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Hale Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 HALE
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Hale Papers
Date(s): [1935-1994]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 38 boxes
Name of creator(s): Hale | Sir | John Rigby | 1923-1999 | Knight | historian and public servant
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1923; educated, Eastbourne College; war service in the merchant navy as a radio operator, 1941-1945; Jesus College, Oxford, 1945-1948; Commonwealth fellowship in the United States, 1948; fellowship and college tutorship in modern history at Jesus College, Oxford, [1949]-1964; founding chair of history at the University of Warwick, 1964-1969; visiting professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, 1969; chair of Italian at University College London, 1970-1988; Head of the Italian History Department, University College London, 1970-1985; Chairman of the Trustees of the National Gallery, 1974-1980; Fellow of the British Academy, 1977; retired, 1988; died, 1999.

Publications: England and the Italian Renaissance (1954)
Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy (1961),
Renaissance Europe, 1480-1520 (1971)
Renaissance War Studies (1983)
The Military Organisation of a Renaissance State: Venice, c.1400-1617 (1984)
Artists and Warfare in the Renaissance (1990)
Civilisation of Europe in the Renaissance (1993).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Rigby Hale including manuscript notes and research materials for Civilisation of Europe in the Renaissance; papers relating to an unrealised project to publish a complete account of all European Renaissance fortifications, includes maps and photographs; offprints of articles by Hale with related notes and reference material; papers relating to Hale's lectures, TV and radio broadcasts; papers relating to the museums and galleries with which Hale was involved; correspondence, chiefly with publishers; biographical material relating to Hale's schooldays, Merchant Navy service, Oxford University, University of Warwick and University College London; honours, certificates and awards; photographs and three films from University College London Foundation days, 1981 and 1983 and press cuttings including reviews of Hale's publications.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Not yet available - Closed pending cataloguing. Please contact the 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. Collection level listing on CALM.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Sheila Hale, Mar 2000.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB

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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