Reference code(s): GB 0074 F/CST
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: KING GEORGE'S FIELDS FOUNDATION
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): King George's Jubilee Trust
King George's Fields Foundation
The records listed below were among the personal papers of the late Sir Campbell Stuart, and relate to King George's Jubilee Trust and to King George's Fields Foundation. Sir Campbell Stuart was Treasurer of the Trust in 1936; he was also Treasurer of the Administrative Council of the Foundation for nine years from its establishment in 1936, and its Chairman till his retirement in 1954.
King George's Jubilee Trust was founded in 1935 to commemorate the Jubilee of King George V, and to benefit young people. After the king's death in 1936 the King George National Memorial Fund was established to commemorate the king by a statue, and by some particular philanthropic scheme. After discussion of schemes for various purposes, it was decided to set up the King George's Fields Foundation, to help provide open spaces for the playing of games. The spaces were to be called 'King George's Fields' and to be marked by memorial gateways. The Foundation worked closely with the National Playing Fields Association. For further detail see F/CST/II/6.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of King George's Jubilee Trust, comprising official souvenir programme of the coronation of King George VI; and records of King George's Fields Foundation, comprising Committee minutes and reports; trust deed; photograph and printed history.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
F/CST/001: King George's Jubilee Trust; F/CST/02: King George's Fields Foundation.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Records gifted to the Archive on 12 May 1977.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with 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: June to August 2010.