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University of London Services Department

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/SV
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Services Department
Date(s): 1880-2002
Level of description: Subfonds of the University of London
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Extent: 45 volumes, 112 bundles, 23 single sheets, 10 envelopes, 15 boxes
Name of creator(s): University of London | Services Department
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Maintenance Department was created in July 1937 and its chief officer was the Maintenance Officer. The Maintenance Department was responsible for general maintenance of the building, furniture and equipment, functions and ceremonies, catering and publications. In 1967 the Maintenance Department became the Services Department and its chief officer was given the title of Controller of Services, which was subsequently changed to Secretary for Services.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection, 1927-1988, contains minutes of the Joint Maintenance Committee (SV 1), Maintenance Officer's papers and correspondence (SV 2), inventory and drawings of furniture and equipment (SV 3), papers, correspondence and programmes of functions and ceremonies (SV 4), photographs of views of functions and various rooms in the University (SV 5). Also contains a booklet on first aid, which belonged to Joan Hunter Dunn, Assistant Catering Manageress and a programme and dinner menu of the National Conference of University Catering Officer's (SV 6) and correspondence, papers and lists of publications created by the Publications Department (SV 7).
There are also 15 boxes of uncatalogued material (Ref. SV) containing material dating from 1880-2002. This includes presentation ceremony and Foundation Day programmes and photographs of ceremonies and the building of Stewart House.

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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.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-09-01 Simon McKeon, 2006-08-24 Michael Broadway

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