Nom et localisation du dépôt
Niveau de description
Texas Healthcare Facilities Postcard Collection
- 1900-1979 (Production)
1 cubic foot (1 box)
Nom du producteur
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
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions de reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Langue des documents
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
Source immédiate d'acquisition
This is an artificial collection with various sources.
Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation
No accruals are expected for this collection.
Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux
Existence et lieu de conservation des copies
Élément de notes
- 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.
Zone du contrôle de la description
Règles ou conventions
Note de l'archiviste
Inventory created in 2010.