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National Society for the Prevention of Venereal Disease

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 SA/PVD
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: National Society for the Prevention of Venereal Disease
Date(s): 1937-1945
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): National Society for the Prevention of Venereal Disease
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The National Society for the Prevention of Venereal Disease was founded in 1919 with the aim of preventing the spread of venereal diseases by encouraging the use of preventive prophylactics. The Society was particularly active during World War Two when the risk of the spread of venereal disease increased.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the National Society for the Prevention of Venereal Disease, 1937-1945, comprising correspondence, especially by Ivor Lewis (Secretary until c 1942), P Herbert Jones (Secretary from c 1943), and Dr R A Lyster (Chairman of the Executive Committee); publications; newspaper cuttings; lecture notes; and ephemera.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content. Papers have been rearranged into chronological order with some exceptions and anomalies, for instance, some letters cannot be dated with accuracy. Publications which are not associated with correspondence have been filed separately.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Collection presented to the Wellcome Library in 1973.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

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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