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University of London Finance and General Purposes Committee

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/FG
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Finance and General Purposes Committee
Date(s): 1901-1999
Level of description: Subfonds of the University of London
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Extent: 91 volumes, 13 bundles, 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): University of London | Finance and General Purposes Committee
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Finance and General Purposes Committee, which was also known as the Joint Finance and General Purposes Committee between 1966 and 1983, was created in 1901. The Committee was responsible for the central administration of the University, including the appointments, and conditions of service and examination finances. Through the Services Sub-committee the Finance and General Purposes Committee was responsible to the Senate and the Court for the maintenance of the Senate House and other University buildings. Under the heading of General Purposes the Committee dealt with residual matters not falling within the purview of the Statutory Councils.

In the mid-1980s the University felt that the FGPC was not well placed to form judgements on a number of matters within its remit, particularly those dealing with the Central administration of the University and its Terms of Reference precluded consideration of the academic work of the Senate Institutes and Activities. Taking on board the recommendations of the Jarratt Report 1986, the Senate decided to dissolve the FPGC in 1987.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection, 1901-1987, contains minutes and related documents of the Committees (FG 1) and Sub-Committees (FG 2); financial inventories and memoranda (FG 3); papers relating to the Establishment Department and personnel (FG 4); papers and photographs of University Functions and Ceremonies (FG 5); and a University of London Training Opportunities publication (FG 6).
There are also 2 boxes of uncatalogued material (Ref. FG) containing sub-committee and working party papers, 1931-1986 and Pluto, the publication of the London University Training Opportunities, 1980-1999.

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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.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-08-31 Simon McKeon, 2006-08-23 Michael Broadway

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