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Smuts Memorial Fund papers, 1953 - 2011

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/BOGS 3

Scope and Contents

The papers relate chiefly to the administration by a Board of Managers of grants for study abroad and the purchase of Library materials, and to a lesser degree to the Smuts Readership and Visiting Fellowships.


  • Creation: 1953 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

Personal material closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation.

Biographical / Historical

The fund was created in 1952 in memory of Jan Christiaan Smuts, Chancellor, 1948-50. Its income was to be devoted to the advancement of Commonwealth Studies, through the funding of a Professorship, Readership, Memorial Lectureship, Visiting Fellowships and Studentships in his name, the provision of graduate student travel grants and the purchase of books and periodicals for University libraries. For further information see Cambridge University Reporter 5 Feb. 1952, pp.719-21 and 30 July 1952, pp.170-1. Secretarial assistance was originally provided by the General Board. Responsibility was transferred to the Board of Graduate Studies in the 1980s.


45 archive box(es) (45 boxes)

Language of Materials



The following records were destroyed on receipt: routine letters re applications process, lectures, supply of equipment, grants for reprography; unsuccessful applications; duplicates.


Managers of the Smuts Memorial Fund

Finding aid date

2001-06-15 17:11:22+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom