Document ReferenceNUP/57
TitlePhotograph album and other items belonging to University College Nottingham student Freda Holliday (died 2020), one of the School of Sociology and Social Policy's first graduates.
Extent1 standard archive box
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe School of Sociology and Social Policy has its origins in the creation of the Department of Social Administration in 1948. That year also saw the appointment of the first UK professor in this field, Professor David Marsh, who joined a team of just five other staff. At that time, sociology was taught in a separate department of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology under Professor Jack Sprott.

In 1964, Philosophy and Psychology were given their own professors and departments. Sociology, with the appointment of Professor Julius Gould, initially became a sub-department of the Department of Social Administration. In due course, a separate Department of Sociology was established, by which stage, the Department of Social Administration had been renamed the Department of Social Policy. Having delivered social work programmes since the 1950s, the Centre for Social Work appointed its first professor in 1984, Professor Olive Stevenson. In 1987, the two departments, with the Centre for Social Work, merged to form the School of Social Studies, with Professor Stevenson as Head of School until 1991, when Professor Robert Dingwall took over. The school obtained its current name while Professor Nick Manning was Head of School. The school grew to around 30 academic staff under the leadership of both Professor Julia Evetts (2001-2006) and Professor Elizabeth Murphy (2006-2008).
Custodial HistoryThe items were transferred to Manuscripts and Special Collections in 2021 after being sent to the School of Sociology and Social Policy.
Content DescriptionPhotograph album (NUP/57/1) showing scenes of student life, including:
Page 1: postcard depicting a colour illustration of the University College Nottingham's Trent Building
Page 3: black and white photographs of a Union Ball 15 February 1946
Pages 4-7 photographs of Freda Holliday and friends outside the Trent Building, including a group photo of mostly female students from S.S.D.I, Spring 1946 (p. 6); a friend in the Women's Common Room, summer 1946 (p.7); female students in a classroom "B16 UCN Awaiting Dr Wells!" summer 1946 (p.7).
Page 8-10: group portraits of the badminton club (mixed) and friends on a boat on the University lake, 1945/1946
Page 11: group portrait of the Social Science Faculty, 1945-1946
Page 12: scene from student production of Dick Whittington, 16 November 1946
Pages 13-14 portrait of Freda in her graduation gown, 1947
Page 15 photographs taken outside the gym at Desford Approved School near Leicester "last 'Visit of Ob'", 12 June 1947 and photographs of Freda/friends outside the Trent Building, 1947
Pages 16-17 photographs of a 'Battle Royal' on the boating lake [students in boats and in the water, summer 1947
Pages 18-19 photographs of Freda's friends and other students outside at University Park, 1947
Page 20 photographs of Freda and friends inside a University building, 1947
Page 21 photograph of the University College Nottingham Women's Rifle Team 1946-1947, the Captain is named as Beryl Gartside and Vice Captain, F.R.H.
Page 22 photograph of Freda completing her thesis plan on the last day of term 1947
Page 23 group photograph of the Social Sciences Faculty, 1946-1947
Page 24 photographs of Mrs Board and Freda with Mrs Board, 1947
Page 25 photograph of Freda in her graduation gown, 1947

Also framed portrait of Freda Holliday, her dissertation 'Developments in case work', degree certificate and coat of arms (wooden plaque).
Termsociology and social work, education and training, university
universities, Nottingham, student life at
universities, female students
universities, campus, boating lake
universities, student theatre
students, student life, social life

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
DS/UK/89284Holliday, Freda (-2020 c); One of the first graduates of the School of Sociology at University College Nottingham (1947)-2020 c
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