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British Insulin Manufacturers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 WF/BIM
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: British Insulin Manufacturers
Date(s): [1938-1967]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 16 boxes
Name of creator(s): The Wellcome Foundation Ltd
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Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Burroughs Wellcome and Co arm of the British Insulin Manufacturers (BIM) including correspondence, marketing, production and research of insulin. Most of the papers date from 1938-1953. Also including British Insulin Manufacturers committee minutes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Although many of the files listed here are from Burroughs Wellcome & Co.'s Marketing Department, they have been placed under the umbrella of the British Insulin Manufacturers (BIM) as after collaboration began in 1941, everything that was produced by Burroughs Wellcome to do with insulin was a matter for the BIM by default due to the nature of the agreement between the member companies.

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Accumulated by: The Wellcome Foundation Ltd Dates of accumulation: unknown (pre-1982). These records were in the custody of the Secretariat, Wellcome plc before the merger with Glaxo. Immediate source of acquisition: Archives store, Wellcome site, Berkhamsted.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Before being placed in storage, it appears that these files relating to the British Insulin Manufacturers (BIM) were in the office of Mr Dunnett. This is most likely because Mr Dunnett was Secretary of the BIM up to the time when these records stop and thus was most likely charged with looking after Burrough Wellcome's copies of BIM activities.

See also main WF collection description (ref. 'WF').

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
June 2008

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