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RGS ADDITIONAL PAPERS: Council and committe minute books and agendas

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 AP/MB
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: RGS ADDITIONAL PAPERS: Council and committe minute books and agendas
Date(s): 1830-1975
Level of description: Sub-fonds
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Extent: approx. 75 vols
Name of creator(s): Royal Geographical Society


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) was founded in 1830 as the Royal Geographical Society of London. Its aim was the advancement of Geographical Science. The Society was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria in 1859. In 1995 the RGS merged with the Institute of British Geographers (IBG) to create the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). The RGS has a board of trustees known as the Council, who are responsible for the Society's governance. The Council also has committees that consider matters of strategy and implementation relating to their specific areas of expertise and which advise the Council and Society staff. These committees change over the years. The committees at the time of writing are: Finance, Education, Expeditions and Fieldwork, Information Services, and Research and Higher Education.


Scope and content/abstract:

Royal Geographical Society Council and committee minute books and agendas including Council minute books, 1830-1975; committee minute books, 1841-1990; Council agenda notebooks, 1832-1873 and committee agenda notebooks, 1834-1858.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessed via the Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at Archivist's discretion, and subject to completion of Request for Copies form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist. Please note that in some cases copyright of the author or owner may need to be sought.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids. Council Minute books are indexed.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Generated internally by the Royal Geographical Society.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers relating to the Royal Geographical Society Council, committees and bylaws, 1830-1993. (Ref:AP/54-73).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Nov 2008.

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