John P. McGovern Museum Health and Medical Sciences collection

Identity elements

Reference code

IC 079

Level of description

Collection

Title

John P. McGovern Museum Health and Medical Sciences collection

Date(s)

  • 1998-2007 (Creation)

Extent

1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Name of creator

(1996-)

Administrative history

The Health Museum started out as a series of health exhibits proposed in the wake of the 1962 “Victory Over Polio” mass-immunization campaign. The exhibits opened in 1969 within the Museum of Natural Science. The Museum of Health and Medical Science reopened in 1996 in its own building and was renamed the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science in 2001 following a bequest from the McGovern Foundation. The Museum has expanded several times and now features a 4D theater (2008) and the DeBakey Cell Lab, the first bilingual science laboratory museum in the US. In 2017 it became the first Smithsonian affiliate in the Houston Museum District.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

The John P. McGovern Museum Health and Medical Sciences collection is an artificial collection of ephemera from the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science. The ephemera includes a publication called "Headlines," and other printed material. The material was acquired by the McGovern Historical Collections staff. The material covers the years 1998 to 2007. The collection consists of 0.5 cubic feet (1 box).

Subjects: John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions to access.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

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Finding aids

None.

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Deed-5

Immediate source of acquisition

Source unknown. Assumed to be the creator.

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Accruals

No accruals are expected for this collection.

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Existence and location of copies

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: John P. McGovern Museum Health and Medical Sciences collection; IC 079; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.

Alternative identifier(s)

TARO

00071

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