A new history of the Health Science Center, entitled
The Crown Jewel: The Story of the First 50 Years of TheUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
, will go on sale in November 2009. Early copies will be available to the public at a special reception on Thursday, November 5, honoring the four presidents of the Health Science Center as featured guests. Will Sansom, the Health Science Center's Director of News and Information, is the author of this new historical work. Mr. Sansom recently expressed gratitude to the Briscoe Library's Special Collections staff fortheir help in identifying, gathering and facilitating the use of a wide variety of historical photos from theUniversity Archives: "You ... were most helpful and made the task of finding pictures all the easier. You even volunteered to bring pictures to us in our building on a day when I was in a severe time crunch. I really appreciate all the library has done..."If you are looking for historical information about the Health Science Center or about the history of medicinein Bexar County and across South Texas, please contact our Special Collections department: Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director; Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian; and Mellisa De Thorne, Library Assistant. You may be surprised at the treasures you can find!Luke RosenbergerDirector of Library Technology and Historical Collections
This photo of theconstruction of theSchool of Medicine,taken in February 1967, is amongmaterials held in theUniversity Archives onthe 5th floor of theBriscoe Library.
: A new history of the UT Health Science Centershowcases the work of the University Archives