The McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center (, a unit within the Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library (HAM-TMC Library), is building a web-based digital library of medical history concentrating on the State of Texas and the Texas Medical Center. Our goals are to increase the awareness and utilization of the large, rare, and culturally rich holdings of the Library and its partners. Founded in 1949 and located in Houston, Texas, the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library was created to serve the information needs of the health sciences students, faculty, researchers, and community. This not only includes the community of the Texas Medical Center but also the greater community around it. HAM-TMC is a private library funded by a consortium of twenty medical institutions.