Fonds RCHS - Redwood College of Health Studies

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Redwood College of Health Studies


  • 1920s-1990s (Creation)

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19 boxes, 3 items, 3 plaques

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Redwood College was formed in July 1993 by the merger of Roding and Romford Colleges of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare Studies. These Colleges were in turn formed by the amalgamation of several Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Essex and London. Redwood College of Health Studies merged with South Bank University in 1994.

Records in this collection were created by several hospitals in Essex and London, which taught nursing but which no longer exist, with the exception of Whipps Cross Hospital.

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The archives are presumed to have been acquired by Redwood College of Health Studies, based at Whipps Cross Hospital in Essex, which in November 1994 merged with South Bank University. In July 2011 LSBU's Whipps Cross campus was closed and the archives of the former Redwood College of Health Studies transferred to the University's Archives.

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Records of the Redwood College of Health Studies comprising:

RCHS/1 Student Records, 1932-1990

RCHS/2 Photographs, 1920s-1990s

RCHS/3 Silverware, Shields and Plaques, c.1940-1970s

RCHS/4 Birth Atlas, 1950s

RCHS/5 Nurses Cloaks, c.1970s

RCHS/6 Nurse Training Guide, 1974

RCHS/7 Publications, 1993

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  • English

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      Archivist's note

      London South Bank University Archives Centre

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