Papers of Sarah King

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises papers collected by Sarah King, née Maclure, during her employment at Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy. The collection includes educational booklets, term cards, organisational papers and invitations for school events, and a small number of poems written by staff and students.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dorset House, the first School of Occupational Therapy in England, was established by its visionary Medical Director, Dr Elizabeth Casson, in the latter part of the 1920s. Over the years the School has moved from its original base in Bristol to Bromsgrove, and finally to Oxford, firstly in Nissen Huts in the grounds of the Churchill Hospital and then to London Road in 1964. In 1992 Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy became part of Oxford Polytechnic, which, later that year, was conferred with university status.

Conditions Governing Access

Applicants are bound by the Reading Room regulations.

The Reading Room is open between 1pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday, during the University semesters (dates available here) and researchers can visit by prior appointment outside these times; Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Please email us to arrange a visit or if you have any queries:

Other Finding Aids

The collection has a full online catalogue.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Eleanor Possart, 2008-2009.

Related Material

GB 3080 DH - Papers of Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy which are also held at Oxford Brookes University.