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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 TH/PH
Level of description
Sub-fonds of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
approximately 9 linear metres


Name of creator(s)

St Thomas's Hospital Medical School

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photographs of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, [1859-2003], comprising photographs of notable hospital events, 1892-[2000], including opening of the new wing of the medical school, 1892; theatricals and musicals, 1818-[1980s]; roayl visits 1940s-[1970s]; and of facilities including operating theatre 1896-[1990], wards [1900-1960s]; School of Physiology, 1935-1946; Biochemistry Department,[1950s-1990s];
portraits of staff (photographs and prints)[1750-1980];
photograph albums of hospital scenes and staff, [1880s-1970s];
scrapbooks containing photographs and press cuttings, 1885-1920s;
student photographs including Medical Units, 1924-1939; Clincial year groups,1924-1987; pre-clinical entry students 1972-1981; Final FRCS groups 1957-1963; First MB class,1957-1991; College House groups [1859]-1948;
photographs of sporting clubs including St Thomas's Hospital Mountaineering Club, 1953-1954; St Thomas's Hospital Rugby Football team, 1875-1986; United Hospitals (Rugby) Football team, 1876-[1880s]; St Thomas's Hospital Cricket Club, 1922-1924, 1989; St Thomas's Inter Hospital Cup boxing team, c.1927; St Thomas's Hospital Association Football teams, 1914, 1934-1935, 1985-1987;St Thomas's Hospital Hockey teams, 1921, 1926-1931, 1952-1958; St Thomas's Hospital Rowing Club team and action, [1950s]; St Thomas's Hospital Water Polo team in action, 1953; Croquet team, [1976]; Fencing team, 1958; athletics race, 1920s.

System of arrangement

The records are arranged as outlined in Scope and Content

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Photographs of St Thomas's Hospital are held by King's College Photography and Design Services (St Thomas'). Photographs and prints of St Thomas's Hospital, held by London Metropolitan Archives.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

September 2002. Revised June 2004

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  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Human and social sciences
  • Medical education
  • Medical students
  • Photographs
  • Social welfare
  • Students
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

  • St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London


  • Lambeth, London, England, UK, Western Europe
  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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