RepositoryOxford Brookes University
Extent29 boxes + 17 shelves of books
TitlePapers of the Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy
DescriptionThe collection includes personal papers and books of Dr Casson and the Dorset House Principals, plus photographs, ciné films and scrap books which document the history of Dorset House. The collection also includes a small number of books selected from the Dorset House Library.
ArrangementChronological except for series relating to persons affiliated with the School which is alphabetical by surname.
AccessConditionsThe collection may be viewed in the special collections reading room only.
The majority of the collection has been digitised and can currently be viewed on the Reading Room pc.
CopyrightPermission to reproduce must be sought from copyright owners.
CreatorNameDorset House School of Occupational Therapy
AdminHistoryDorset House, the first School of Occupational Therapy in England, was established by its visionary Medical Director, Dr Elizabeth Casson, in the latter part of the 1920s. Over the years the School has moved from its original base in Bristol to Bromsgrove, and finally to Oxford, firstly in Nissen Huts in the grounds of the Churchill Hospital and then to London Road in 1964. In 1992 Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy became part of Oxford Polytechnic, which, later that year, was conferred with university status.
CustodialHistoryOriginal collection (DocRef DH/1-6) on deposit from the Elizabeth Casson Trust.
Further deposits received from Oxford Brookes staff members (Faculty of Health and Life Sciences) Jenny Butler (DocRef DH/7) and Sally Feaver (DocRef DH/8).
ArchNoteCatalogued by Eleanor Possart, 2008-2010.
Related MaterialSee also Dorset House School of Occupational Therapy associated papers (DocRefs BD; ECT; SK; Argentina OT; DH Misc).
See also the Sally Croft collection, located on the First Floor of the North Library.
SubjectOccupational Therapy
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