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Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking northwest. Baylor College of Medicine is in the foreground, with Hermann Hospital, and the Hermann Professional Building behind it. Rice University is also visible in the background. Much of the surrounding area remains wooded.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking southeast across Main Street. Hermann Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are visible with Hermann Park and extensive woodlands behind them.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking south. Hermann Hospital and the Hermann Professional Building are in the foreground, with Baylor College of Medicine, M. D. Anderson Hospital, and Methodist Hospital visible further back. The area behind the hospitals remains wooded.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking northeast. Neighborhoods and the Shamrock Hotel are in the foreground. Main Street can be seen running through the Medical Center into downtown Houston.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking southeast across Main Street. Extensive development including parking lots is apparent. Hermann Park remains visible behind Hermann Hospital.
Aerial view of Holcombe House, Harris Gully, Braes Bayou, and Hermann Park.
Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center looking east. Rice Stadium and a neighborhood are visible in the foreground. Hermann Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Hopsital, M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital, and Texas Children's Hospital are visible, with Hermann Park in the distance.
The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection contains photographic materials that document the growth and development of the TMC from the 1930s to 1980s. The collection consists of 2525 items and includes photographic prints, aerial photographs, negatives, transparencies and printed materials. The materials depict the institutions of the TMC, their staff, facilities, services, and patient care. Images show buildings and their construction as well as some photographic copies of architectural renderings. Aerial photographs from the 1940s to 1980s show the TMC grow from marshland to an urban center. The collection provides images of the leaders and historical figures that shaped the TMC from concept to reality. The collection totals 7 boxes, equaling 3.5 cubic feet. The materials are in good condition.
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Baylor College of Medicine aerial view of construction. Much of the building has been built, but exterior walls and windows are still absent in some places. Portions of the roadways appear paved, but much of the immediate area is still dirt. The surrounding environment is mainly wooded.
View of Jefferson Davis Hospital Nurses' Home, as well as the courtyard, parking lot, cars, and passersby. The photograph was taken from the rooftop of Jefferson Davis Hospital on Buffalo Drive.
The TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection contains photographs, negatives, slides, published prints, printed materials, postcards, framed images, audiovisual materials, and a plaque. The collection consists of roughly 5300 items, which includes individual 35mm slides, 35mm negatives, 120 format negatives, photographic prints, and other printed materials. This is an artificial collection of several types of images collected by or donated to the McGovern Historical Center (MHC) through the years. The bulk of the materials date from 1940 to 1990. The entire collection depicts images from 1543 to 2004. The earliest date is related to copy photographs of pages from the 1543 edition of the Fabrica by Andreas Vesalius. Other early dates are framed prints of well-known medical pioneers from the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. Some dates describe the date of the copy photograph others describe the date of the original image. The collection illustrates the history of medicine around the world and more acutely the Texas Medical Center and Texas Medical Center Library. Majority of the materials have been removed from this collection and incorporated into the original collections or new collections based on the donor records.
The collection is arranged into three series: Cataloged Photographs, Subject Photographs, and Oversize and Audiovisual Materials. Subject Photographs are arranged in files according to subject and then in alphabetical order. Subject terms used are as follows (in order): Attractions Photos, Building Photos, Event Photos, Individual Photos, Institutions and Organizations, Medical Equipment and Apparatus, and Surgical, Anatomical, and Medical Photos.
The collection was created to consolidate various photographs and images collected by the archive staff. Many were cataloged and assigned identification numbers (P-### for prints or N-### for negatives). These photographs were originally donated. The donor information in the card catalog was used to either create new photograph collections or incorporate into existing collections. This collection is comprised of the remaining items. Information about donors, if known, is available in the inventory. Uncataloged photographs were organized into general subjects and kept in alphabetical order. Oversize materials maintain the same identification number system and subjects. To increase discoverability of all archival materials, the collection was expanded to include materials with no known provenance. This includes framed items stored in the Garment Artifacts and Framed (GAF) section as well as audiovisual materials.
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