- 1934 - 2005 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
22 metres (54 archive boxes + 5 loose volumes)
Name of creator
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is the UK Speech and Language Therapists' professional body. It sets and maintains standards for the education, clinical practice, and ethical conduct of UK Speech and Language Therapists.
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists was founded in 1945, at which time it was called the College of Speech Therapists. The College was created when two pre-existing organisations, the Association of Speech Therapists and the British Society of Speech Therapists, merged. It was incorporated 02 Apr 1953.
The College introduced its own diplomas for Speech Therapists in 1947, and ultimately succeeded in introducing university degree courses in the area - by 1985, all new professionals were graduates.
The members of the College of Speech Therapists voted in 1991 to change their name to the College of Speech and Language Therapists, and there was another name change in 1995 (the College's Golden Jubilee year) making it the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, August 2017.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This collection comprises items relating to the formation and running of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. The bulk of the records are minutes of the Council and the boards and committees of the College.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged into series as described in the collection hierarchy.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Some records are restricted in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Where there are restrictions, these are noted at the appropriate point in the catalogue. Otherwise the collection is open.
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