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Records of the General Board (of the Faculties) and several of its sub-committees and related bodies, 1894 - 2017

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/GB

Scope and Contents

The records of the General Board (of the Faculties) and several of its sub-committees and related bodies comprise an extensive subject file sequence, carbons of letters sent out, work and stipends papers, and Medical School material.


  • Creation: 1894 - 2017


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

The General Board (of the Faculties) was established in 1882, and is responsible for the University's teaching and research programme including appointment of examiners, for advising on educational policy and for controlling the resources needed for its implementation. The Needs Committee, Education Committee, and Work and Stipends Committee (which dealt with academical and academic-related personnel matters) all reported to the General Board. Chairman of the Board: the Vice-Chancellor; Secretary: the Secretary General of the Faculties.


ca 500 linear metre(s) : paper

Language of Materials



The online catalogue was completed in February 2010 and expanded at regular intervals thereafter.


General Board of the Faculties

Finding aid date

1998-03-19 17:51:30+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom