PP/RC Richard Crocket
Richard Crocket (b. 1914) was Consultant in charge of the Ingrebourne Centre in Hornchurch, Essex, from 1954-1979. He saw an acute general hospital psychiatric unit evolve into a dynamic psychotherapeutic community and contributed much to the early phases of the therapeutic community movement.
Arriving at the archive in trunks, boxes, bags and bundles, the Richard Crocket Collection represents a unification of numerous accessions from Richard and his family that came to PETT from 1998 onwards, covering records spanning the entirety of his life. These come in various forms and formats, including newspaper clippings, correspondence, published/unpublished papers, diaries interviews, transcripts, doctor's tools, even samples of deer suede to name but a few!
From November 2011 to January 2013 Matthew Naylor, as Collection Archivist, undertook a project to see the records arranged and catalogued to aid users, including researchers, and ensure optimum preservation conditions both physically and digitally.