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Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Higher Education Institutions associated with Imperial College


Reference code(s): GB 0098 U

Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Title: Higher Education Institutions associated with Imperial College

Date(s): Created 1907-1989 (ongoing)

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

Extent: 7 boxes

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


Administrative/Biographical history:

From its inception Imperial College has fostered links with other, and in particular technical universities and institutions around the world.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Imperial College relating to other Universities, 1907-1989, principally the University of Sheffield, comprising correspondence on the affiliation of the Metallurgical Department, 1907-1916 (UAS);
papers relating to Technical Colleges, notably reports, 1908-1910, correspondence with Guildford Technical College, 1939-1949, Camborne School of Metalliferous Mining, 1909-1939, Royal School of Science, Toronto, Canada, 1964-1969 (UC); secondment of staff to India and Pakistan, 1959-1960 (UD);
correspondence and papers relating to Student Exchange Schemes, 1909-1975, including with American and German Institutions, Commonwealth Fund Fellowships, 1950-1969 (UE);
papers relating to overseas Universities, 1937-1976, including Chile Catholic University, 1938, correspondence with the Delhi Institute of Technology, India, 1946-1976, Grandes Ecoles, Paris, France, 1972-1976, Baghdad University of Technology, Iraq, 1975, Nigerian Institutions, 1975-1989, Aria Mehr University, Tehran, Iran, 1967-1976 (UF);
papers concerning the Association of University Teachers Imperial College branch, 1919-1992, notably correspondence, 1919-1977 (UG).


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 Commitees relating to Student and Staff Administration (GD) and records relating to the University of London (UL), 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

Intellectual cooperation | Cultural cooperation | Cultural policy
Student exchange | Exchange programmes | Educational programmes
Universities | Higher education institutions | Educational institutions
Educational management

Personal names

Corporate names
Aria Mehr University | Iran
AUT | Association of University Teachers x Association of University Teachers
Camborne School of Metalliferous Mining
Delhi Institute of Technology
Guildford Technical College
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
University of Sheffield x Sheffield University