Celebrating the collector: cataloguing and curating the papers of Professor Frederick Charles Pybus


  • Newcastle University

Project summary

This project is to make the papers of Professor Frederick Charles Pybus (1883-1975) more accessible and discoverable. Prof Pybus was a distinguished clinician and researcher who expounded radical theories. He’s more often recognised as a book collector than a clinician, but in the 1950s he concluded that carcinogens present in atmospheric pollution were a leading cause of cancer. Following preservation and conservation, the project is to produce a web- based catalogue of the archive to be hosted locally and on the Archives Hub. These resources will be enhanced by digitising items from the archive with appropriate metadata for remote access.