Cataloguing and preservation of the HIV/AIDS collections at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Project summary

AIDS was one of the key public health challenges of the late 20th century. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Archives hold six significant collections relating to HIV/AIDS education and policy over the critical two decades after AIDS was first reported. These include Professor Peter Piot’s papers (on both HIV and the 1976 Ebola discovery), Project SIGMA, and the Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Collection. The archives also include Professor Kaye Welling’s papers, Professor Virginia Berridge’s papers and the AIDS Social History Programme. This project catalogued and repackaged these collections, and made the resulting descriptions from this work available to the history of medicine community.

Find out more about the HIV/AIDS collections at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in our short film.