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They made history: BBC dramas

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.8577 & 8586-8588
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: They made history: BBC dramas
Date(s): 1959-1961
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 files
Name of creator(s): Duncalf | Bill
Coburn | Anthony
Rees | Shelagh
Wilkinson | Anthea | Browne-
BBC | British Broadcasting Corporation
Poynter | Frederick NoŽl Lawrence | b 1908 | historian and bibliographer
Clarke | Edwin Sisterson | 1919-1996 | neurologist medical historian
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The television series was produced by Bill Duncalf, with the exception of the 1961 programme on Ross which was produced by Shelagh Rees. The first two scripts were also by Duncalf; Anthony Coburn and Anthea Browne-Wilkinson scripted the 1961 programmes.


Scope and content/abstract:

Scripts and associated documentation for BBC dramas on milestones in 19th century medical history entitled They made history, on which Wellcome Historical Medical Museum staff had advised.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

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

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:

By episode.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Previously held in the Wellcome Library's collection of printed books at shelfmark BZP, having been received by the Library as accession no.307470.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to Archives and Manuscripts Department, January 2008 (acc.1569) and February 2008 (acc.1576).

Allied Materials

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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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