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Athlone Press

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/AP
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Athlone Press
Date(s): 1933-1979
Level of description: Sub fonds of the University of London
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Extent: 52 envelopes, 3 volumes and 2 bundles
Name of creator(s): Athlone Press
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Athlone Press was founded in 1948 as the University of London publishing house. It was sold to the Bemrose Corporation in 1979.


Scope and content/abstract:

Meeting papers of the Athlone Press Board of Management including minutes and agenda; reports; administrative papers including correspondence, financial information, statements, memos, file notes and details regarding the sale of the Press; promotional material; copies of various lecture series published by the Press and a draft card catalogue with details of authors and their publications.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and French

System of arrangement:

1. Committee Meeting Papers. 2. Reports. 3. Administrative Papers. 4. Promotional Material. 5. Publications. 6. Draft Card Catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research. 24 hours notice needed for a research visit. Access to some files may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Special Collections Reading Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogued online and a handlist is held in the Special Collections reading room. A pdf version of the handlist is attached to the sub-fonds description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Athlone Press

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

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Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
2000-04-07 Joseph Gelfer; 2008-05-23 Richard Temple; 2011-03-09 Jane Kirby

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