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Committees of St Mary's Hospital Medical School

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 MS/AD1-14
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: Committees of St Mary's Hospital Medical School
Date(s): Created 1877-1986
Level of description: Subfonds of St Mary's Hospital Medical School
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Extent: 101 volumes
Name of creator(s): St Mary's Hospital Medical School


Administrative/Biographical history:

St Mary's Hospital Medical School was managed by the Medical School Committee, one of the standing Committees of the Hospital. The Commitee was ultimately responsible to the Board of Governors or Board of Management of the Hospital, although the Medical School was always allowed a great degree of autonomy. In 1948, the Medical School became independent of St Mary's Hospital, gaining its own Council. It also gained responsibility for the Wright-Fleming Institute, although this remained autonomous with its own Council and administration until 1967, when it became part of the Medical School. In 1988, St Mary's Hospital Medical School became the fourth constituent college of Imperial College, which was renamed Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. The School was managed by a Delegacy responsible to the Governing Body of Imperial College. In 1997 the Imperial College School of Medicine was formed from the existing institutions on the St Mary's and Royal Brompton campuses, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of St Mary's Hospital Medical School Committees, 1877-1986, comprising minutes of the Medical School Committee, 1877-1947; Medical School Council, 1948-1989; Delegacy, 1989-1997; Board of Studies, 1889-1949; Academic Board, 1987-1989; Medical Studies Committee, 1985-1987; Finance Committee, 1904-1988; Policy and Resources Committee, 1988-1993; medical staff and lecturers' meetings, 1902-1949;
minutes of Medical School Committee sub-committees, 1906-1952, comprising Special Clubs, Scholarship, Midwifery, Surgical Teaching, Physicians, Outpatients' Surgeons, early Medical Studies, Medical School and Students' Club, Pathology Teaching, Emeritus Lectureship, Introductory Lecture, Annual Dinner, Biology Demonstrators, Vivisection, Physiology Demonstrators, Board of Education, Laboratories, Cheadle Gold Medal and Meadows Prize, War Memorial, sub-committees concerned with lectureship and curricula, salaries, fees and women students', Physiology Department, Pathology Teaching, Pharmacology, Amalgamated Clubs Finance, Medical School Extension, Annual Prizegiving, Special Finance, Students' Club and Restaurant, Library, Goodenough Report, Disciplinary, Estimates, Educational Policy, Students' Assistance Fund, staff and lecturers, Charter, Clinical Board of Studies and Junior Pre-clinical Board of Studies; reports of sub-committees and correspondence, 1907-1947; agendas of the Medical School Committee and sub-committees, 1907-1947; minutes of the Athletic Ground Joint Committee, 1906-1936; minutes, 1910-1937, agenda and reports, 1910-1936, of the Joint Governing Body of the Athletics Ground; minutes of the Students' Cot Association, 1905-1908; minutes of the Centenary Committee, 1953-1955; minutes of the Development Policy Committee, 1983-1986; timetables, circulars, official notices and programmes for events, 1901-1938; general register of the Medical School Secretary, notably containing abstracts of official decisions, regulations, lists of Deans, staff, examination results and the duties of porters, [1901-1938].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged as outlined in the scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the Trust Archivist, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, telephone 020 7 886 6528, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist, and is dependent on the condition of the original document. Photocopies are supplied for research use only.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available in the reading room of the Trust Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by the Medical School Secretary.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Board of Management and Board of Governors of St Mary's Hospital, held at the Trust Archives.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2000

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