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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/3704
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1984
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): London History Workshop | Greater London Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

London History Workshop was commissioned by the Greater London Council (GLC) to set up a major exhibition on the South Bank in 1984 to celebrate 95 years of strategic local government in London (the London County Council was founded in 1889). The resulting exhibition took the form of a walk-in birthday cake with background soundtrack and images portraying London life.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London History Workshop, 1984, consisting of slide carousels relating to the 95th birthday cake exhibition and files of research relating to the history of London government.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

12 slide carousels, 24 files, 1 cassette tape, and 3 postcards.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated in 1996

Allied Materials

Related material:

Additional records can be found in the official records of the GLC (reference: GLC).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
July to October 2009

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