Dublin Sanitary Association

Repository: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleDublin Sanitary Association
Archive ReferenceIE RCPI/DSA
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/dublin-sanitary-association
Creation Dates1883-1912
Extent Medium6 volumes


Creator(s): Dublin Sanitary Association

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Dublin Sanitary Association was founded in 1872 to improve the 'very defective sanitary arrangements in Dublin'. The four main objectives of the Association were to educate the public about sanitary matters, direct attention to areas where existing powers were not fully exercised, monitor the course of sanitary legislation and to form a body in which the public would have confidence and which could act on behalf of the public. The Sanitary Association was run by a committee, with a treasurer, honorary secretaries and a President. The Association lasted into the 1910s, and throughout its existents was actively involved in raising awareness of, and improving, sanitary conditions in Dublin.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Dublin Sanitary Association ↴

    Minute books, newspaper cuttings and a letter book of the Dublin Sanitary Association

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Limited items – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Access Guidelines
Conditions Governing ReproductionCopying of archive material is subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Copying Guidelines
Creation Dates1883-1912
Extent Medium6 volumes
Finding Aids A collection list is avilable online and in the reading room Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteHarriet Wheelock
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. IGAD: Irish Guidelines for Archival Description. Dublin: Society of Archivists, Ireland, 2009.National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of Descriptions40664