Document ReferenceHAC
TitlePapers of John Coggins, former Medical Librarian at the University of Nottingham, including papers of the Hospital Archives Committee and the Museum of Medical Equipment
Extent1 box
AbstractThe collection comprises mainly of correspondence and other documents relating to the Museum of Medical Equipment at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham which John Coggins had a role in organising. It also contains minutes and agenda papers relating to the Hospital Archives Committee, and some ephemeral items relating to the medical museum.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryJohn Coggins was appointed in 1968 as the founding Medical Librarian for the University of Nottingham Medical School. He retired from the post in 1999 and died in 2007.
Custodial HistoryPapers were held by the Greenfield Medical Library and transferred to Manuscripts and Special Collections in 2000.
DescriptionThe collection comprises:

A file of correspondence relating to the Museum of Medical Equipment at Queen's Medical Centre, with letters to John Coggins, Medical Librarian, Greenfield Medical Library, University of Nottingham regarding aquisitions and donations of material to the Museum of Medical Equipment and letters to Mr R. G. Bradley, Supplies Officer, Medical School Stores, Queen's Medical Centre regarding similar matters. (HAC/1/1);

Lists of material displayed at the Medical Equipment Museum, photographs of an exhibition of the material and other ephemera relating to the Wellcome Museum of the History of Medicine. (HAC/1/2 - 5)

Files containing notes, correspondence, minutes and memoranda from the Hospital Archives Committee regarding the organisation of material from Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham General Hospital. Some of this material directly refers to the Department of Manuscripts at the University of Nottingham. (HAC/2-4)

File containing various small items of medical equipment, probably donated to the Museum of Medical Equipment at Queen's Medical Centre, though the majority of this material was dispersed in 2001 by members of the Medical Faculty. (HAC/5)

Register Register of dangerous drugs, recording purchase and supply. It is not clear whether this item belonged to the Museum of Medical Equipment or if it originates from another source. (HAC/6)
MgtGroupUniversity archives
Personal papers
MgtSubGroupUniversity member
ArrangementThe collection has been divided into sections by subject. Within these sections, items have been arranged chronologically where possible.
TermMedical libraries - England - Nottingham
History of medicine, Modern - UK
FindingAidsCopyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 13 pp. Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Click the links below to view related name indexes

CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA79870Coggins; Alfred John (1937-2007); Mr; Librarian at Greenfield Medical Library, University of Nottingham1937-2007
NA1262Queen's Medical Centre
Add to My Items