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Work Experience in the LSHTM Archives: HIV/AIDS Cataloguing Project

Author: Megan McGill 

Megan has been on a work placement in the archives

 
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health collection contains over seven-hundred descriptions of posters relating to AIDS/HIV from around Europe, giving education on the disease, as…

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The proof is in the pudding

As part of the ‘Improving Health in Wartime’ exhibition, we are planning a series of events using archive material.

In keeping with the World War theme, I have selected leaflets from our Nutrition collection produced by the Ministry of Food on the onset of the Second World War and after…

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LSHTM Library & Archives Service are now on Facebook

 It is now possible to follow the latest news and developments in the Library on Facebook. The Library has created a fan page on the popular social media site (https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-School-of-Hygiene-Tropical-Medicine-Library-Archives-Service/635224796567510) that provides regular updated information on…

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Sir Ronald Ross’ poem to mark the start of the First World War, ‘Black August, 1914’

 

On 14th August 1914, Britain officially entered the conflict that became known as the First World War. Sir Ronald Ross marked the occasion by writing a poem about the event which resonates with the spirit of the eve-of-war remarks of the British foreign secretary at the time…

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HIV/AIDS archive student session in the Wellcome Gallery

Today, the LSHTM Library & Archives service hosted a short HIV/AIDS gems of the collection session for some visiting American students from Oklahoma State University. As the students were attending a summer school based at the University of Cambridge on HIV/AIDS in the United States and Transnational Politics…

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5 days at the Archives

Author: Emma Fullerton-Frost

This week I have been doing year 12 work experience at the LSHTM archives. I have had the chance to learn more about both archives and the history of the school. For this blog I have completed some research based on what’s in the Ross…

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The varied life of an archive volunteer

Author: Helen Winning

Helen is currently on a voluntary placement in the archives.

I am sadly coming to the end of my time volunteering here at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine archives, but thankfully I have been privileged enough to have been given a wide and varied…

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Malaria in the UK

 

To mark World Malaria Day, here is a short blog about the history of malaria in the UK and the work of John Frederick Marshall (1874-1949), parasitologist, whom devoted much of his life in studying and controlling mosquitoes in the UK and whose archives are stored here.

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Chronicling an Epidemic: new archival material on the first Ebola epidemic

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Guinea and surrounding regions has brought this terrifying disease back into the world’s media spotlight. This epidemic shares some of the features of the first devastating outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire) in 1976. Then, international medical authorities such as…

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SIGMA Research collection catalogue is now available

The archives of SIGMA Research have now been catalogued and the collection can be viewed online on the LSHTM archives catalogue. This is the fourth collection to be catalogued as part of the Wellcome Trust funded project to catalogue and preserve the School’s HIV/AIDS archive collections. The collection…

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