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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. A permanent home for this new library was built in the early 1950’s, through the efforts of HAM and BCM. By 1975, a new addition to the building had added another 76,000 square feet for the Library’s growing collection. Today the library uses the shorter operating name of The TMC Library, find out more at History of the Library.

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Medical libraries, Medical librarians, Houston (TX), Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, photographs, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, videotapes, reports, printed materials (object genre), financial records, correspondence, questionnaires, architectural drawings (visual works)


Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library records consist of about 135 boxes and contains photographs, scrapbooks, VHS tapes, reports, printed material, financial documents, correspondence, architectural drawings, and surveys that document the history of HAM-TMC Library. See more at IC 001.


Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library deposits materials periodically. Accruals are expected for this collection.



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