Papers of the Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

File regarding constitution, membership and meetings, 1940-1956; Holborn Tuberculosis Care Committee papers, 1950s-60s; files re recuperative holidays and rehabilitation generally, 1950s; National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis (NAPT) Bulletin, 1943-1958; continued as The Chest and Heart Bulletin, 1959-1961; small amount regarding the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers was formed in April 1940 with 20 members. In January 1948 the Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers became the Medico-Social Section of the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis. Membership was open to all members of the NAPT professionally engaged in social work for the tuberculous whose names were approved for Section membership by the Committee of the Section. The archive provides evidence for the continuation of the Medico-Social Section until at least 1956.

The National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis became the Chest and Heart Association in 1959 and this later became the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association. In 1991 the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association became the Stroke Association and ceased to fund research into chest and heart diseases.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers except for the membership records and other records restricted by the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited in the Centre by the British Association of Social Workers, 17 July 1997.

Other Finding Aids

Authority records exist for Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers (GB 0152 AAR2161), Medico-Social Section of the National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis (GB 0152 AAR2162), National Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis (GB 0152 AAR2165), Chest and Heart Association (GB 0152 AAR2163) and British Association of Social Workers (GB 0152 AAR0993).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds papers of the Association of Child Care Officers (MSS.378/ACCO), Association of Family Case Workers (MSS.378/AGFC), Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (MSS.378/APSW), Association of Social Workers (MSS.378/ASW), Institute of Medical Social Workers (MSS.378/IMSW), Moral Welfare Workers Association (MSS.378/MWWA), Society of Mental Welfare Officers (MSS.378/SMWO), Association of Children's Officers (MSS.378/ACO), National Association of Probation Officers (MSS.378/PROB), Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers (MSS.378/SCOSW) and British Association of Social Workers (MSS.378/BASW).