Cataloguing and preservation of the Whitehall Study


  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Project summary

This project is to facilitate access to data from a longitudinal survey known as the Whitehall Study. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine study - Health Survey of Male Civil Servants aged 40 or over – found differences in life expectancy between civil servants on administrative grades and those in lower positions and established a link between social status and health. The collection comprises raw data and administrative papers from the original study and follow-up papers. These will be catalogued, conserved and repackaged in preservation material. The resulting descriptions will be made available to the medical history community via the Archives Service online catalogue, and publicised via a range of activities.