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Administrative records of St Mary's Hospital Medical School

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 MS/AD15-18, 29-93, 95; IC
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: Administrative records of St Mary's Hospital Medical School
Date(s): Created 1898-1988
Level of description: Subfonds of St Mary's Hospital Medical School
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Extent: 36 boxes; 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): St Mary's Hospital Medical School Secretary


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Medical School Secretary managed the general administration of the School. The post of School Secretary was created in 1889. In 1993 the title was changed with the appointment of a new postholder to Director of Finance and Administration, and remained as such until 1998.
St Mary's Recreation Centre was built by St Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1983-1984. It was orginally known as the Queen Mother Recreation Centre.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative records of St Mary's Hospital Medical School, 1898-1988, namely financial records relating to students and fees, 1898-1987, comprising general ledger, 1898-1899; registers of pupils' cash accounts, 1888-1905; composition fees, 1903-1948; audited accounts of St Mary's Hospital Medical School, 1982-1987;
papers relating to the financial situation of the Medical School, 1900-1902, comprising reports, extracts from minutes; report of the Committee concerning financial relations between Hospitals and Medical Schools in London, 1905;
papers relating to student numbers and entry, notably to London Medical Schools, [1870-1901]; summary of students refused admission to the School, 1921-1923; annual entry of students, [1852-1944]; notes on students accepted, 1940, 1941; selection of students, [1952]; financial summaries for 1916, including statistics for the teaching of preliminary subjects and organic chemistry; papers relating to the admission of women students, notably report concerning World War One, 1915; letter from male students against the admittance of women, 1924; notes concerning closing the Medical School to women, 1924; statistics on the medical education of women, 1929; history of women students at St Mary's, [1952];
University Grants Committee returns, 1929-1965, and report, 1933; papers relating to the foundation stone ceremony of the rebuilt Medical School and Innoculation Departments, 1931; papers relating to scholarships, 1923-1933, including notes on Oxford and Cambridge University students, 1923-[1932]; list of scholarship holders from 1871, 1933; correspondence and notes concerning Epsom College Scholarship, 1942; papers concerning examination pass and failure rates, 1919-1935; patient beds at St Mary's, 1937; course in Physiology and Anatomy, 1940; academic and technical staffing and wage rates, 1936-1939; cost of medical curriculum and course, [1930s], 1941; World War Two arrangements, 1939-1941, including fees, effect of wartime conditions; papers concerning the Centenary fund, 1954-1957, including Centenary celebrations, correspondence relating to an exhibition on penicillin, commission of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother; papers concerning the Fleming Memorial Appeal, 1955-1960; athletics ground, 1972-1982; development policy quinquennium, 1973-1982; St Mary's redevelopment, 1978; Fleming and Penicillin exhibition, 1978; Fleming Centenary, 1981; possible formation of a joint medical school, 1981; papers relating to the University of London, 1985-1988, including correspondence with the Court, future of medical education; merger with Imperial College, 1985-1987;
plan, elevations and sections of St Mary's Recreation Centre, 1983, by the Fitzroy Robinson Partnership;

records of Imperial College, 1988-1996, notably minutes of the Governing Body, 1988-1992; minutes of the Finance and Executive Committees, 1988-1991; minutes of the Executive Committee, 1991-1992; College Plan [1991-1995], 1991; annual reports and reviews, 1987-1993; prospectuses for 1990-1997, 1989-1996; calendars, 1990-1996; Imperial College Gazette, 1988-1993; Network newsletter, 1988-1994; Felix Student's Union newpaper, 1988-1993.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers 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. Some adminstrative records of the Medical School are uncatalogued.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were transferred from the Medical School Secretary's office.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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