Continuity of care:the conservation and cataloguing of the Royal Scottish National Institution Archive


  • University of Stirling

Project summary

Established in 1862, the Royal Scottish National Institution became the country’s foremost institution providing custodial care for children who were mentally impaired. The collection contains over 3,000 applications for admission to the institution, containing detailed information about the child’s condition, usually accompanied by family correspondence, medical evaluations and letters of recommendation. It has been designated a collection of national importance by UNESCO. This project made the collection available through a programme of preservation, conservation, cataloguing, research and promotion.