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Welcome to the Royal College of Psychiatrists online archives catalogue

This catalogue contains resources on the history of the College and its predecessor bodies.

  • The archives consist of administrative and membership records, and deposited papers and manuscripts
  • A small collection of records and publications on asylum and mental hospitals, and records on early mental nurse training.
  • A collection of antiquarian books on the history of psychiatry in English, French, Germany and Latin, dating back to the fifteenth century.
  • A collection of photographs on past events and meetings, portraits of past presidents, and pictures of figures from the history of mental health.