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Finsbury Technical College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 FA
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: Finsbury Technical College
Date(s): Created 1879-1926
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Finsbury Technical College


Administrative/Biographical history:

The livery companies set up the City and Guilds of London Institute for the Advancement of Technical Education (C&GLI) in 1878 through their involvement with training craftsmen. One of their aims was to create a Central Institution in London to improve the training of craftsmen. As they were initially unable to find a site for the Institution, Finsbury Technical College was established in 1878. The College closed in 1926.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to Finsbury Technical College, 1879-1926, notably City and Guilds of London Institute reports to the sub-committee on the Cowper Street Schools, 1879, 1880; address on the College opening, by Philip Magnus, 1883; curriculum sheets, undated; examination papers, 1884-1885; meeting notes of the Board of Examiners, 1915;

papers relating to the Old Students Association, comprising rules, undated, summary report of the Council on efforts to avert the closure of the college, [1925]; minutes of the general committee, 1906-1922; journal, 1887; magazine, 1907-1926; notes on lectures by Professor Ayrton and Professor Perry, 1883-1885.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged in sections as outlined above.

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.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the City and Guilds of London Institute (F), City and Guilds College (FC-FS), Department of Electrical Engineering (KEE) and the papers of Henry Edward Armstrong (B/ARMSTRONG), held at Imperial College.

Students' admission register 1892-1926 and evening students' admission register 1882-1890, held at the Guildhall Library, Manuscripts Section.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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