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University of London Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/CW
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Date(s): 1959-1972
Level of description: Sub-fonds of the University of London archive
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Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): University of London | Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies was founded in 1949 as part of the University of London to promote advanced study of the Commonwealth. It became part of the School of Advance Study in 1994. The Institute offers opportunities for graduate study, houses several research projects and offers a full conference and seminar programme.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence, reports, memos, file notes and other administrative papers relating to the the re-organisation of the University and correspondence regarding the Rhodes Chair of Imperial History at King's College and Colonial Office copyright issues.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1. Academic Reorganisation of the University. 2. Institute of Commonwealth Studies Correspondence. 3. Cooperation among Institutes and Schools. 4. King's College Rhodes Chair of Imperial History. 5. Colonial Office.

Conditions governing access:

Open for research although access may be restricted by the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please see archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required.

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 and a handlist is available in the Special Collections reading room. A pdf is also attached to the description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
2006-08-24, 2011-03-09

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