Texas Healthcare Facilities Postcard Collection

Zone d'identification

Cote

IC 091

Niveau de description

Collection

Titre

Texas Healthcare Facilities Postcard Collection

Date(s)

  • 1900-1979 (Production)

Importance matérielle

1 cubic foot (1 box)

Nom du producteur

(1977-)

Histoire administrative

The McGovern Historical Center (MHC) is the historical and special collections department for The TMC Library. The MHC maintains rare book and archival collections. Artificial collections have been created to provide access to materials without clear provenance in order to increase discoverability.

The earliest acquisition records for the books in the MHC are found in the Houston Academy of Medicine’s (HAM) Library Committee reports for 1935 and 1936. Thirty Fellows of the Academy raised $300 to purchase a collection of 275 French medical books published between 1730 and 1830. In 1949, HAM and Baylor College of Medicine combined their medical libraries. In anticipation of the completion of the Jesse H. Jones Building for the library, the MD Anderson Foundation purchased the rheumatology collection of a New York physician, Dr. Reginald Burbank. This purchase was followed by a gift from the Cora and Webb Mading Foundation of more than 1,000 titles on sanitation and communicable diseases. After the 1954 dedication of the library building, many physicians donated books or historical pamphlets to be stored in a very small, locked room on the second floor. Soon after his arrival in Houston, Dr. McGovern became one of the Library’s most staunch supporters, annually supplying funds for the purchase of rare books and travel support for the librarians to attend meetings of the American Association for the History of Medicine. In 1977, The Library formed a new department with new quarters to collect historical materials and to enhance the rare book collections. In 1982, Dr. McGovern donated his personal collection of rare and historical books to the Library. In 1996 the Library’s Board of Directors named the historical department in his honor.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

The Texas Healthcare Facilities Postcard Collection consists of three boxes totaling one cubic foot containing postcards from various Texas healthcare facilities labeled A-Z. Many, if not all, postcards have been digitized. Reproductions have also been made on 35mm slides.

Subjects: Texas hospital postcards, healthcare facilities

Mode de classement

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Accès physique

Materials are in good condition.

Accès technique

Conditions de reproduction

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Notes de langue et graphie

Instruments de recherche

An inventory is available.

Instrument de recherche téléversé

Éléments d'acquisition et d'évaluation

Historique de la conservation

Deed-5

Source immédiate d'acquisition

This is an artificial collection with various sources.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

No accruals are expected for this collection.

Sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Sources complémentaires

Descriptions associées

Élément de notes

Notes spécialisées

  • Citation: Texas Healthcare Facilities Postcard Collection; IC 091; 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.
  • Information en traitement: Descriptive metadata has been collected for many, if not all, postcards.

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

TARO

00101

Zone du contrôle de la description

Règles ou conventions

Sources utilisées

Note de l'archiviste

Inventory created in 2010.

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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