AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

Committees of the Governors and Council of Royal Holloway College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 RHC GB150-216
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: Committees of the Governors and Council of Royal Holloway College
Date(s): 1887-1982
Level of description: Subfonds of Royal Holloway College
View parent record
Extent: 39 boxes, 5 volumes
Name of creator(s): Royal Holloway College | Committees of the Council
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The various Committees were created by the Board of Governors/the Council. Standing Committees included the Library Committee, the Garden Committee and the Finance Committee. Other ad hoc committees were created according to need.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minute books of the Finance Committee, 1887-1973; Minute book of the Garden Committee, 1890-1912; Minute books of the Library Committee, 1892-1965; Minute and Agenda books of the Education Council, 1898-1921; Minute books of the Staff and Appointments Committee, 1929-1963; Minute book of the Investment Committee, 1950-1976; Minute book of the Planning Committee, 1959-1965; Minute book of the House Committee, 1887; reports, memoranda and letters relating to the Committee on Chapel Services, 1887, 1896-1898; minutes, reports and memoranda of the Post-War Policy Committee, 1943-1947; Minutes of the Publicity Committee, 1967-1969; Minutes of the Halls of Residence Sub-Committee, 1964-1965; Minutes of the Residential Costs Sub-Committee, 1965-1967; Minutes, Annual Reports and catalogues of the University of London Botanical Supply Unit Sub-Committee, 1950-1982; Minute books containing minutes of ad hoc committees, 1892-1965, on subjects including Chapel services, building, College curriculum, College Constitution, staff salaries and pensions, appointments and publicity.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Mainly bound volumes: other papers are arranged in files according to subject.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative and Committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file. 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 College Archivist.

Finding aids:

'A guide to Royal Holloway College Archives' by Derryan Paul, Jun 1973. There is a detailed list of the ad hoc committee minute books at RHC GB200.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives also contain the minutes of the Library Committee, 1892-1965 (RHC GB152) and 1889-1892 (RHC AS101); and the minutes of various War Work Committees, 1915-1919 and 1939-1942 (RHC AS102).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

The history of Royal Holloway College, 1886-1986 (Constable, London, 1987), by Caroline Bingham.

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

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"