About the Wellcome Library
The Wellcome Library is one of the world's major resources for the study of medical history. It houses 2.5 million items of extraordinary range and diversity and has a growing collection of material relating to contemporary medicine and biomedical science in society.
The Library is situated within Wellcome Collection, the free visitor destination for the incurably curious and is part of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health.
About the Borthwick Institute for Archives
The Borthwick Institute for Archives opened in 1953 and has been part of the University of York since 1963. Founded to house the archive of the Archbishop of York, the past three decades or so have seen an enormous growth in the range and type of its holdings, with many of the archives having regional, national or international importance. There are extensive holdings of health, social welfare and hospital records, including the archive of the NHS in York and district, and the archive of the York Retreat, and these records are a particularly rich source for researchers in psychiatric history.
About Dumfries and Galloway Archives and Local Studies
Dumfries and Galloway is a lightly-populated region of southern Scotland with a rich and complex history. As a part of Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Archives and Local Studies Service holds the records of the region’s former counties and burghs as well as more than 1,000 collections gifted and deposited by individuals and organisations. It is the main resource for the study of the region’s history. Since 2009 it has also been responsible for the archives of NHS Dumfries and Galloway which includes the marvellous Crichton Royal Institution collection. The Service is based at the Ewart Library in Dumfries.
About London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is the largest local government archive repository in the United Kingdom. It is based in Clerkenwell and administered by the City of London Corporation. Its holdings run to an extraordinary 100km of local government and other records, as well as images, maps, films and books, for the Greater London area and the City of London dating from 1067 to the present. These important collections have been awarded designated status by the Museums Libraries and Archives Council; LMA is an Accredited Archive Service. LMA also runs a wide variety of talks, exhibitions and other events, and supports wider access for educational bodies and other groups. LMA is free to use and open to everyone. If you’re interested in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit.
About NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives
The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives hold 1500 shelf metres of records. History is the main function of the Archive. Many celebrated developments have taken place in Glasgow – antiseptic surgery, obstetric ultrasound, X-rays, innovations in nurse training, ergonomics, intensive care units and so on. The existence of the Archive underlines the expectation that Glasgow will continue to be an innovative centre of medical excellence.
The Archives are stored in the Mitchell Library at Charing Cross, Glasgow. The records are produced to readers in the search room of Glasgow City Archives. At present, members of staff are all part-time: reader services are usually available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Archivist is Alistair Tough. He can be contacted at Alistair.Tough@glasgow.ac.uk or on 0141 287 2883.
About the Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional medical body responsible for supporting psychiatrists throughout their careers, from training through to retirement, and in setting and raising standards of psychiatry in the United Kingdom.
The College aims to improve the outcomes of people with mental illness, and the mental health of individuals, their families and communities. In order to achieve this, the College sets standards and promotes excellence in psychiatry; leads, represents and supports psychiatrists; improves the scientific understanding of mental illness; works with and advocates for patients, carers and their organisations. Nationally and internationally, the College has a vital role in representing the expertise of the psychiatric profession to governments and other agencies.
About the University of Glasgow Digitisation Centre (UGDC)
The University of Glasgow’s Digitisation Centre is based in the University Library’s photographic unit. The Centre has been providing professional digital imaging services to the cultural heritage sector for over 10 years. Our team of professional curators, photographers, conservators and digitisers have many years’ experience working with the University of Glasgow’s archive, library, museum and art collections. In recent years, the Centre has attracted a wide range of external clients due to professional and consistent delivery of high quality digital images, to meet any specification. Our state of the art equipment includes a Hasselblad H4D 50 Multishot camera system, an Atiz bookdrive pro digitisation system and the latest 35mm Nikon and Canon high end digital capture camera systems.