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.


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Publication Date(s)

October 1997




Medical libraries, Medical librarians, Medical informatics, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, John P. McGovern Historical Collections & Research Center, Naomi C. Broering, Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Larry S. Jefferson, Barbara Skjonsby, Randall Sharer, Ron Stone, audiovisual materials, videotapes


This 1” open-reel video tape opens with a graphic announcing the “Houston Academy of Medicine Texas Medical Center Library” The production highlights the history, purpose, value, and future of the Library. See more at Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library Records and its finding aid.


Digital copy made available by Texas Medical Center Library. Digitization supported by South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium (SCAMeL) Speedy Startup funds, 2022.