University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
About this Partner
Established in 1970 when the UT Medical School at San Antonio opened, The Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have grown to support the education and research of the faculty, staff, and students of the university’s medical, dental, nursing, graduate, and allied health sciences schools and branches in Harlingen, Laredo, and the South Texas Research Park in San Antonio. The Libraries also serve as the primary resource for area health professionals in the community.
The Libraries include the Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library in San Antonio, the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, the Laredo Regional Campus Library in Laredo, the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at the South Texas Research Park, and the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.
The P I. Nixon Medical Historical Library houses the historical collections for the campus. Main collections include over 5000 historical texts dating from the 14th to the early 20th century, and the University Archives, which houses historical papers documenting the growth of the university and the development of medicine in Bexar County and South Texas. Major strengths in the book collection include ophthalmology, surgery, and anatomy. Included in the archives are university publications, correspondence of key officials, minutes, student yearbooks, papers of early San Antonio physicians, photographs of area hospitals and health practitioners, and records of area physician and nursing organizations. Major archival collections include the Bexar County Medical Society Records, the Pat Ireland Nixon (1883-1965) Collection, the San Antonio Chapter National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Texas Neural Tube Defect Project Archives, and the Texas Nurses Association District 8 – Arvella Bentley Vowell History Collection. Finding aids for collections may be viewed at the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) website.