Thurgood, Graham, Archive

Scope and Content

This collection largely contains papers collated by Graham Thurgood on the History of Nursing in Halifax and Huddersfield 1870-1960 (PhD thesis). The collection contains a variety of oral history study resources i.e. raw materials such as: interview transcripts, audio tapes, consent forms, summary sheets, correspondence (printed and handwritten) and copyright forms (signed and blank).

There is also research material not linked to specific interviewees, such as articles on the transition of nursing practices and experiences over the years comparing past and modern accounts. Also, the collection includes general nursing memorabilia, such as: copies of photos of interviewees as nurses and projection slides of nursing during the 1960s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Graham began his career as a general and then district nurse in hospitals and the community. He then became a nursing teacher for institutions across England, for example: on the University of Bradford's examining board. (Source: University of Bradford Website,

Graham is currently senior lecturer at Huddersfield University in the department of Adult and Children's Nursing. His other responsibilities include Personal Tutoring for university students and Admissions Tutoring for the diploma of Higher Education (Adult Nursing Studies). Graham is a member of several academic groups, such as the Narrative & Memory Research Group. He has also published several research studies on nursing from 1992 onwards, which continues at present. These include articles and book reviews.

(Source: Huddersfield University website, )


Majority of the papers reproduce Thurgood's own referencing and filing system.

Access Information

Original available for consultation by appointment. Personal data subject to Data Protection Act 1998. Access permitted to data subjects and to bona fide researchers who complete a Data Protection Undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Graham Thurgood 2007 and 2010.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Chiefly paper; cassette tapes; 35mm slides; photographs.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions other than Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988.

Appraisal Information

14 A4 sticky address label sheets disposed of

1 copy of photo-copied photograph sheet (blank) disposed of

Custodial History

Research papers accumulated during the course of Grahm Thurgood's PhD research


None expected

Related Material

University of Huddersfield Archive holds a copy of Thurgood's thesis, Ref YOR/1189.


THURGOOD, Graham A history of nursing in Halifax and Huddersfield 1870-1960 (Thesis submitted for PhD, University of Huddersfield, 2008)