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University laboratories

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:

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 Series

Architectural reviews and photographs of the department building, the Sir William Dunn Institute of Biochemistry, 1924 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/BCHEM 5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The records relate mainly to staff, teaching and departmental buildings.

Dates: 1924 - 1975
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Within the archives of the Department of Biochemistry, personnel records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Fonds — MPET

Archives of the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, 1891 - 1961

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

The archives comprise student attendance books, departmental and laboratory accounts and notes on students.

Dates: 1891 - 1961
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 — COMP

Archives of the Mathematical Laboratory and its successor, the Computer Laboratory, 1934 - 2006

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

The archives comprise limited quantities of administrative material, including of the Computing Service. Much more significant are the surviving records of EDSAC and EDSAC 2 [Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator], among the earliest electronic computers, developed in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Dates: 1934 - 2006
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 — MOL

Archives of the Molteno Institute of Biology and Parasitology, 1908 - 1987

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

The surviving archives are few, providing mainly summary details of the building at its opening and its research activity.

Dates: 1908 - 1987
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

Building contracts and plans for various buildings, chiefly laboratories, 1863 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Prem.VIII
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.

Dates: 1863 - 1921
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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Buildings records, 1928 - 1995

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CHEM 4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The archives are patchy in their coverage of departmental affairs; the largest proportion being records of the building of the new laboratories on Lensfield Road, including photographs.

Dates: 1928 - 1995
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Certain personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Fonds — CAV

Cavendish Laboratory archives, 1876 - 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CAV
Scope and Contents The records relate chiefly to the erection and administration of the laboratory buildings and their contents. Indeed, the earliest records are vouchers for equipment purchased by James Clerk Maxwell, first Professor, in 1876-9. There are also smaller quantities of records relating to laboratory clubs, 1902-72, the celebration of the Clerk Maxwell centenary, 1931, research programmes, 1960-92, including the Cambridge Energy Research Group, and applications to work and study at the laboratory,...
Dates: 1876 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access: The archives are unrestricted, except for 80 years closure period imposed on personal files, catalogued as CAV 10, 14-15 under data protection legislation.
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Correspondence and papers relating to building, equipment and personnel, 1918 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/BCHEM 3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The records relate mainly to staff, teaching and departmental buildings.

Dates: 1918 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Within the archives of the Department of Biochemistry, personnel records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
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Correspondence relating to registration of new Pathology Laboratories under Cruelty to Animals Acts, 1926-8 and future of Pathology Faculty, Jan. 1960., 1926 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VCCorr.VIII/1
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Corporate management records - embraces records of the central decision-making bodies, University officers such as the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrary, and their administrative support. It includes constitutional records.

Dates: 1926 - 1960
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 — History of New Museums

'History of New Museums', 1716 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/History of New Museums
Scope and Contents

This collection of records assembled by John Willis Clark, documents the development of the former Botanic Garden in central Cambridge as the site - the New Museums site as it became known - for teaching and research in science subjects. Clark, who was Superintendent of the Museum of Zoology and Secretary of the Museums and Lecture Rooms Syndicate 1865-91, provided a contents list at the start of each volume. This has been transcribed in the descriptions below.

Dates: 1716 - 1891
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).
 Sub-Series

Laboratory classes records, 1919 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CHEM 2/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The archives are patchy in their coverage of departmental affairs; the largest proportion being records of the building of the new laboratories on Lensfield Road, including photographs.

Dates: 1919 - 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Certain personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Sub-Series

Minutes of meetings, signed, 1912 - 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.VII.70-1
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Corporate management records - embraces records of the central decision-making bodies, University officers such as the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrary, and their administrative support. It includes constitutional records.

Dates: 1912 - 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Management Group: The minutes of some Committees are closed to scholars for periods of years either under data protection legislation or as a condition of transfer; see each catalogue entry for further detail.
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Museums and Lecture Rooms Syndicate accounts, 1861 - 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Syn.Ac.6-8
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.

Dates: 1861 - 1913
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).
 Sub-Series

Photostat copies of preliminary plans for Veterinary Anatomy Laboratory, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.IX
Scope and Contents

All plans carry names of architects or engineers.

Dates: 1956
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).
 Sub-Series

Photostatic copies of original proposals for the Chemical Engineering Laboratory, 1956-01-18 - 1956-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XXV
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.

Dates: 1956-01-18 - 1956-10-20
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).
 Sub-Series

Plans for the extension to Engineering School and rebuilding of workshops, 1902-11-24 - 1903-02-12

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XVI
Scope and Contents

The contractor was William Sindall.

Dates: 1902-11-24 - 1903-02-12
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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Plans for the North Wing of the Engineering School, 1911-12 - 1912-06

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XVII
Scope and Contents

The building was later used by Colloid Science. The contractor was William Saint. Scale: 1 inch to 8 feet.

Dates: 1911-12 - 1912-06
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).
 Sub-Series

Plans of additions to the Chemistry Buildings over the Goldsmith Laboratory, 1920-04-26

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XX
Scope and Contents

The contractor was possibly William Sindall. Scale: 1 inch to 8 feet.

Dates: 1920-04-26
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).
 Sub-Series

Plans of Animal Pathology Buildings, Milton Road, 1925-02-05 - 1930-03-27

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XLI
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.

Dates: 1925-02-05 - 1930-03-27
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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Plans of Cavendish Laboratory extensions, 1894-5 and 1902, 1894 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XII
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.

Dates: 1894 - 1902
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).
 Sub-Series

Plans of the Botanical Laboratory, Main Building, 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.III
Scope and Contents

The contractor was William Sindall.

Dates: 1903
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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Plans of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XI
Scope and Contents

The contractor was John Loveday.

Dates: 1871 - 1872
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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Plans of the Chemical Laboratories, 1885-10

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XIX
Scope and Contents

The contractors were Messrs. Joseph Bull Sons and Co. Ltd. Scale: 1 inch to 8 feet.

Dates: 1885-10
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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Plans of the Engineering Laboratories, 1893

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.XIV
Scope and Contents

The laboratories were subsequently used by Physical Chemistry. The contractor was W. Bell and Sons.

Dates: 1893
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).
 Sub-Series

Plans of the Engineering Laboratories and workshops, 1947 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/P.X
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Assets records - comprises records relating to property and personnel. Accounting material is in this category, alongside records of endowments, charitable trusts, buildings and employees.

Dates: 1947 - 1955
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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