- 1989-1990 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
18 audio cassette recordings (with duplicate recordings). Digitised recordings in .wav
The accompanying notes state that the collection was created in 1989 'under the auspices of the Special Trustees and the honorary archivist, Dr Terry Gould'
The collection is further accompanied by the following undated note: 'The clearance note and deposit instruction forms state that the recordings will be added to the Wandsworth Health Authority Archives [...] Although there are copies of a clearance note & deposit instructions form we have not yet found signed copies of the forms to accompany the interviews.'
The collection is in 2020 being digitised.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of audio recordings of staff at St George's Hospital and Medical School. Each interview is recorded on audio cassette and is accompanied by a synopsis of the interview (no transcription).
The accompanying notes state that the collection was established to create 'a picture of a teaching hospital in the westend of London with a small intake and no preclinical department, in transition to a large and complete university hospital and in transposition to a south London suburb - Tooting. No attempt has been made to select those considered by contemporaries to be of distinction since it is not possible to predict who will appear to have been distinguished in the eyes of the future: conversely there has been no avoidance of the contemporarily distinguished. [...] Since two reminiscences go back before WWI and span both wars, this audioarchive will, at the outset, have covered almost the whole of the twentieth century.'
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access is currently restricted while the collection is being digitised and processed.
Conditions governing reproduction
Access and reproduction may be restricted due to copyright restrictions.