Papers and correspondence of Keith Frederick Bowden, 1936-1982

Scope and Content

The papers relate exclusively to the medical records project and include reports, correspondence with the Ministry of Health and collaborators, committee papers and records of the project's financial administration.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bowden was educated at Sir John Deane's School, Sandbach and Manchester University where he studied electrical engineering, graduating in 1958. He then joined T. Kilburn's research team at Manchester, working on the Atlas Computer. He moved to Essex University in 1967 as a founder member of the Computer Science Department where he was later Professor and Head of Department. He was leader of a project to apply computers to the maintenance of personal medical records. Bowden was killed in a road accident.


By section as follows: Reports, Correspondence and committee papers, Financial administration, Biographical. Index of correspondents.

Access Information

On written application to the Sub-Librarian (Archives&Collection Development).

Other Finding Aids

Printed Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Keith Frederick Bowden (1936-1982) by J. Alton and P. Harper, CSAC catalogue no. 105/2/85, 17 pp. Copies available from NCUACS, University of Bath

Custodial History

Received for cataloguing by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre from Mr I.R. MacCallum, Department of Computer Science, Essex University. Placed in Essex University Library 1985.