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University of London Registrar's Office

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/RO
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Registrar's Office
Date(s): 1843-1943
Level of description: Subfonds of the University of London
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Extent: 103 folders, 83 volumes, 16 envelopes, 17 notebooks and 2 wooden boxes
Name of creator(s): University of London | Registrar's Office
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Registrars Office was created c.1840 and dealt with examinations and general administration of the University. The post of Registrar, along with the Office, was terminated with the introduction of reforms in 1901.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection comprises ms and typescript letter books and loose letters; examination fee books with details of matriculation, preliminary and intermediate examination candidates as well as those who were rejected by the University, details of examiners, their reports, examination timetables and an honours list; minutes of meetings of the Senate, Examiners in the Arts, Examiners in Matriculation, Examiners for Degrees in Science and Examiners for the Examinations of Women; administrative papers including financial documents, regulations and by-laws, legal papers, Royal Warrants admitting Fellows of the University and papers of the Cort Testimonial Fund Committee; scrapbooks, loose press cuttings and photographs and miscellaneous items including designs for medals, prints of University colleges and institutes, specimen diplomas and certificates and seal matrices and dies.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1. Correspondence. 2. Examinations. 3. Minutes and Meeting Papers. 4. Administrative Papers. 5. Photographs and Press Cuttings. 6. Miscellaneous Items.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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. A handlist is available in the Special Collections Reading Room. A pdf copy is attached to the sub-fonds description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

University of London Registrar's Office

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-09-01 Simon McKeon, 2011-12-20 Jane Kirby

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