|Description||Records of the Discovery Foundation for Christian Work Among Nurses and Associated Professions comprising signed minutes of meetings of Foundation members, 1967-1992, annual reports for years 1967-1992, accounts book, 1967-1992, annual statements of accounts for years 1968-1992, correspondence and legal papers relating to the establishment and closure of the Foundation, and miscellaneous papers comprising research papers relating to medical research supported by the|
|Administrative History||The Discovery Foundation was established in 1967, using a gift of funds following the winding up the Nurses' Christian Movement. It was a registered charity, no 252505, and ceased to exist in 1992.|
|Custodial History||The records were deposited as a gift with the Selly Oak Colleges Library in 1994 by the last secretary and chairperson of the Discovery Foundation. The collection was then transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library. In 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham|
Cataloguing of the papers was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in March 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges' endowment trust.