University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Robert Douglas Lockhart

Scope and Content

The vast majority of the collection consists of film and glass negatives, slides and black and white prints used by Lockhart in his book Living Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas of Muscles in Action and Surface Contours , London, Faber (first published in 1948). The images are of the body in action. Other materials in the collection include some draft manuscripts and proofs of the book, and research notes on the human body.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Douglas Lockhart, 1894-1987, Professor of Anatomy at the University of Birmingham, 1931.

Reference: Deposit information.

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Barnes Medical Library in 2000.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the archives of the University of Birmingham and archives of other former staff, officials and students.