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  • Social science in action: reports from Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) Archive

    01/09/2016

    The first 130 boxes from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) archive have now been catalogued and are available for researchers to discover, explore, and interpret at Wellcome Library. These papers – the registered document series (SA/TIH/B/1) – provide… Continue reading

  • The Red Cross stamp collection

    18/07/2016

    Basil O’Connor, first president of the American National Red Cross (1947) and noted campaigner against polio was also a stamp collector. The Library have just acquired his nine album collection of 1043 international Red Cross / Red Crescent themed stamps.… Continue reading

  • Fish fingers and the coal face: launching the Tavistock Institute archive blog

    17/03/2016

    How do you organise the workplace so that it better reflects the needs of its workers? What do housewives think of fish fingers? How can psychology be used and applied to recruitment processes, to help get away from wearing-the-right-colour-tie biases… Continue reading

  • Melville Mackenzie and the Origins of Global Health

    26/08/2014

    ‘Global Health’ is very much in the news with the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. We tend to take the notion of such global health initiatives for granted now but David MacFadyen’s research reminds us that this was not always… Continue reading

  • Having a ‘typewritten conversation’

    30/09/2013

    The records of the Pioneer Health Centre Peckham, along with the personal papers of its originators, George Scott Williamson and Innes Pearse, came into the Wellcome Library over a period of years from a variety of different sources, having ended up dispersed… Continue reading

  • Genetic Alliance UK Archive Available at the Wellcome Library

    09/08/2010

    The archives of Genetic Alliance UK (formerly known as the Genetic Interest Group) have been catalogued and are now available to researchers at the Wellcome Library. The catalogue of the collection can be searched online through the Archives and Manuscripts… Continue reading

  • An Alliance with the Genetic Interest Group

    01/06/2010

    We are pleased to announce that the Wellcome Library has been chosen by the Genetic Interest Group as the repository for their archives. Work will begin shortly on cataloguing the archive, so that these important records can be made available… Continue reading

  • Cataloguing the Himsworth collection

    01/04/2010

    Newly available in the Archives and Manuscripts collection: the papers of Sir Harold Himsworth (1905-1993) The personal papers of Sir Harold Himsworth reflect the great diversity of interests that the scientist had during his lifetime. Included within the collection are… Continue reading

  • Why Reading Matters

    06/02/2009

    As part of BBC4‘s Why Reading Matters season, a documentary will air on Monday evening (9th February), also called Why Reading Matters: “Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of… Continue reading