Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers... Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers, 1940-1961
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.
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.
There are no restrictions on access to these papers except for the membership records and other records restricted by the Data Protection Act, 1998.
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).
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