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State and education

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 Series — Luard

Charters, letters patent, mandates and other official documents, 1266 - 1771

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Luard
Scope and Contents As an autonomous corporation the University has as its designation 'the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge'. The University is custodian of its own charters of privilege, title-deeds and administrative records. The charters are particularly important in that they determine the nature of the University as a privileged institution.The University has no foundation charter and, indeed no known founder. It does not possess the first authentic recognition...
Dates: 1266 - 1771
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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Education: Schools, 1947 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 5/14
Scope and Contents

Working papers on schools covering subjects such as teaching, teacher training, and teachers' salaries; education policy; intelligence testing and selection; literacy and reading; scientific and technical education; and the application of communication strategies and theories of human behaviour in schools, further education and the welfare state. Consists largely of press cuttings, articles, and survey data, with Mark Abrams's detailed notes.

Dates: 1947 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds — Comm

Papers relating to government commissions, 1765 - 1996

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Comm
Scope and Contents

Cover chiefly the Royal and Statutory Commissions of enquiry into the University and Colleges; also to the work of the University Commissioners.

Dates: 1765 - 1996
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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — TODD

Papers relating to the Royal Commission on Medical Education, 1965-8, 1963 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/TODD
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - External relations records - comprises records relating to relations with the Crown, central government, the Colleges and the city of Cambridge; also University-initiated outreach, such as adult education, teacher-training, school examining, and alumni relations.

Dates: 1963 - 1971
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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series — Petitions

Petitions to Parliament from the University and to the University from its members, 1862 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Petitions
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - External relations records - comprises records relating to relations with the Crown, central government, the Colleges and the city of Cambridge; also University-initiated outreach, such as adult education, teacher-training, school examining, and alumni relations.

Dates: 1862 - 1969
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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

The Papers of Lord Stewart of Fulham and Baroness Stewart of Alvechurch

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STWT
Scope and Contents The sections of Lord Stewart's papers which are of greatest interest are those dealing with his public life particularly his periods as First Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1965-66). The public side of Lord Stewart's life is complemented by the personal reflections contained in the diaries and in his personal correspondence. The papers also contain a large collection of photographs and many photograph albums in addition to press cuttings, biographical information,...
Dates: 1882 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: With the exception of a number of individual files, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Series — EXR

University external relations records, 1936 - 1994

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/EXR
Scope and Contents

This category - University external relations records - includes communications with Government agencies and the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals on such matters as stipends, finance, and scientific research.

Dates: 1936 - 1994
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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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