Author Biographical Info

The origins of the library date back to 1915, when the Houston Academy of Medicine (HAM) established a small library in downtown Houston to serve the Harris County Medical Society. This Library was combined with the Baylor College of Medicine’s (BCM’s) small library in 1949 to form a centralized collection. As more institutions joined the Texas Medical Center, they also shared the resources of the TMC Library, thereby creating a unique point of collaboration among the institutions of the TMC. A permanent home for this new library was built in the early 1950’s, through the efforts of HAM and BCM. Jesse H. Jones contributed funding for the construction, and in 1954, the approximately 27,000 square foot, three-story “Jesse H. Jones Library Building” was dedicated. See more at


MS 171

Publication Date(s)

March 3, 2022




Allergy, Andrology, Biomedical engineering, Cardiovascular disease, Epidemiology, Faculty, Genetics research, Mutation, Neuroendocrinology, Nursing Education Research, Physiology, Research personnel, Reproductive medicine, Women, Public health, Nursing--Study and teaching, Texas Medical Center, Julane Hotchkiss Knobil, Dianna Milewicz, Anna Steinberger, Lu Ann Aday, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing, University of Texas School of Nursing PARTNERS, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas Faculty Wives, Dorothy Otto


The Texas Medical Center-Women's History Project contains audio interviews and print transcriptions of the interviews with women who made contributions to the biomedical and health care fields at the Texas Medical Center. Support organizations at the nursing and medical schools of UTHealth, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, began the project in 2013 with five interviews. See more at MS 171.


The first five interviews were conducted by Natalie Garza and transcribed by Michelle Kokes. An Oral History Interview Agreement was signed by the interviewee and Ms. Garza giving the material to the Archives of Texas Medical Center Library at the time of the interview. See more at



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