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  • The Archive of Barbara Mildred Jones (1912-1978): artist, designer, author and curator
    Archives Hub feature for July 2024 Born in Croydon, Barbara Mildred Jones was a painter, author, collector and curator. Jones’ father was a saddler and proprietor of a leather goods and trunk shop, and it was here that Jones first encountered traditional handicrafts, a subject she would remain passionate about throughout her life and career....
  • Oxford House in Bethnal Green: An Archive of London’s East End
    Archives Hub feature for June 2024 Introduction Oxford House was founded in 1884 as a ‘settlement house’ for graduates of the University of Oxford volunteering in East London. To celebrate our 140th anniversary, Oxford House has been working for two years on a National Lottery Funded Project to celebrate this anniversary, ‘Through the Lens: Women...
  • Refugees in the public eye: World Refugee Year 1959-60 in the Humanitarian Archive
    Archives Hub feature for May 2024 In 2022, the Humanitarian Archive at the University of Manchester Library received one of its first collections. This archive, which was launched in 2021, aims to collect papers relating to humanitarianism, particularly from individuals or small organisations, or which relate to topics, points of view and events which are...

RSS Dame Cicely Saunders Cataloguing project, King’s College London

  • Happy birthday, Cicely: welcome to your archive!
    To mark what would have been Cicely Saunders’ 98th birthday, I’m pleased to announce that the archives of this inspirational …Continue reading →
  • Palliative Care Records Workshop
    On 15th December 2015, King’s College London Archives hosted a workshop on palliative care records to mark the completion of …Continue reading →
  • Christmas at St Christopher’s
    Christmas at St Christopher’s Hospice was a special and poignant time of year for patients, their families and staff at …Continue reading →

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RSS Lothian Health Services Archive

  • Dear James It's very good to hear from you! N...
    Dear JamesIt's very good to hear from you! Norman Dott did work in the Sick Kids sometimes - funnily enough, so did his brother, Eric: We don't have much from the Sick Kids during your time there, but we may have register entries for you. If you'd like us to look into this, please […]
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  • Dr dott ) saved my life in 1947 ,I was just a youn...
    Dr dott ) saved my life in 1947 ,I was just a young child but my parents told me full story from sick kids edinburgh. I am now in my 70's.

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  • Tooth Extraction – From the Smithy to the Dental Clinic 
    This guest blog was written by Anna Maclean and Savannah Weiler who completed a work placement at Surgeons’ Hall Museums through the University of Edinburgh to catalogue and improve the storage of the Menzies Campbell Dental Collection. Before modern dentistry, tooth extraction was a common treatment for all tooth related issues.  Dentistry was first practised... […]
  • Asbestos – the tragic impact of the ‘magic’ mineral
    Our Senior Research Fellow, Professor Ken Donaldson, takes a look at the history of asbestos. The image shows a lung specimen with a rare tumour, from the collection of the Surgeons Hall Museums, that provides a tale about the dangers of new products that haven’t been properly safety-tested.  The lung is normal in the middle,... […]
  • Conservation Spotlight: Gangrene
    Our Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving tells us more about the recent conservation work she has carried out. Please note there are images of human remains in this post. “The service of the foote Being once gangren’d, is not then respected For what it was before”                           -Shakespeare, Corialanus Two of the recent recipients of... […]

RSS The John Rylands Library Special Collection Blog