The Archives

If you have any potential archive materials, please contact the office

Medact’s archive at the Wellcome Library includes the records of Medact from 1992 onwards, as well as records of the Medical Campaign against Nuclear Weapons from its formation in 1980. The archive has been fully catalogued and is available for research. Search the online catalogue using the reference ‘SA/MED’ to find all records relating to MCANW and Medact held at the Wellcome. Information on joining the library and searching the catalogue are available on the Wellcome Library’s website.

The archive of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War is held at the University of Bradford Special Collections. This includes records from MAPW from 1951 – 1996; the catalogue is available online. University of Bradford Special Collections also holds many other materials relevant to medicine and peace campaigning, including items in the Peace Pamphlets collection.

For more information about the  MCANW/Medact archive, contact:

Special Collections

Wellcome Library

215 Euston Road

London NW1 2BE

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)20 7611 8899 during Library opening hours

For more information about the MAPW archive, contact:

Alison Cullingford

Special Collections

J.B. Priestley Library

University of Bradford



Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 1274 235256 during Library opening hours


Archive Materials Available Online

Beds Not Bombs: The history of anti-nuclear medical campaigning and protest (The Guardian)

Protest and Survive: Highlights from the Medact Archive (The Guardian)

Beds not Bombs: histories of the medical anti-war movement (Wellcome Library)

Beds not Bombs: the archive of the Medical Campaign against Nuclear Weapon (Wellcome Library)