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Memories of Health Care before the National Health Service

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/208
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Memories of Health Care before the National Health Service
Date(s): 1987
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 files
Name of creator(s): Summers | Anne
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters received by Dr Anne Summers (formerly of Wellcome Unit Oxford) in 1987, in response to a broadcast on Woman's Hour (BBC Radio), and an article published in Nursing Times; material in connection with the conference 'Memories of Health and Caring', Morley College, London, April 1987. The letters contain accounts of individuals' experiences of health care they and their families received prior to the inception of the National Health Service (and some accounts by health care professionals), ranging from brief anecdotes to several pages of reminiscences. The conference papers include list of attendees, financial arrangements, copies of newspaper articles and correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as follows:
1. Letters (arranged alphabetically);
2.'Memories of Health and Caring' Conference;
3. Potential interviewees (and interviewers)

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:

Hard copy catalogue available in Wellcome Library.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This collection was transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives (known as Archives and Manuscripts following its merger with Western Manuscripts in July 2000) from the Wellcome Unit Oxford in July 1996.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
Feb 2009

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