Between 2008 and 2009 the British Psychological Society deposited in the Wellcome Library both its own institutional records and the archives of over 30 individual psychologists and small organisations. Since then, work has been proceeding to re-house these collections and to integrate them into our on-line catalogue. Followers of this blog will have noticed that papers relating to Charlotte Wolff (PSY/WOL), Henri Tajfel (PSY/TAJ), and E. C. Tolman (PSY/TOL) have already been opened to public access (and described in earlier blog posts: click here for information on Wolff, Tajfel and Tolman). Other material available includes papers relating to Albert Cherns (PSY/CHE), Grace Rawlings (PSY/RAW), L. S. Hernshaw (PSY/HEA) and C. S. Myers (PSY/MYE). More is scheduled to follow during the coming months.
To celebrate this collaboration between the British Psychological Society and the Wellcome Library, the Society is organising a half-day symposium on the afternoon of Tuesday 11 October 2011, to be held in Wellcome Collection Conference Centre. The theme will be Stories of Psychology: Archives, Histories and What They Tell Us. Speakers include Richard Bentall, Michael Billig, Rhodri Hayward, Graham Richards and Sally Shuttleworth. The symposium is free to attend, but registration is essential. For more information and to register, go to www.bps.org.uk/stories.