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Two McGovern Historical Center Locations

The McGovern Historical Center has collections in two locations.


The Archives, located at the Historical Research Center at 8272 El Rio, Suite 190, holds personal papers of medical personnel, institutional records of health care institutions, medical-related photos, graphic arts and objects. The Historical Research Center also houses several rare book collections, including the Mading collection on public health, the Dow collection about dentistry, and the Menninger collection about mental health.

Rare Book Room

The McGovern Rare Book Collections is located in The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library, which is in the Jesse Jones Library building located between Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas McGovern Medical School. The McGovern Rare Book Collections houses the John P. McGovern History of Medicine Collection, including the works of Sir William Osler, and the Burbank/Fraser Collection of Arthritis, Rheumatism and Gout.

See details about making an appointment to visit the McGovern Center.

Historical Research Center
8272 El Rio, Suite 190
Houston, TX 77054
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
McGovern Rare Book Collections
The TMC Library, First Floor,
Jesse Jones Library building,
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
The McGovern Rare Book Collections are open by appointment only.