Medical Archive Collections

[Christie Hospital, Rylands Collection, image number JRL040063dc]
The Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester. Architect's drawing of the proposed buildings c.1930.

Our collection of medical archives is a particularly rich and important resource for the study of the medical history of the Greater Manchester region since the mid-eighteenth century.

The collections include the Manchester Medical Collection, archives of regional medical societies and personal papers of eminent Manchester doctors. These have considerable potential for broader interdisciplinary social, economic, cultural and intellectual histories of a city that was in the forefront of modern industrial development and was home to a leading university medical school and several nationally important hospitals.

We hope in future to develop these collections through new acquisitions, and to work with other archive repositories in the local area to develop their medical archive collections.

The Archives are located at the University Archive and Records Centre, Main Library.

For further information contact: James Peters, University and Medical Archivist.