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HARVEY, Alfred Arthur Bernard (1911-) and Joyce Elizabeth (1914-)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0370 AJH
Held at: Queen Mary, University of London
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Full title: HARVEY, Alfred Arthur Bernard (1911-) and Joyce Elizabeth (1914-)
Date(s): c.1930-1988
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Harvey | Alfred Arthur Bernard | 1911- and
Harvey | Joyce Elizabeth | 1914- | nee Gale
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Alfred Abraham Bernard Rubenstein was born 3 Apr 1911, and registered as an undergraduate of East London College in Sep 1930 to study Chemistry. He graduated with 2nd Class Hons in 1933, and then began studying towards an MSc in Chemistry. Between Jun 1935 and Jun 1936, the time of submitting his Thesis, he had changed his name to Alfred Arthur Bernard Harvey. Whilst attending East London College, Alfred Rubenstein was president of the Students' Union and was present when Queen Mary College received its Charter in 1935. Following his graduation from Queen Mary College, Alfred Harvey continued to be involved with the College. At one point, when Mile End Hospital was expected to close he argued that it should be retained and that the College should become involved in the training of doctors.

Joyce Elizabeth Harvey, nee Gale, was born 24 Aug 1914 in Dorset, and entered as a student of East London College in Oct 1933 to study English. She shared a room at Forest Lodge, the Women's Hall of Residence, with Josephine Tooke, nee Hampson, and Beatrice Worthing. Joyce Gale graduated with 2nd Class Hons in English in 1936. Whilst at East London College and Queen Mary College she was a member of the swimming club, hockey club, lawn tennis club, women's badminton club, table tennis club, and the Union Committee.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal memorabilia of Alfred Arthur Bernard Harvey and Joyce Elizabeth Harvey, nee Gale, including invitations, menus and letters relating to College events, c.1930-1988.
Other items include:
East London College booklet for 'Forest Lodge', Hall of Residence for Women Students, c.1930.
Text of speech given in memory of Sir Frederick Maurice, Principal of Queen Mary College 1933-1943, upon his death in May 1951.
Reminiscences/speech of A A B Harvey relating to the presentation of the Royal Charter of Queen Mary College by Queen Mary, 1983.
Queen Mary College Association membership list for 1987-1988.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file as set out in Scope and Content

Conditions governing access:

Open. The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Collected by Mr and Mrs Harvey during their time as students at Queen Mary College and their subsequent involvement with the College. Inherited from them by their daughter Judith Harvey and given to Queen Mary Archives in 2010.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Complied by Nicola Wood

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:
Jun 2015

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