Papers of Dr David Hazel Clark

Scope and Content

The archive consist of: Report on misuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union, 1973; Report on Dr Semyon Gluzman, 1975; Correspondence on a College meeting on misuse of psychiatry, 1976-1977; Joint Ethical Working Party report on Confidentiality to Council; Papers of the Special Committee on a Higher Qualification and the Revision of the Bye-Laws, 1965.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr David H Clark was born into a Quaker family on 20 August 1920. He read medicine at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh, qualified in 1943, and studied psychiatry at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital in London. He worked at Fulborn Hospital for thirty years. In the 1960s he spent 4 months advising the Japanese Government on their psychiatric hospitals.

He was a member of the College and its predecessor body the Royal Medico-Psychological Association (RMPA) for more than forty years. He was the Chairman of the Section of Psychotherapy and Social Psychiatry in 1961, and was a member of the Council of the RMPA in the 1960s. He was actively involved in the discussions which culminated in the formation of the College. He was elected a member of the Council for the first 6 years of the newly established College. During this time he was also a member of the Public Policy Committee, and Secretary of the Ethical Working Party, which examined various ethical issues which the College had to face in the 1970s.

Access Information

Access to the papers is by appointment with the Archivist on telephone: 0207 235 2351 ext 6169, e-mail: .The College Archives is open Mondays to Fridays from 09.00 hrs to 16.30 hrs. The Archives is not open during weekends and bank holidays.

Acquisition Information

Papers donated by Dr Clark.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of the records is available.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Francis Maunze, Archivist and Records Manager, March 2012.


No accruals expected.