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The Texas Medical Center is a comprehensive medical community located south of downtown Houston. It comprises 54 institutions, including four medical and seven nursing schools, 21 hospitals, three level-I trauma centers, eight specialty institutions, and academic and research institutions for many other health-related disciplines. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is among the top-ranked cancer hospitals in the country. As of 2017, it is one of the largest medical centers in the world.


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Publication Date(s)

May 25, 1973




Medical libraries, Library buildings, Shovels, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, Richard T. Eastwood, Frederick C. Elliott, William B. Bates, (1889-1974), W. Leland Anderson, audiovisual materials, motion pictures (visual works) » color films (visual works), film (material by form) » acetate film, film (material by form) » 16mm (photographic film size)


This 16mm color film is a workprint with no sound. It records the groundbreaking ceremony of an expansion to the Jesse H. Jones Library, home of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, on May 25, 1973. The film opens with a very brief shot of three men seated in chairs conversing. The men may be Dr. Frederick C. Elliott, William B. Bates, and W. Leland Anderson. Beyond them stands the Library, a podium, an easel, and ceremonial shovels in the ground. See more atTexas Medical Center Records, Texas Medical Center A/V Recordings and its finding aid.


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