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Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Imperial College Development Association


Reference code(s): GB 0098 ABG

Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Title: Imperial College Development Association

Date(s): Created 1919-1933

Level of description: Series of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine records

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Imperial College Development Association was involved with the movement for an Imperial College degree.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to the Imperial College Development Association, 1919-1933, comprising a history of the 'Degree Question', [1924]; report of the deputation of the governors, 1919; report of a meeting between the governors of Imperial College and the Executive Committee of the City and Guilds of London Institute, 1920; address by Sir Arthur Acland, 1920, Students' Union Committee correspondence, 1920; printed pamphlets by Royal College of Science students, 1920; printed addresses by H E Armstrong and Viscount Haldane, 1920; correspondence, 1922-1933; papers and correspondence concerning university status for the college, including from Sir Arthur Acland, Lord Crewe, Herbert A L Fisher, Lord Rutherford, Sir Herbert Wright, 1918-1922; notes on the evolution of the college, 1920.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged in sections as outlined in the scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Created and accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Records of Imperial College Governing Body (GB), Imperial College Expansion Schemes (l) and South Kensington Institutions (ABM-AK), held at Imperial College.

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2000

Accreditation (education) | Educational supervision
Degrees | Educational qualifications
Student organizations | Educational associations | Educational administrative structure | Educational organizations
University students | Students

Personal names
Acland | Sir | Arthur Herbert Dyke | 1847-1926 | 13th Baronet | politician
Armstrong | Henry Edward | 1848-1937 | chemist and educationist
Fisher | Herbert Albert Laurens | 1865-1940 | historian and statesman
Haldane | Richard Burdon | 1856-1928 | 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan | politician, lawyer and philosopher x Haldane of Cloan | 1st Viscount
Milnes | Robert Offley Ashburton | Crewe- | 1858-1945 | 1st Marquess of Crewe | statesman x Crewe-Milnes | Robert Offley Ashburton x Crewe | 1st Marquess of
Rutherford | Ernest | 1871-1937 | Baron Rutherford of Nelson | physicist x Rutherford of Nelson | Baron
Wright | Sir | Herbert | 1874-1940 | Knight | botanist

Corporate names
City and Guilds of London Institute
Imperial College Development Association
Imperial College of Science and Technology
Royal College of Science