Name and location of repository
Level of description
Folleto del Plan de Leccion de Lesion a la Medula Espinal
- circa 1980-2001 (Creation)
0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Name of creator
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.
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Scope and content
This is a 150-page lesson plan or class outline titled "Folleto del Plan de Leccion de Lesion a la Medula Espinal" written by Phyllis Syers, RN, MSN, and Jean Ackerman, RN, MSN, CCRN. The materials are in Spanish. The material was probably created between 1980 and 2001. This appears to have been created in part by Baylor College of Medicine and The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR). The material shows some water damage. This collection is 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).
Physical Description: This collection of 150 pages shows some water damage in the form of staining and warped pages. However, the material is easily readable. This lesson plan or course outline originally was in a vinyl binder. The papers were removed from the binder, placed in acid-free folders and then in an acid-free box. The vinyl binder was discarded. This collection is 0.25 cubic feet (1 box).
Subjects: spinal cord injuries, Phyllis Syers, Jean Ackerman, rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, TIRR, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
Access to this material is unrestricted.
Materials are in fair condition with water damage.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply.
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Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Deed-5. This collection was found on top of the stacks in the archive without any identifying marks.
Immediate source of acquisition
Source is unknown. Because of water damage, this collection was probably accessioned prior to the 2001 Tropical Storm Allison flood that caused flooding in the archive.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
No accruals are expected
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
- Citation: Folleto del Plan de Leccion de Lesion a la Medula Espinal; MS 149; 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.
- Processing information: This lesson plan or course outline originally was in a vinyl binder. The papers were removed from the binder, placed in acid-free folders and then in an acid-free box. The vinyl binder was discarded.
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Processed by Philip Montgomery, 2011
Place access points
Name access points
- Syers, Phyllis (Subject)
- Baylor College of Medicine (Subject)
- Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (Houston, Tex.) (Subject)