Published Within 'Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine' Series

  • The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL
Part of:
Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine Seminars
  • Archives and manuscripts

Collection contents

About this work


The section consists of material related to seminars that resulted in a published volume in the Wellcome Witness series.

The material held for each seminar includes: original audio tapes of the seminars (in most cases, master plus copy); photograph copies of witnesses and other participants; correspondence, both administrative and between the Twentieth Century Group and witnesses; and programmes and lists of participants. All audio-visual materials (except for third and further copies of tapes), participant lists and programmes have been retained. Drafts with major or significant comments by contributors have also been kept. Routine administrative correspondence, duplicates and drafts with minor corrections have been removed. Copyright assignment forms are also held within the files.

As the Witness Seminar series became more established it became the practice for some of the participants to deposit some of their personal and associated papers with The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL both to assist with the seminar discussions and also to compliment the seminar records. These personal and associated papers are described in some depth and are arranged separately within each applicable seminar.



Physical description

545 files, oversized material and 76 digital items


Within the section material is arranged by seminar, and for each published seminar in publication order rather than by date on which the seminar took place. The exception to this is for published volumes 1 and 2 which covered a number of seminars and so in these cases the material in each volume has been arranged by a specific seminar.

Each seminar is typically arranged into; general correspondence (typically administrative and organisational correspondence); correspondence with individuals which is arranged alphabetically; clean transcripts; photographic material; and cassette tapes and digital material. There is in a number of cases an additional category of personal and associated papers deposited alongside the seminar records (typically for the later seminars).

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Accession number

  • 809
  • 1046
  • 1303
  • 1318
  • 1320
  • 1493
  • 1543
  • 1753
  • 1758
  • 2265
  • 1930
  • 2354
  • 2071
  • 2351
  • 1759
  • 1762