John P. McGovern medical medallions collection

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Reference code

MS 200

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John P. McGovern medical medallions collection


  • circa 1840 - 2007 (Creation)


0.75 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Name of creator

(1921 - 2007)

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Scope and content

This is personal collection of medical medallions acquired by John P. McGovern, MD. The collection equals 0.75 cubic feet and consists of 2 boxes of medical medallions dating from the late 1700s to the 21st century.

Subjects: John P. McGovern, medical medals, medical medallions

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Conditions governing access

Open for research.

Physical access

Materials are in good condition.

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

Languages of the material

  • English

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Custodial history

Level 4

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by The McGovern Foundation in July 2016.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Retention of duplicates of some medallion should be assessed.


No accruals are expected for this collection.

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  • Citation: John P. McGovern medical medallions collection; MS 200; 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.

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Archivist's note

Initial assessment by Philip Montgomery, 2016

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