Scope and Contents
The University Registry guard books were assembled from the 1860s onwards to accommodate loose papers and are the precursors to modern subject files. They comprise documents of all kinds on every aspect of University administration; for example, accounting, professorships, degrees, University officers, property, Colleges, and relations with the town of Cambridge.
There are lists of the contents compiled by Registrary Luard (1862-91) and successors at the front of each volume. Titles are recorded as given on the spine of each volume. The contents of several guard books have been removed and reclassified, with the result that the following classmarks are no longer used: CUR 1, 40, 50.2-3, 66-66.3, 67, 74-5, 77-77.2, 101.1-4, 123-123.2, 127.
- 1382 - 1957
Conditions Governing Access
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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Language of Materials
The contents of each volume are arranged by subject in alphabetical order.
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