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Staff/Student Bodies of Royal Holloway College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0505 RHC AS100-102
Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London
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Full title: Staff/Student Bodies of Royal Holloway College
Date(s): 1889-1975
Level of description: Subfonds of Royal Holloway College
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Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Royal Holloway College | College Meeting
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The recreations and to some extent the social lives of staff and students, were organised until 1925 through the College Meeting. This was a staff/student committee, which first met in July 1890 to consider proposals for enabling former members of the College to keep in touch with its resident members. These proposals led to the formation of the Royal Holloway College Association, but the College Meeting itself was found to be a useful forum for the discussion of College affairs, and was made permanent. It met at least once a term and was composed of the Principal and an allocated number of staff and students. Its main responsibility was the Theoric Fund from which allocations were made for Chard, the various sports clubs, and a limited number of other purposes.

In 1925 it was decided that the business conducted by the College Meeting could instead be conducted by the Union and it was therefore disbanded. Committees formed under the College Meeting became Committees of the Union.

In 1966, the College Committee was formed as a joint staff-student body, which met once or twice a term to discuss matters of mutual interest.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minute books of the College Meeting, 1890-1925; Minute books of the Library Committee, 1889-1892; Minutes, 1915-1919 and 1939-1942, and Accounts, 1916-1917, of the War Work Committees, including correspondence and accounts of the War Work Fund (afterwards the Post War Relief Fund, 1939-1975.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Papers are mainly arranged in bound volumes.

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 also hold the papers of the Students' Meeting/Union (RHC AS210-164).

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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 accordance 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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