The archives of the School date from the mid-nineteenth century and consist of correspondence and personal papers of scientific, medical and public health professionals involved in the search for preventative measures and cures to diseases including malaria, filariasis, cholera and leprosy. These include the papers of Sir Patrick Manson (tropical medicine specialist), Major General Sir Leonard Rogers (tropical public health physician) and Sir Ronald Ross (malariologist). There are also administrative papers of the School, an extensive photographic collection, and scientific and medical artefacts. These resources relate to the United Kingdom and countries in Asia and Africa. A large number of the School's archive collections are now accessible via the archive on-line catalogue.
The Wellcome Trust funded project to preserve, catalogue and make accessible the Nutrition collection is now complete. The Nutrition collection is a rich and varied resource consisting of historical records relating to scientific investigations carried out by School staff in the UK and colonial territories. The records provide a unique source of data for historical epidemiology and for work on the history of nutrition policy. For further information, see the Nutrition project pages.
PhotoLibrary is the School's image management database and enables staff, students and the public to access the School's rich resources of contemporary and historical images. Visit the PhotoLibrary webpage for further information.
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For further information contact the Archivist & Records Manager, see Contact us for more details.