Bob Bailey

Author Biographical Info

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. 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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Publication Date(s)

November 11, 1946




Architectural photograph of the Baylor University College of Medicine under construction, looking north the bayou. Only structural elements of the building are visible in the foreground, while the facade has been added to the building wing in the distance. See more at Texas Medical Center (TMC) Photograph Collection, Texas Medical Center Photograph Collection and its finding aid.


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