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Quirk Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 QUIRK
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Quirk Papers
Date(s): [1950-1989]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 89 boxes
Name of creator(s): Quirk | Charles Randolph | b 1920 | Baron Quirk | British linguist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1920; educated: King William's College; University College London, 1939-1940 and 1945-1947; lecturer in English University College London, 1947-1954; Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow, at Yale and Michigan, 1951-1952; Reader at the University of Durham, 1954-1958; Professor, University of Durham, 1958-1960; Professor, University College London, 1960; one of the conductors of the Survey of English Usage; Quain Professor, University College London, 1968-1981.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Randolph Quirk, [1950-1989] including on English teaching abroad and related examinations; Survey of English Usage test cards; research papers; correspondence including with former students, publishers and correspondence relating to Vice-Chancellorship; minutes of the Sub Committee in English; press cuttings; testimonials, 1980s; publications and related notes and correspondence; lecture and seminar notes; typescripts of lectures, broadcasts and speeches; accounts; papers relating to the Ford Foundation; papers relating to students; papers relating to University College London English department staff and institutional papers of University College London and the English Department.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Closed pending cataloguing. Please contact UCL Special Collections Team for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Box list.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Department of English, UCL, Aug 1998.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
Sep 2008

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