The TMC Library in 1961

Sandra Yates
Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

The TMC Library has been located in the Jesse H. Jones Library Building since the building opened in 1954. Below are promotional images of the library’s interior and facilities from 1961. It is interesting to see how much the library has changed in 55 years. For one thing, there are ash trays everywhere!

Reading Room, 1961. The tables in the reading room are still used in the staff areas of the library, two of which are cherished processing tables in the archive. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Reading Room, 1961. The tables in the reading room are still used in the staff areas of the library, two of which are cherished processing tables in the archive.
IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Fellows Room, 1961. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV

Fellows Room, 1961. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Seminar Room, 1961. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Seminar Room, 1961. We in the archive cannot figure out where this room is located in the library. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Current Periodicals, 1961. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Current Periodicals, 1961. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Rare Book Room, 1961. Dr. M. D. Levy and Dr. Melville Cody examine the 1st Edition of the 1543 anatomical work, The Fabric of the Human Body by Andreas Vesalius. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Rare Book Room, 1961. Dr. M. D. Levy and Dr. Melville Cody examine the 1st Edition of the 1543 anatomical work, The Fabric of the Human Body by Andreas Vesalius.
IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Rare Book Room, 1961. Dr. M. D. Levy and Dr. Melville Cody study William Hunter’s Anatomia Uteri Humani Gravidi (1774). IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Rare Book Room, 1961. Dr. M. D. Levy and Dr. Melville Cody study William Hunter’s Anatomia Uteri Humani Gravidi (1774).
IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Study Carrells, 1961. Medical students use individual study spaces in the library. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Study Carrells, 1961. Medical students use individual study spaces in the library.
IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Auditorium, 1961. Harris County Medical Society meeting in the auditorium in the Jesse H. Jones Library Building. IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

Auditorium, 1961. Harris County Medical Society meeting in the auditorium in the Jesse H. Jones Library Building.
IC001 HAM-TMC Library records (OV 100), IC098 HAM-TMC Library Historical Photograph Collection (P-3359, OV 93), McGovern Historical Center

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2 comments on “The TMC Library in 1961
  1. Richard L Guinn says:

    Thanks for a fascinating look at our history! RLG

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