Name:

Texas Medical Association
Knowledge Center
History of Medicine Collection

Type:
Archive
Address:
401 W. 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
United States
Contact:
Betsy Tyson, Special Collections Coordinator
Telephone:
(512) 370-1552
Telephone:
1 512-370-1552
Fax: (512) 370-1634
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Abstract:

The historical collections at the Texas Medical Association include rare and historic books, manuscript collections, prints, photographs, oral histories, postage stamps, postcards, medical and surgical instruments, and other materials related to the history of medicine (particularly in Texas). The collection also includes the TMA archives, which documents the history of the TMA and its activities in Texas. The TMA also produces exhibits for display in its History of Medicine Gallery. SERVICES: photocopying; historical reference questions by phone, letter, or email; on-site research by appointment only.

Holdings:

The TMA History of Medicine Collection contains the following books and journals: 4,000 titles; Stamp Collection: 188 volumes containing approximately 50,000 items, including medically-themed stamps, covers, postcards, photographs, coins, medals, and news clippings. Medical instruments and artifacts: 700 items, manuscripts and vertical file collections: 25 linear feet; Texas Medical Association Archives: 50+ linear feet; includes organizational records, reports and publications, audio and AV recordings, oral histories, and over 750 prints and photographs. Also includes TMA Annual Session Transactions, 1869-present and informational files on more than 10,000 deceased TMA-member physicians.

Subject Strengths:
History of Medicine
Last Updated:
16 Sep 2016