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Academic Committees of Bedford College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 BC AL110-129
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: Academic Committees of Bedford College
Date(s): 1928-1985
Level of description: Subfonds of Bedford College
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Extent: 27 boxes and 1 volume or 0.28 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Bedford College | Academic Committees
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Bedford College Academic Board was empowered to create Committees made up of its own members by the terms of the Royal Charter granted in 1909.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minutes of the Sociology Sub-Committee of the Academic Board, 1952-1953; Minutes of the Equipment Fund Committee, 1966-1985; [Minutes] of the Computer Services Committees, 1971-1981; Minutes, correspondence and papers of the Bedford College Group Committee (Training Colleges Scheme), 1928-1948; Minutes and papers of a Committee to Review the Structure of the Academic Board and its Sub-Committee, 1971-1978; Minutes of the Standing Joint Committee on Departmental Boards, 1969-1974; Minutes and papers of the Academic Structure Committee (CRAC), 1973-1975; [Minutes] of the Bedford/Westfield Joint Consultative Committee, 1977-1980; papers of the Academic Co-ordinating Committee, 1981; papers relating to the rotation of Departmental Headships,1973-1976; Minutes of the Arts Consumables Committee, 1975-1980; papers of the Audio-Visual Aids Committee, 1970-1980 and 1983; Minutes and correspondence of the Accommodation Sub-Committee (Use of Space), 1955-1961; papers and correspondence of the Space Utilisation Sub-Committee, 1969-1982.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged according to committee.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative and Committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file. Papers relating to individuals are usually closed for 100 years from the subject's birth. Users are advised to consult the College Archivist for specific details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies of open material may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

'A catalogue of the Archives of Bedford College (University of London), 1849-1985' by Claire Gobbi Daunton and Elizabeth Bennett, 1987.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The papers were transferred from the Bedford College Archives when the College merged with Royal Holloway in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold Registrar's papers containing Committee Papers relating to the Space Utilisation Committee (BC AR270/11/1-4), and the Academic Co-ordinating Committee (BC AR282/2/1); and Secretary's papers containing material relating to the Computer Services Committee, 1978-1983 (BC AR339/11-14) and 1972-1985 (BC AR385/8/6-8).

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Publication note:

A history of Bedford College for Women, 1849-1937 (Oxford University Press, London, 1939), by Dame Margaret Jansen Tuke; Educating women: a pictorial history of Bedford College, University of London, 1849-1985 (Alma Publishers, Surrey, 1991), by Dr Linna Bentley.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the AIM25 project.

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:
Mar 2000

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