Document ReferenceAB
TitlePapers of Audrey Beecham (1915-1989), lecturer and warden of The University of Nottingham's Nightingale Hall, 1952-1971
Date Of Creation1952-1971
Extent19 boxes
AbstractThe collection contains personal correspondence of Audrey Beecham (died 1989) during the period of her wardenship between 1950 and 1980 of The University of Nottingham's Florence Nightingale Hall.
LevelFonds
Access ConditionsRestricted pending full cataloguing. Contact us for advice.
Admin History(Helen) Audrey Beecham was warden of The University of Nottingham's Florence Nightingale Hall (now Nightingale Hall) and a lecturer in Social and Economic History from 1950 until her retirement in 1980. She came to Nottingham from Oxford University where she had been conducting research in Agricultural Economics.

Florence Nightingale Hall was the first hall of residence to be built for The University of Nottingham. Beecham's financial management and her integration of house tutors into hall life became a model for later wardens. Her interest in poetry and avant-garde art was reflected in her running of the Hall where she encouraged interest in modern culture and supported associated activities.

Beecham continued her research, and published articles in learned journals, particularly on the history of the plough. She died in Oxford in January 1989.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in two parts, in 1989 and 1995.
DescriptionThe collection contains personal correspondence of Audrey Beecham received during her period as warden of The University of Nottingham's Nightingale Hall. The letters relate primarily to Hall business but there is some correspondence between Beecham, her friends and former residents of the Hall. The correspondence covers the period 1950-1980.
MgtGroupPersonal papers
MgtSubGroupUniversity member
ArrangementItems in the collection have been arranged chronologically where possible.
LanguageEnglish
TermStudent housing - England - Nottingham
Universities and colleges - Administration
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
ConditionGood
Related MaterialThe University of Nottingham; Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections: Papers relating to Florence Nightingale Hall. References:
Bodleian Library, Oxford; Papers of Audrey Beecham including poetic works.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA1University of Nottingham; Florence Nightingale Hall
NA2Beecham; Helen Audrey (-1989); warden of hall of residence and lecturer in social and economic history-1989
Places
CodePlace name
PL1/Nottingham/Nottinghamshire/England
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