Document ReferenceUCN/E
TitleEarly papers of University College Nottingham; 1875-1948
AbstractPapers relating to the establishment of University College Nottingham
Admin HistoryThese papers were thought to originate in A.C. Wood's volume 'A History of the University College Nottingham 1881-1948' and for a long time were known as the Wood papers. Recent evidence has in fact shown that they were drawn together and catalogued by Edith M. Becket in 1929. Becket had removed documents from the filing systems of the Town Clerk. Key documents were re-arranged in a complex scheme using roman and Arabic numerals and letters, which reflected subject-matter rather than provenance. Becket was highly selective, and her judgment about what was germane to the early history of University College was probably very sound, so we should probably thank rather than criticise her for it. Rather than returning these to the Borough archives after use, they were retained by Wood, and given to the University as the nucleus of its archive (ACC 23). The original catalogue for the papers survives as UCN/E/21/9.
DescriptionContains material relating to the history of University College, principally the years 1871-1929. Notable series include papers dealing with the foundation of the college (UCN/E/1), papers concerning proposed courses of study (UCN/E/2), Correspondence of Professors and Lecturers (UCN/E/6) and a file of papers relating to the Board of Education inspection in 1910 and the subsequent scandal (UCN/E/25).
MgtGroupUniversity archives
MgtSubGroupUniversity College to 1948
ArrangementThe papers have been rearranged in their filing system created by E.M. Becket.
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Publication NoteA.C. Wood, 'A history of the University College Nottingham 1881-1948' (Oxford: Blackwell, 1953)

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA797Becket; Edith M. (1877-1952); Dr; lecturer in Department of Education University College Nottingham1877-1952
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