Paterson, Jane E.

Scope and Content

Medical Social Work Student Interview forms and other papers 1967-1978; punch cards; documents and reports 1965-1980; tutor interview papers 1977-1979; teaching papers 1974

Administrative / Biographical History

Jane E. Paterson was born in 1915, and educated at Laurel Bank School, University of Glasgow, Harvard University School of Public Health and Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work. In 1947 she was appointed Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Public Health at Edinburgh University, where she taught a variety of courses for undergraduates and postgraduates. During the course of her career she performed a number of services to Central Government, professional institutions, and other bodies, including being a member of the Board of Management of the Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals from 1956-68. Her complete resume is to be found in GD1/90/5.


Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records with sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

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Acquisition Information

Department of General Practice, University of Edinburgh, December 1999


This is a joint collection with Edinburgh University Archives

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

Other Finding Aids

Manual summary list available

Custodial History



No further accessions are expected