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University of Greenwich

LOOK, Beatrice (d 1995)


Reference code(s): GB 2121 Look

Held at: University of Greenwich

Title: LOOK, Beatrice (d 1995)

Date(s): 1921-1995

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Look | Beatrice | d 1995 | student at Woolwich Polytechnic


Administrative/Biographical history:

Beatrice Look was a student at Woolwich Polytechnic in 1921-1922. She was an athlete at the 1st Women's Olympiad in Monte Carlo, 1921. She died in 1995, aged 93.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of and relating to Miss Beatrice Look, 1921-1995, comprising copy of her student's record sheet for Woolwich Polytechnic, 1921-1922; programme of gymnastic Display by the students of the Women's Classes and Girls of the Day Schools, 1921; scrapbook containing photographs, including of Monte Carlo whilst there as a competitor in the Olympiad, [1921]; Woolwich Polytechnic student's record sheet for Hilda Hatt (also a competitor at the Monte Carlo Olympiad); medal from the Olympiad, 1921; programmes of the Olympiad, 1921 1er Meeting International d'Education Physique Feminine de Sports Athletiques et de Natation, Monte Carlo; programme of the second meeting, 1922; papers concerning John Lewis Partnership providing clothes for the athletes; copies and extracts from newspapers concerning the Olympiad, 1921; postcards sent from Beatrice Look to her family; article entitled 'The Women's Olympiad' from Woolwich Polytechnic Magazine, 1921; diaries of Miss Look, [1959-1964]; copy minutes of Woolwich Polytechnic Education Committee, 1921;

papers relating to Miss Look's death, 1995; correspondence with Mrs Pilbeam and University of Greenwich relating to the Beatrice Look papers, [1995].


Language/scripts of material: English and some French

System of arrangement:

The papers are arranged as outlined in the scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the archives should contact Ann Murphy, Head of Information Services, University of Greenwich

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying is permitted at the discretion of the Librarian.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

A list is available at the University of Greenwich Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were obtained in 1995 through Mrs M Pilbeam of the Eltham Society.


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Existence and location of copies:

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

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: August 2002

Athletics | Sport | Leisure time activities | Leisure
Diaries | Nonfiction | Prose | Literary forms and genres | Literature
Photographs | Visual materials
Press cuttings | Newspaper press | Press
Sports competitions | Sport | Leisure time activities | Leisure
Women students | Students
Primary documents
Track and field

Personal names
Hatt | Hilda | fl 1921 | student at Woolwich Polytechnic
Look | Beatrice | d 1995 | student at Woolwich Polytechnic

Corporate names
John Lewis Partnership
Women's Olympiad | 1st | 1921 | Monte Carlo
Woolwich Polytechnic

Monte Carlo | Monaco | Western Europe | Europe
Woolwich | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe