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Griffith, Edward Fyfe (1895-1988)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/EFG
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Griffith, Edward Fyfe (1895-1988)
Date(s): 1923-1965
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 27 boxes, 2 large boxes
Name of creator(s): Griffith | Edward Fyfe | 1895-1988 | sex educationist and analytical psychologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1895; Educated in Lausanne, Switzerland, 1910-1914; Studies medicine at St Mary's London, and becomes involved with Student Christian Movement, 1916-1922; sets up in general practice in Tavistock, 1922; Starts a Birth Control Clinic in Aldershot, 1932; Sets up the Aldershot and District Women's Welfare Centre and starts a Birth Control Clinic in Guildford, 1934; Sets up Sex Education Centre in Aldershot, 1936; Involved in the beginning of the Marriage Guidance Council, 1937; sets up private practice in Harley Street, 1937; Moves his practice from Harley Street to Baker Street, 1948; died, 1988.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Edward Fyfe Griffith relating to the founding of the Family Planning Association and Marriage Guidance Council, and on his work as a Jungian analyst, 1923-1965.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

A. Birth control, Sex Education and Marriage Guidance
B. Analytical psychology and symbolism
C. Miscellanea

Conditions governing access:

Papers which are open are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Some files in Section B contain information identifying patients and are subject to closure or restriction periods as set out below. The archivist may allow access to restricted material upon submission of a completed restricted access application form. Files designated 'Closed' are not available for consultation until the expiry of the stated closure date.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

The catalogue to this collection has not yet been fully converted to electronic form: for detail, and to order material, see hard-copy list available in the Wellcome Library. Copies of the catalogue are available on request.

Collection level description available on-line on the Wellcome Library website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These papers were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in December 1985 by Mrs Joyce Griffith, wife of E. F. Griffith.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See sources leaflet 'Birth Control'.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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