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Assets administration records, 1885 - 2018

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Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The College Archives consist of the instutional records of the college and include papers, photographs and audio-visual recordings relating to the governance, administration, and student life of Darwin College. The collection includes records and photographs from the college's founding in 1964 as the first exclusively postgraduate college of Cambridge University, as well as documentation of the college's prehistory assembled by the first master, Sir Frank George Young. The collection includes the working papers of the first two college masters, Sir Frank Young and Sir Moses Finley, and some personal papers of Moses Finley and his wife Mary Finley. There are also papers of the Nominative Trustees, established at the founding of the college, and of the Rayne Trustees, relating to benefactions to the college from the Max Rayne Foundation. There is a large collection of audio-visual recordings of the annual Darwin Lecture Series, as well as the colloquia and annual lectures which preceded the establishment of the lecture series in its current form. Materials relating to the college site and buildings include financial and administrative records, architectural plans and drawings, and photographs. There is also a collection of papers and photographs relating to college fellows and graduate members dating from the founding of the college.


  • Creation: 1885 - 2018


1 collection

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Repository Details

Part of the Darwin College Archives Repository

Ms Jacky Cox
Darwin College
Silver Street
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 9EU United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 335683