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Wellcome Witness Seminars

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/253
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Wellcome Witness Seminars
Date(s): 1993-1997
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): Wellcome Witness Seminars
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Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to the Wellcome Witness Seminars, 1993-1997, including original audio tapes of the seminars (in most cases, master plus copy); photographs of witnesses and other participants; correspondence, both administrative and between the Twentieth Century Group and witnesses; and programmes and lists of participants.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged by seminar.

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:

This material was given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in November 1998 by Dr Tilli Tansey of the Twentieth Century Group, Academic Unit, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Additional uncatalogued material relating to later Witness Seminars, acc 1046.

Publication note:

The proceedings of most of these seminars have been published, in two volumes, EM Tansey, PP Catterall, DA Christie, SV Willhoft, LA Reynolds (eds), Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine: Volume I: Witness Seminar Transcripts (1997) and EM Tansey, DA Christie, LA Reynolds (eds), Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine: Vol II: Witness Seminar Transcripts (1998), available from the Wellcome Library. The proceedings of Ashes to Ashes: The History of Smoking and Health, edited by Stephen Lock, were published by Rodopi in 1998.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Jun 2008

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