A Catalogue of the Papers of Dr Robert Murray

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Files relating to the TUC's Medical and Industrial Safety Advisor, 1962-1975.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Robert (Bob) Murray was born in 1916. After studying medicine he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II and was mentioned in dispatches while serving in Burma. He was a doctor specialising in occupational medicine and worked for the Medical Inspectorate of Factories, 1947-1956 and then for the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. He was the TUC's Medical and Industrial Safety Advisor, 1962-1974 and helped to establish the TUC Centenary Institute of Occupational Health at London University. He was awarded the OBE in 1978. Robert Murray died in 1998.

Reference: BMJ 1999;318:129 ( 9 January ), Obituaries: Robert ("Bob") Murray


The records were catalogued using the TUC's decimal classification system. The number 140.9 was the classification for Industrial Health: Medical Advisor.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Trades Union Congress in 1998

Other Finding Aids

An authority record exists for Trades Union Congress (GB 0152 AAR1019) and Robert Murray (GB 152 AAR3009).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

GB 152 MSS.292/140.9/1-2, MSS 292C/140.9/1-5 files relating to TUC Medical Advisor, 1936-1960

Personal Names