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Archives Service plans for 2016

The Archives team had a successful year in 2015, working on lots of exciting projects and welcoming our new team member, Aisling as Archives Assistant. We are all looking forward to an exciting year in 2016 with more projects and plenty of dissemination opportunities. Here are just some of our…

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Silvertown after the explosion, 1917

Silvertown Explosion, 1917

 

On the evening of January the 19th 1917, a fire broke out in one of the factory melt pots, effort was made to extinguish the fire however the fire spread and ignited 50 tons of TNT. The explosion killed 73 people and injured more than 400. It is estimated…

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Whitehall Study

The Archives Service has been successful in our funding application to the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources in Medical History for a project to catalogue and preserve the Whitehall Study.

In 1967, LSHTM began its major Health Survey of Male Civil Servants aged 40 or over. This is widely referred…

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Christmas Recipe from the Archives

Last month the Archives team held the second Great War Bake Off, where we showcased the Archives’ wartime recipes from the Nutrition Collection. We were pleased to see so many staff and students take part, and to taste their creations, so to end the year the Archives service have found…

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Christmas in Uganda 1922: The Carpenter Diary

The Archives team is looking forward to Christmas and what better way to celebrate than to look at a few of our festive collections. Below are four extracts from the Carpenter travel diary, documenting Geoffrey and Amy Carpenter’s Christmas spent in Uganda in 1922.

But first who were the…

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Christmas Cards from the Sir Ronald Ross Collection

The LSHTM Archive’s Ross Collection contains more than just material relating to Ronald Ross’s scientific and medical research – there are also are large number of his photographs, notebooks, postcards and sketchbooks that tell us more about Ross as a person and his wide array of interests.

Scattered among…

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Female Laboratory Assistants at London School of Tropical Medicine

Just over a hundred years ago, the Seamen’s Hospital Society’s Committee agreed upon the employment of laboratory girls. Prior to this, position of laboratory assistants were given to men, however due to conscription during the First World War the number of men available to work dropped dramatically, hence…

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World AIDS Day: Peter Piot collection

The LSHTM archives holds the papers of Professor Baron Peter Piot, the School’s Director, these reflect his career in fighting epidemic disease not only through his epidemiological work on the Ebola virus and HIV/AIDS but also his role as Executive-Director of UNAIDS (1995-2008).
Peter Piot

Baron…

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World AIDS Day: Red Ribbon Pendant

This Red Ribbon pendant was donated to the LSHTM Archives by Lyn Rothman, the founder of AIDS Crisis Trust and current patron and board member of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. She kindly offered to donate the pendant which was designed by her friend, Andrew Logan, the English artist and…

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Explore your Archive: The Great War Bake Off 2015

On Wednesday 18th of November, 17 of the School’s finest bakers went head to head to win the title of best Great War Baker! As part of Explore your Archive week where archives nationally showcase their collections, the School’s Archives Service asked staff and students to bake a…

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