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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Archives of the Council of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and of its predecessor body, Interfaculty Committee B, 1973 - 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CSHSS
Scope and Contents The records cover the full range of operations.
Dates: 1973 - 2010
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 — CSPS

Archives of the Council of the School of Physical Sciences, 1927 - 2018

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CSPS
Scope and Contents The records relate chiefly to the managing of resources; that is, funding for equipment, buildings and staff. A smaller quantity of records cover faculty/departmental structure and organisation, academic focus and research projects.
Dates: 1927 - 2018
Conditions Governing Access: All files are closed to scholars for 30 years from the date of creation, except for those with written permission of the Secretary or Chairman of the Council, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX, as a condition of transfer. In addition, files containing personal data are closed for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation.
 Fonds — CDEV

Archives of the Course on Development and earlier and later development studies programmes, 1925 - 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CDEV
Scope and Contents The Course on Development began as the Course for Colonial Probationers in 1927. Previously this had been a short course held in London, but in 1925 the Colonial Office asked Cambridge and Oxford Universities to provide the course and the University set up a supervising committee in November 1926. All those attending the one year course were graduates divided into cadet officers (administrators) and agricultural probationers. The administrators then went on to the University of London for a...
Dates: 1925 - 1982
Conditions Governing Access: Records containing personal data are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Fonds — ASNC

Archives of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 1912 - 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ASNC
Scope and Contents The records comprise correspondence and papers, many relating to appointments.
Dates: 1912 - 2000
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 — BCHEM

Archives of the Department of Biochemistry, 1918 - 2008

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/BCHEM
Scope and Contents The records relate mainly to staff, teaching and departmental buildings.
Dates: 1918 - 2008
Conditions Governing Access: 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 — CENG

Archives of the Department of Chemical Engineering, 1946 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CENG
Scope and Contents The records are largely concerned with the administration of the department and the teaching and examining of students.
Dates: 1946 - 1989
Conditions Governing Access: Closure periods of 40 years are applied to Syndicate minutes, by order of the Syndicate, and 80 years to records containing personal data, under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Fonds — CHEM

Archives of the Department of Chemistry, 1886 - 1997

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CHEM
Scope and Contents 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: 1886 - 1997
Conditions Governing Access: 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 — ENG

Archives of the Department of Engineering, 1892 - 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ENG
Scope and Contents The records cover the full range of departmental operations, from delivery of the curriculum and examining to the building and expansion of departmental premises.
Dates: 1892 - 2002
Conditions Governing Access: There are generally no restrictions on access to the archives, apart from 30 years closure of records relating to confidential research projects, imposed as a condition of transfer and 80 years closure of records containing personal data, imposed under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Fonds — GEOL

Archives of the Department of Geology and the Woodwardian and Sedgwick Museums, 1731 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/GEOL
Scope and Contents The earliest records relate to Woodward's will, estates and the administration of his fossil collection. From the 1880s, administrative records of the burgeoning Department of Geology, its teaching, examining, and students, survive alongside papers for the lengthy project to build the Sedgwick Museum. The archives also include the papers of Professor T. McKenny Hughes, Woodwardian Professor 1873-1917.
Dates: 1731 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: Personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years 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 — SLAV

Archives of the Department of Slavonic Studies, 1944 - 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SLAV
Scope and Contents The coverage of departmental activities is limited. The majority of the records relate to Russian language courses provided for the armed services.
Dates: 1944 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access: Student and staff 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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Archives of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, 1949 - 2018

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/VET
Scope and Contents The archives cover the full range of departmental activities. They include extensive committee papers, facilities/buildings records and photographs of staff, students, VIP visitors, buildings and veterinary activities.
Dates: 1949 - 2018
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 — ZOO

Archives of the Department of Zoology, 1882 - 2016

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ZOO
Scope and Contents The records of the Department of Zoology have come to the University Archives in two tranches: i) account books,1882-1956, which are stray survivals and ii) much fuller departmental records from the 1960s onwards, produced in the main by the Head of Department and Departmental Administrator. The latter cover every aspect of departmental activity. Teaching and research shifts towards Ecology and Conservation, and securing the funding to support them, are a particular feature of the records from...
Dates: 1882 - 2016
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 — ARAN

Archives of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, 1915 - 2017

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ARAN
Scope and Contents The majority of records cover faculty governance and administration.
Dates: 1915 - 2017
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 — BIOL B

Archives of the Faculty of Biology 'B', 1906 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/BIOL B
Scope and Contents The records cover the full range of operations,
Dates: 1906 - 1992
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 — CLAS

Archives of the Faculty of Classics, 1923 - 1993

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CLAS
Scope and Contents The archives cover faculty governance, award of graduate degrees and accommodation.
Dates: 1923 - 1993
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 — DIV

Archives of the Faculty of Divinity, 1855 - 2018

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/DIV
Scope and Contents Records document the full range of Faculty activity.
Dates: 1855 - 2018
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 — ENGL

Archives of the Faculty of English, 1900 - 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ENGL
Scope and Contents The records document the full range of institutional operations, from delivery of the curriculum and examining at undergraduate and graduate level to the making of appointments and promotions.
Dates: 1900 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access: Within the archives of the Faculty of English, certain records are closed to scholars for 50 years from the date of creation under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, 2000: section 41, information given in confidence, or for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
 Fonds — HIST

Archives of the Faculty of History, 1876 - 1999

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/HIST
Scope and Contents The records document the full range of institutional operations, from delivery of the curriculum and examining at undergraduate and graduate level, to design and upkeep of the faculty buildings. Papers on Tripos reform are particularly extensive. They include the papers of the Cambridge Historical Society.
Dates: 1876 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access: Within the archives of the Faculty of History, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Certain other records are closed to scholars for 30 years from the date of creation under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, 2000: Section 41 information provided in confidence. Restrictions are clearly indicated as part of individual catalogue entries.
 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.
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Archives of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, 1968 - 2014

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SPS
Scope and Contents The records relate largely to the administration of the department, its teaching programme and Tripos reform. A significant quantity of records document the work of faculty committees.
Dates: 1968 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access: 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.
 Management Group — UA

Cambridge University Archives

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA
Scope and Contents The University Archives is responsible for the selection and preservation of the internal administrative records of the University of Cambridge, dating from 1266 to the present, and for making them available for administrative and research purposes. The archives are as diverse in their contents as the activities - self governance, teaching and research, property management, administration of justice, external relations - the University has pursued down the centuries. They include charters,...
Dates: 1266 - 2019
Conditions Governing Access: 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).
 Series

Minutes, agenda and papers of the Committee of Management, Department of Applied Economics, 1944 - 2003

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.391-407
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group: Minutes of Boards of Studies, from 1926 known as Faculty Boards, may cover governance, appointments, budgets, curriculum development, examining and accommodation.
Dates: 1944 - 2003
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 — 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 (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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