Join us to take a walk around Wellcome Library, exploring deep in the basement stacks to see where the Tavistock Institute archive is housed, and through the library to see how the Institute’s history connects with other collection holdings.
The tour will begin at the Library desk, weaving its way down to the basement, and through the library’s extensive collection of open access books. The tour will end up in the Library’s Viewing Room, where you will have the opportunity to handle, browse and engage with selected highlights from the Tavistock’s 70 year history. Individuals involved in the cataloguing and research of the archive will be on hand to answer any questions, and there will be opportunities to share thoughts, reactions and emotions inspired by the material.
You will also learn how to navigate the catalogue and begin your own research at Wellcome Library, with an archivist on hand to guide you through the library’s online catalogue and ordering process. We hope this session will provide a springboard for you to begin exploring the many stories waiting to be discovered in the Tavistock archive.
Please note spaces are limited on the library tour, therefore tickets need to be booked using the link below. The show and tell is a drop-in session; individuals are welcome to pop along, regardless of whether they are attending the tour. Another session will take place:
Tuesday 17th October, 2pm – 3.30pm.
If you want to join the Library on your visit, please bring along two forms of ID. More details on joining the library can be found here.