Donaldson (Sir Liam) Archive

Subject strengths: Medicine, History, Social History, Politics

This collection comprises material relating to the 15th Chief Medical Officer for England and Chancellor of Newcastle University Sir Liam Donaldson (1949 - ).

Includes published and unpublished material covering Sir Liam's early professional career and achievements in health care management in the Northern and Yorkshire regions and as Chief Medical Officer.

The majority of material relates to his time as Chief Medical Officer from 1998 - 2010, covering his major health and health care campaigns, including published reports and contextual material related to these reports.

Also includes photographs, papers, correspondence and other material relating to Sir Liam's personal life, awards and honours.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Donaldson (Sir Liam) Archive

Archive Ref Code: GB186/LD

Date Range of Material

1959 - 2010

Type of Material

Liam Donaldson’s political and personal archive

Size of Collection

20 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.

If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (for example LD/1/2/1 Regional Director of Public Heath’s Report for 1990).

You can then place your order by linking to our Request Form

Finding Aid 

Archival catalogue available via Archives Hub.

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Other Resources

An exhibition to compliment this collection is available to view in, 'Root and Branch: Public Health under the Nation's Doctors'.

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for May 2013.

See more digitised content from this collection at CollectionsCaptured.