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 Video Collections

For the past few years, the Historical Resources Center has been working to preserve and promote its video collections. The archives has a large collection of video content in a variety of formats - DVD, Reel-to-Reel, VHS, Betamax, etc. Due to the medium, it is a challenge to digitize and publish. However, we're making progress to ensure that this collection is available for future research. 

Original video content from the Making Cancer History® Voices Oral History Collection combining short audio clips with historical images will be posted to our YouTube channel to learn more about the history of MD Anderson.

This video features a selection of digitized greeting cards from the Children's Art Project. Putting in the cards in a video is a fun and accessible way to enjoy the creative work of MD Anderson's pediatric patients. 
One of our newly available videos is a lecture on the history of the Texas Medical Center from Dr. Alando Ballantyne from 1993.
The MD Anderson community recently lost two leaders who are very important to our history and legacy. To honor Drs. John Mendelsohn and Waun Ki Hong, the archives created brief videos featuring audio clips from the oral history collection accompanied with historical images. 

Click on the portraits to access to video
Click here to access image
In this clip, Dr. John Mendelsohn talks to Dr. Tacey Ann Rosolowski about embracing MD Anderson's core values: integrity, caring, and discovery.
In this video, Dr. Hong talks about how his willingness to take on challenges permeated throughout his career.

  Did you know...

20 years ago ground broke on the John Mendelsohn Faculty Center.
Images from the Anderson Messenger, April 1999
April is National Volunteer Month. From the institution's earliest years, volunteers have been dedicating their time to helping MD Anderson treat its patients with the utmost care. From folding surgical dressings at the original building to greeting patients and caregivers today, volunteers have made a positive impact on our community.
Volunteer at the candy counter
The archives is grateful for all the hard work our volunteers have done in helping identify and digitize our historical content. Currently, Jim Thompson is working to digitize our historical videos and Chiyeko Tsuchitani is helping process our image collections. 

   HRC Updates

New Interviews Available

Click on the image to access the interview
Eduardo Bruera, MD
Chair, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine
Sat Siri Sumler
Massage Therapist in Integrative Medicine

Inverviews Coming Soon

  • William Brock, founding Director, the Ombud’s Office
  • Raymond DuBois, former Head of Academic Affairs
  • Carol Porter, PhD, Head of the Division of Nursing

Collections Maintenance and Processing

  • The archives is undergoing a year-long collections project to migrate all of our accession and inventory information into a new database. The goal is to have all the information about our manuscripts collection in one place to make processing and discovery easier than ever. 
  • Volunteers are working to make our media collections available online. Through their hard work researchers can get access to the digital collections anytime via our online archive. 

Heritage Services

  1. The Institution’s strategic planning process.
    Providing support to Bob Tillman, PhD and Mickey Donnelly who are training people in Division of Education and Training to work with the Executive Committee’s chosen strategic planning as outlined in Play to Win, by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin. 
  2. The First Fifty Years of Surgery at MD Anderson.
    Assisting Charles Balch, Head of the Division of Surgery under Charles A. LeMaistre, MD, as he develops an interview project on surgery at MD Anderson, 1945 – 1995.
  3. The Division of Prevention Anniversary. 
    Aiding the Division of Prevention with their plans for an anniversary celebration. They are interested in telling the story of the Division and capturing the culture of commitment to Prevention.

The HRC staff

Javier Garza, MSIS, CA

Direct Line: 713-792-2285
Tacey A. Rosolowski, PhD
Heritage Services

Direct Line: 713-792-2812
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