’s papers now available […]

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