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Photographs relating to Bedford College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 BC PH1-11
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: Photographs relating to Bedford College
Date(s): [1849-1985]
Level of description: Subfonds of Bedford College
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Extent: c15 boxes
Name of creator(s): Bedford College
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Photographs collected throughout the history of Bedford College.


Scope and content/abstract:

Photographs of the staff and students of Bedford College, [1849-1985], including academic and domestic staff, members of the governing body, and union committees. Photographs of the buildings of Bedford College, 1849-[1975]. Photographs of special events, 1913-1985, including royal visits, opening ceremonies, garden parties and the final reunion. Photographs concerning academic departments, 1922-1985, and resident students, 1946-1963. Photographs of student activities, 1887-[1970], including sports and drama. Correspondence relating to the photographic material, [1913-1985]. Photographic negatives and lantern slides, [1890-1940].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged according to subject.

Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Educating women: a pictorial history of Bedford College, University of London, 1949-1985 (Alma Publishers, Surrey, 1991) by Dr Linna Bentley; A history of Bedford College for Women, 1849-1937 (Oxford University Press, London, 1939), by Dame Margaret Jansen Tuke.

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:
Apr 2000

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