Unexplored riches in medical history, part two


  • The Children’s Society

Project summary

This project follows on from a previous award to catalogue the archives of the Children’s Society. It focuses on remedial conservation and rehousing of 684 historical children’s case files deemed ‘unfit for production’ due to their damaged and fragile condition. The records are a rich source of detailed historical information on child and family health for medical humanities scholars. The project means the case files’ valuable information can be released and medical index terms extracted for inclusion in the online archive catalogue. Researchers will be able to to identify medical topics of interest within the files by searching the catalogue. The improved physical state of the conserved case files will also enable the files to be digitised in future.