Records of West of Scotland Neuro-Psychiatric Research Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1931-1948
  • Annual Reports 1929 and 1933
  • Research memoranda 1939-1948
  • Financial statements 1932-1944
  • Inventory and valuation of moveable property 1949

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in  1909  as the Scottish Western Asylums Research Institute, it was reorganised in  1932  and its name changed to the  West of Scotland Neuro-Psychiatric Research Institute. It worked in cooperation with the University of Glasgow from a laboratory at Gartnavel Royal Hospital. After the creation of the National Health Service in  1948 , the Institute was managed by the Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital until  1960  when it was wound up and the residue of its funds were transferred to the Henderson Research Scholarship.


Chronological within record class

Access Information

Normal 30 year closures apply

Acquisition Information

Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998.

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures

Custodial History

Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer


None expected

Related Material

GB 812 HB 28, Records of Western Regional Hospital Board, Glasgow; and HB 13, Records of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow.

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