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University of London Central File

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/CF
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Central File
Date(s): 1900-1939
Level of description: Subfonds of University of London
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Extent: 2099 bundles
Name of creator(s): University of London | Central File
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Central File was created after the Registrar's Office was dissolved in 1901.The main task of the Central File was to file correspondence of the University. After World War Two the Central File was renamed the Central Registry. Sometime during the mid-1980s the Central Registry ceased.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection contains University Correspondence for sessions 1900-1939 (CF 1). The correspondence files are arranged chronologically by subject. The collection also contains correspondence and papers relating to University of London Press and Printing (CF 2). These records relate chiefly to the University's dealings with the University of London Press.

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Conditions governing access:

Open except for records exempt under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Access to the records for the purposes of private study and personal research is possible within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the 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 Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue: Archive of the University of London, 1988.

Archival Information

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Allied Materials

Related material:

University of London Library also holds the records of the Central Registry (Ref: UoL/CR).

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-08-31 Simon McKeon, 2000-03-01 Joseph Gelfer

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