The Board of Directors of the TMC Library started the McGovern Endowment for the History of Medicine in 1996. The income from this fund makes it possible for the rare book and manuscript collections to be properly preserved and maintained. Donations for special projects or purchases are also welcome.
Donate medical and nursing school yearbooks, directories for Houston and Texas, collections of personal papers, copies of speeches, newsletters from hospitals and schools, records from organizations, photographs, videos, annual reports, publicity brochures all these and more. Anything that documents a part of our healthcare history: anything that tells a part of the story of how our hospitals, schools and medical community developed is needed for our historical collections.
Books that document the beginnings of the medical specialties in the late 19th century and through first half of the 20th century are of special interest to the McGovern Center. In addition to the focus on the medical specialties, the McGovern Center has collections on the life of William Osler, the history of rheumatology, North American public health, biographies of Texas physicians and the history of psychiatry & mental healthcare. Donations in any of those areas are especially welcome.
Donate papers, letters, administrative documents, financial records, photographs, newsletters, directories, brochures, scientific publications, research documents, instruments and medical equipment to help document the institutions and people who contributed to the medical history of the TMC, Texas and the world.
For detailed information on how to donate materials and/or collections to the rare book collections or archives, please contact:
Head of the McGovern Historical Center, MLIS, CA,
For information on making a monetary donation (Donate Now), a gift of stock and/or other financial instrument, including information on establishing a planned gift or bequest.
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