Pathways to research: cataloguing and indexing the Tavistock and Portman clinical and corporate archives


  • London Metropolitan Archives

Project summary

This project is to open up the archive of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. It will enable researchers to explore innovative work in mental health and social care by the trust and its predecessors. The trust has two principle collections (181 linear metres in total), mostly clinicians’ records but also corporate records (around 10 linear metres). Both are rich, but neither can be fully understood without the other. London Metropolitan Archives will catalogue the collections and compile a database of the clinical files supported by a thesaurus of appropriate terminology. Repackaging will be done where necessary.