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Queen Mary, University of London

DEYERMOND, Alan (1932-2009)


Reference code(s): GB 0370 AD

Held at: Queen Mary, University of London

Title: DEYERMOND, Alan (1932-2009)

Date(s): [1950]-2009

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 21 boxes

Name of creator(s): Deyermond | Alan | 1932-2009 | Professor of Medieval Spanish Literature


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born Cairo 24 February 1932, schooled in Liverpool, and Jersey, attended Pembroke College, Oxford, reading modern languages, from 1950; 1953 he began BLitt research, degree completed 1957; 1955 first teaching post as Assistant Lecturer at Westfield College, advanced swiftly through each career grade to Chair in 1969, serving, much later (1986-1989), as Vice-Principal of Westfield College; 1990-1997 Research Professor, Queen Mary, University of London; 1997 retired, but held various Visiting Professorships and delivered lectures and conference papers internationally.

Married Ann Bracken in 1957. Published 40 books, written or edited, and almost 200 articles ranging through four centuries of medieval Hispanic literature. Died 19 September 2009.


Scope and content/abstract:

Private papers of Deyermond, Alan (1932-2009), Professor of medieval Hispanic literature, covering the whole course of his career from his undergraduate education at Oxford to his relationship with the British Academy in addition to his academic career at Westfield and then later at Queen Mary and Westfield and Queen Mary, University of London. Includes private correspondence with academic colleagues and graduate students in the UK and overseas, principally Spain and the USA and academic papers and correspondence relating to College and learned society business, publication series and journals, conference organisation, and Deyermond's own research articles and books, c 1950s-2009.


Language/scripts of material:

English, Spanish

System of arrangement:

The collection is uncatalogued and has no formal arrangement.

Conditions governing access:

Apply to Archivist to arrange access. The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

Accession record, boxlist in progress, uncatalogued.

Detailed catalogue


Archival history:

Retained in situ by Alan Deyermond then retained by his family and donated to the Archives in November 2012.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The family of Alan Deyermond, November 2012.



Date(s) of descriptions: 04/12/2012.


Personal names
Deyermond | Alan | 1932-2009 | Professor of Medieval Spanish Literature

Corporate names
Queen Mary and Westfield College