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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0370 ELP
Held at: Queen Mary, University of London
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Date(s): [1958-1973]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 10 boxes
Name of creator(s): East London Papers
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Administrative/Biographical history:

East London Papers was a journal of history, social studies and the arts edited by members of Queen Mary College staff, 1958-1973. Edited by Stanley Bindoff (1908-1980) and published at University House, it represented a forum for the study of local history in East London, and expression of views on the social and artistic life of the community.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative papers relating to the publication of East London Papers, c 1958-1973 including correspondence and papers relating to subscribers, c 1960-1970; correspondence and papers concerning potential contributors, printers and going to press, c 1959-1973; papers of the Editorial Board, c 1969-1973; notes for contributors and reviewers, c 1960-1970; correspondence with contributors, c 1958-1973; correspondence and papers concerning distribution, c 1960-1973; correspondence and papers concerning photographs, illustrations, advertisements and subscription sales, c 1958-1971.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order as outlined in Scope and Content. Subscribers' files and contributors' correspondence are in alphabetical order.

Conditions governing access:

The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email:

Finding aids:

Box list available in the reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited c 1990.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Aug 2008

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