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Library of Royal Holloway College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 RHC AL900-930
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: Library of Royal Holloway College
Date(s): 1889-1984
Level of description: Subfonds of Royal Holloway College
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Extent: 6 boxes, 10 volumes, various plans
Name of creator(s): Royal Holloway College | Library
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Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Reports and publications of the Library, 1892-1984, including Annual Reports, 1965-1984; Stock Books, 1892-1976; Registers of Gifts, 1889-1967; Registers of books requested, 1893-1933. Papers and plans relating to the Library, 1944-1970, notably reports, plans and tables relating to the reorganisation of the Library, 1964-1965; report, provisional estimate, memoranda and plans relating to a proposed extension to the Library, 1970. Material relating to Library committees, 1949, 1965-1967, including the Archives Sub-Committee and the Library Representatives Committee. Personnel files relating to former Library Staff, 1952-1974. Library accounts books, 1948-1971. Material relating to Library accessions and donations.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Mainly bound volumes. Other papers are arranged in files according to subject; personnel files arranged alphabetically.

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 College Archivist.

Finding aids:

'A guide to Royal Holloway College Archives' by Derryan Paul, Jun 1973.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold papers of the Library Committee, 1892-1965 (RHC GB152) and 1889-1892 (RHC AS101); memoranda on the duties of the Librarian (RHC AR161/1); a drawing of the Library by E H Fitchew (RHC RF145/13); and photographs of the Library (RHC PH113).

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

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