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Asian languages

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds — ORS

Archives of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, 1866 - 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ORS
Scope and Contents The records document the full range of institutional operations from delivery of the curriculum to upkeep of the faculty buildings. They comprise the minutes and papers of various faculty committees and extensive subject files maintained by administrators.
Dates: 1866 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access: Each file or volume in the archive is closed to scholars for 30 years from the date of creation, except with the permission of the Keeper of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, as a condition of transfer. In addition, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation.
 Fonds — CMES

Archives of the Middle East Centre, 1960 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CMES
Scope and Contents The papers comprise a variety of operational records including governing body minutes and accounts; editorial material; student records; and subject files concerning conferences and relations with interested external bodies.
Dates: 1960 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: Restrictions on scholarly access of 50 and 80 years are applied to governing and personal records respectively as a condition of transfer and under data protection legislation - see each catalogue record for detail.
 Series — Min.V.51-60

Minutes, agendas and papers of the Faculty Board of Oriental Languages, and its successor, 1948 - 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.51-60
Scope and Contents There are marginal annotations and related correspondence interfiled by Eric B. Ceadel.
Dates: 1948 - 1973
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, 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 (

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