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  • #AskArchivists Day on June 9th


    The Library will be joining colleagues from over 100 archives worldwide to take part in Ask Archivists Day on Twitter on June 9th. We’re encouraging the Tweeting world to “Ask Away!” so if there’s anything you wanted to know about… Continue reading

  • Would you like a Flake with that?


    Here in central London it’s another warm, sunny day as a record-breaking dry spring shades into summer. The approach of the weekend, of course, gives the British climate the chance to spring a downpour on us all at the time… Continue reading

  • Archives and manuscripts cataloguing, May 2011

            May was, for the most part, a month of steady progress in the Archives and Manuscripts department, with several collections in train but the majority carrying on into June rather than being completed within the month.… Continue reading

  • The Strangeways Laboratory, ‘The Mustard Club’, and Honor Fell’s ‘aliens’


    You may remember that when the Mustard Club met here last time we were asked to provide some chemical or physical proof that the globules which entered the cells of our cultures were really mustard. Honor Fell, Director of the… Continue reading

  • Messages to Francis


    From letters sent to the eminent molecular biologist Francis Crick between 1987 and 2003: Dear Francis, wen I am olda, I wood lik to be a brilliant scientistt like you. Did you always want to be a scientist? Is it… Continue reading

  • Archives and manuscripts cataloguing, April 2011

      It’s (almost) all in the mind: the focus of this month’s completed cataloguing is largely on the mind, on psychology and psychiatry. As has been mentioned in previous blog posts, the archives of the British Psychological Society have been… Continue reading

  • Roger Money-Kyrle papers


      Archives and Manuscripts is extremely pleased to announce that the papers of the eminent Kleinian psychoanalyst, Roger Money-Kyrle are now catalogued and available for research, subject to certain Data Protection restrictions on parts of the collection. Money-Kyrle (1898-1980) had… Continue reading

  • Wellcome to the South Pole


    Last Sunday, BBC2 broadcast The Secrets of Scott’s Hut, a documentary which featured presenter Ben Fogle journeying to Antarctica, to observe the work of a team of conservators, attempting to preserve the hut of the explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott.… Continue reading

  • Stories of Psychology

    Between 2008 and 2009 the British Psychological Society deposited in the Wellcome Library both its own institutional records and the archives of over 30 individual psychologists and small organisations. Since then, work has been proceeding to re-house these collections and… Continue reading

  • Edward Chace Tolman


    Recently made available to researchers is a small collection of material relating to the career of U.S. behavioural psychologist, Edward Chace Tolman(1886-1959). The material was collected by Professor W. G. Leytham, biographer and former student of Tolman, and as a… Continue reading