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Academic Resources | Blocker History of Medicine Collections

The Blocker History of Medicine Archives and Manuscripts Collection is a comprehensive collection of primary source material that provides researchers with a rich and exciting environment for the discovery of the history of the University of Texas Medical Branch.


The Blocker Archives and Manuscripts Collection holds over 150 archival collections documenting the history of the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston in addition to state and national organizations. Materials included in this collection are personal and professional correspondence, class notes and syllabi, and manuscripts and reprints of published articles.

Research Value

The Blocker Archives and Manuscripts Collection chronicles the long and illustrious history of UTMB through its collection of the private and professional papers of UTMB faculty, staff, students and alumni as well as the records of numerous state and national organizations and professional societies in medicine and related fields.


Selected institutional records, personal papers of UTMB faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the Centennial Oral History project and the extensive research and writing files which culminated in the centennial history book, Saving lives, Training Caregivers, Making Discoveries. The Archives and Manuscripts collection also includes several state and national organizations in the health sciences.

The Berry Space Medicine Archives

The Charles A. Berry, M.D. History of Space Medicine Collections serve as a resource for the UTMB/NASA Johnson Space Center Aerospace Medicine Residency Program and for physicians, students and historians of the Space Program.

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Blocker History of Medicine Collections

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Phone: (409) 772 - 2397

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