The Sakula Collection
In 2007, we were gifted a collection of history of medicine books from the family of Dr Alex Sakula MD FRCP DHMSA (1917–2003). Dr Sakula was a chest physician, medical historian, and founding member of the editorial board of Journal of Medical Biography. The collection includes books on pioneers of medicine such as Sir William Harvey and Sir William Osler, also covering subject areas such as tuberculosis.
The collection is located in the Audrey Emerton Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, and available on a reference-only basis. For access, contact the BSUH library on 01273 523300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Sussex holds a number of internationally acclaimed archival, manuscript and rare book collections, mostly relating to twentieth-century literary, political and social history. The Special Collections include the papers of Rudyard Kipling, the New Statesman Archive, a series of collections relating to the Bloomsbury Group (including the Monks House Papers) and over 60 other manuscript collections. The Mass-Observation Archive contains the papers of the social research organisation of the 1930s and 1940s and continues to collect new material in the present day. We also hold the university’s own archival and administrative records.
The Special Collections, including the Mass-Observation Archive, are now housed at The Keep, a short walk away from the University of Sussex campus.