Rice Students Tour the Archive

Sandra Yates
Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Sandra Yates, archivist, shows collection materials to Rice University students at the McGovern Historical Center, pointing to the 1969 film, Staged Cardiac Replacement from the Texas Heart Institute Film Collection (IC043). Along with some of the photos on the table, the film documents the first artificial heart transplant by Dr. Denton Cooley and Dr. Domingo Liotta.

Sandra Yates, archivist, shows collection materials to Rice University students at the McGovern Historical Center, pointing to the 1969 film, Staged Cardiac Replacement from the Texas Heart Institute Film Collection (IC043). Along with some of the photos on the table, the film documents the first artificial heart transplant by Dr. Denton Cooley and Dr. Domingo Liotta.

On Thursday, September 1, 2016, a class from Rice University toured the McGovern Historical Center. The students were from Sophia Hsu’s class, “Literature and Public Health,” which is part of the new medical humanities curriculum out of Rice’s Humanities Research Center. During their visit, the class was introduced to archives with a full tour of the archive from the public reading room to the materials and artifacts stored behind-the-scenes in the archival stacks. At the end of the tour, the students were able to work with selected materials related to their class projects.

Collection materials are laid out for students to examine at the McGovern Historical Center.

Collection materials are laid out for students to examine at the McGovern Historical Center.

The following materials from the McGovern Historical Center were laid out for the students to examine (counter-clockwise from right corner of table):

  • Bartholin, Thomas (1616-1680). Neu-verbesserte künstliche Zerlegung dess menschlichen Leibes. 1677.
  • A.P. Cary. Cary’s Illustrated and Priced Catalogue: Surgical Instruments, Physicians, Hospital Supplies, and Furnishings, Druggist Sundries, Etc. 1894.
  • Sutliff & Case Company. Illustrated Catalogue of Standard Surgical Instruments and Allied Lines. 1924.
  • Surgical Kit, J. H. Gemrig, circa 1850-1880. MS 135 Mann Medical Realia Collection
  • Articles and photos about Dr. Denton Cooley and the artificial heart, 1969. IC 077 Medical World News Photograph Collection
  • 16mm Film (blue film can). Camera Original Footage of Liotta Total Artificial Heart Console and Interview With Haskell Karp 12 Hours After His Artificial Heart Implant, 1969. IC 043 Texas Heart Institute Film Collection
  • 16mm Film. Staged Cardiac Replacement, 1969. IC 043 Texas Heart Institute Film Collection
  • 16mm Film. Transplantation of the Human Heart, 1969. IC 043 Texas Heart Institute Film Collection
  • Photographs and article from Medical World News. “Migrant worker having throat examined by sophomore in New Jersey College,” September 8, 1967. IC 077 Medical World News Photograph Collection
  • Psychiatric Bulletin Issues and Original Artwork, 1951-1958. IC 094 Medical Arts Publishing Foundation
Students from Rice University examine articles and photographs from the Medical World News Photograph Collection (IC 077) at the McGovern Historical Center.

Students from Rice University examine articles and photographs from the Medical World News Photograph Collection (IC094) at the McGovern Historical Center.

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