Collection RU 676 - Dundee Medical School

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RU 676


Dundee Medical School


  • 1921-c 2017 (Creation)

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0.5 linear metres

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In 1881, when University College Dundee was founded, the city of Dundee contained the Royal Infirmary and the Royal Lunatic Asylum which would provide medical teaching space for the new institution. The College however, had no power to award degrees. The Faculty of Medicine was established in Dundee in 1897 as a joint venture between the University of St Andrews and University College Dundee. Buildings for the Dundee Medical School were officially opened in 1904, with the intention of accommodating 100–150 students In 1967, Dundee's medical school became independent in its own right and in 1974 moved to a large teaching facility based at Ninewells Hospital. The School of Medicine now encompasses undergraduate, postgraduate, specialist teaching centres and four research divisions. Source:

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Minutes 1898-1939 Administration files 1927-1968 Teaching and examination material 1960-1996 Student work and publications 1899-1997 Centre for medical education 2001-2009 Centenary celebrations and events 1956-1997 Articles 1930-1973 Photographs 1962-1987 Architects papers and plans 1961-1972 Material found in Medical Library 1967-1970 Publications and information booklets relating to the School of Medicine nd Conference, workshop and symposium papers 1996 Miscellaneous papers. 2016- c 2017


Not expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper and include photographs

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RU 676

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English
  • German



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