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Storthes Hall Archive
This collection is not the official records of the Storthes Hall Hospital; these are held at West Yorkshire Archive Service reference C416 http://catalogue.wyjs.org.uk/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=C000416&pos=11

This collection contains records of the work, buildings, facilities and activities of Storthes Hall Hospital, mostly dating from the period when it was run as an NHS mental health institution. It includes material relating to the running of the hospital, including the legal framework under which it operated. There is a fair amount of material relating to the buildings and facilities, including photographs and documents covering the history of the estate. Many of the documents in the collection are records created or used by hospital staff, whilst a few relate to patients and their visitors.

The collection is arranged as follows:
STH/1 Governance and administration
STH/2 Estates and Facilities
STH/3 Staff Records
STH/4 Clinical and Patient-related records
STH/5 Press Cuttings
STH/6 Oral History Project Records
STH/7 Films
STH/8 Festival of Commemoration 1990
  • STH/1

    Storthes Hall Governance and Administration Records Series

    1890-1999
    Includes documents concerning Mental Health legislation under which Storthes Hall operated, regulations of the hospital, list of staff numbers, reports, and notes on the figures for admissions and discharges. Some material relates to the uses of the site after the hospital's closure.
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  • STH/2

    Storthes Hall Estates and Facilities Records Series

    (1730) - c2000
    Includes records relating to the history of the Storthes Hall estate, photographs of the hospital, maps and plans of the site and documents concerning the development of the site after its closure.
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  • STH/3

    Storthes Hall Hospital Staff Records Series

    (1912)-1990
    Records created for and by hospital staff, particularly nurses. Includes documents concerning nursing shift work, notices and memos, nurses' training materials, recruitment, newsletters, retirements and other staff events, and photographs. Also personal papers kept by nurses including the Fardy family and C M Haigh (née Cynthia Clegg) documenting their careers, which include records of the Festival of Commemoration held when the hospital closed in 1990. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/4

    Clinical Records and Papers relating to Patients at Storthes Hall Hospital Series

    1942-?2004
    Regulations and procedures for staff to follow in dealing with patients, material produced for patients and their families, photograph and the score of a musical work based on the experiences of a patient. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/5

    Storthes Hall Hospital, Press Cuttings Series

    1950s-Jan 1991
    Loose articles from local newspapers, mainly relating to the closure of Storthes Hall Hospital, as well as mental health and the development of the site. Includes photocopied articles.
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  • STH/6

    Storthes Hall Oral History Project Interviews Series

    1986-1988
    Copies of 95 audio cassette tapes and one script for a talk (?) about an oral history project conducted by Pennine Heritage. Consists mainly of interviews with former staff and patients, as well as tapes filed under 'General', which includes public broadcasts on local and national radio, as well as material seemingly recorded for use in an exhibition. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details. Note: some tapes may now be blank.
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  • STH/7

    Film Footage of Storthes Hall Hospital Item

    nd [?1967]-[c1980s]
    VHS tape marked 'Storthes Hall, Late 1960s'
    1 Reel of Super 8 film shot on M21 ward in 1971, 7 minutes in length. These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • STH/8

    Records of Commemoration of Storthes Hall Hospital Series

    1990
    Material relating to the Commemoration festival held in 1990, prior to the hospital's closure.
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