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King's College London Division of Physiotherapy Records

Identity Statement

Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Division of Physiotherapy Records
Date(s): 1978-1990
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 38 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Division of Physiotherapy


Administrative/Biographical history:

Physiotherapy provision was available at King's College Hospital and later academic instruction was devolved to the Centre for Physiotherapy Research under the Department of Physiology. A Department of Physiotherapy was formed in 1989, part of the Biomedical Sciences Division of the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences, and a Division of Physiotherapy created in 1998, part of the School of Biomedical Sciences, itself the product of the merger of the Biomedical Sciences Division at King's and the Basic Medical Sciences Division at UMDS (United Medical and Dental Schools).


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of physiotherapy research at King's College consist of correspondence, minutes and research survey material, 1978-1990. These notably include correspondence with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy regarding grants, conferences and comparisons between the international provision of physiotherapy services, 1985; relating to the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation, hosted by the King's College Centre for Physiotherapy Research, and also comprising invitations, abstracts of conference papers and copies of the booklet entitled The first decade, 1978-1988 (London, 1988), 1988; correspondence concerning the content of the journal, Physiotherapy practice and its publisher, Churchill Livingstone, 1985-1988; minutes of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Electrotherapy sub-committee, 1988-1989; completed survey material relating to the National Survey of Equipment in Physiotherapy Departments, set up by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and co-ordinated by the Centre for Physiotherapy Research, with correspondence, tables of statistical data and questionnaires completed by health authorities and equipment manufacturers, 1986-1988; completed questionnaires for the related survey of electrotherapy equipment among private practitioners, 1986; completed patient questionnaires concerning mobility and disability for the Care of Elderly project; completed survey questionnaires and statistics for the project entitled 'The Role of Physiotherapy in the Care of Adults with Learning Difficulties (Mental Handicap)'; bibliographies of physiotherapy publications, 1982-1986.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The greater part of the collection is arranged in sections accorded to individual projects and events.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Student and staff records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College London Division of Physiotherapy.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College Archives: King's College Hospital Council Special Purpose Committee minutes, minutes of the Physiotherapy Committee, 1941-1948 (Ref: KCLCA KH/CT).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College London prospectuses. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
April 2002

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