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Field work

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Ashanti Social Survey

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9359
Scope and Contents Papers relating mainly to Fortes's research and social survey in Ashanti [now a region of southern Ghana], 1945-46. This includes field data, blank questionnaires, completed questionnaires, background research in preparation for the survey and papers relating to the reports and articles produced as a result. Additional material includes a collection of offprints loosely on the subject of West African history and anthropology, mostly Nigeria and Ghana, and papers relating to the establishment...
Dates: 1873-1978 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Cambridge Svalbard Exploration Collection

Reference Code: GBR/590/CSEC
Scope and Contents The Svalbard Archive collection contains accounting records, administration files, expedition notes, and equipment records which all relate to work undertaken in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) from 1949 until 1992. Much of this material includes far more information than has been previously published about the expeditions or the work undertaken.Most of the expedition records are organized on the twinlock system – and include administrative papers, logs of each party, bulletins, accounts,...
Dates: 1933-2000
Conditions Governing Access: Some of these records are fragile -access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.
 Sub-Series

Field Trips, 1882 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/590/SGWC/02/02
Scope and Contents

These volumes contain details of those attending each excursion (usually signed at the front of each volume), details of the excursions written by different members, maps, photographs, geological sketches, limericks and poems, humorous sketches, cuttings, and photographs.

Dates: 1882 - 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Many of the volumes are extremely fragile. Embrittlement is so severe in some cases that there is the threat of new fractures occuring with handling. Access to them may therefore be restricted until treatment by a paper conservator can take place. Please contact staff for further information.
 Series

Field trips papers, 1965 - 1980

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/GEOL 41
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

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: 1965 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
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Fieldwork, 1878-1938

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR/02
Scope and Contents

The series comprises numbered and un-numbered field notebooks;specimen catalogues; sketchbooks, photograph albums, and maps.

Dates: 1878-1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Fonds — Box MS Add.8405 Restricted 1/30, 35, 46, 51, 52, 63, 8405/2, 8405/3/6, 15

Meyer Fortes: Notebooks, correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8405
Scope and Contents Comprises: correspondence with British anthroplogists and ethnologists, including former pupils and junior colleagues of Meyer Fortes, arranged in chronological order by year; a series of subject files, many relating to research in the Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] and Ashanti and on the Tallensi (or Talensi) people, notes, offprints, typescripts of articles, lecture notes ; desk notebooks, journals and diaries; two volume typescript of 'Kinship and social order'. The series of subject files which...
Dates: 1923-1983
Conditions Governing Access: Catalogued material (except for noted restricted correspondence) is available for consultation, but readers are advised that copyright remaining in the writings of Meyer Fortes is the property of his daughter, whose permission is necessary for publication.
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Records of the Cambridge University Explorers' and Travellers' Club, 1954 - 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.75
Scope and Contents From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.

Dates: 1954 - 1985
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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The Papers of Adam Sedgwick

Reference Code: GBR/590/ADSW
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises 64 notebooks and 11 boxes of annotated field maps, 1818-1858. There are also notes and papers relating to geology university teaching syllabuses, 1821 and 1832.

Dates: 1818 - 1856
Conditions Governing Access: Some of these records are fragile- access may only be possible with support from specialist staff. Please seek guidance.
 Fonds

The Papers of Alfred Harker

Reference Code: GBR/590/HRKR
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises notebooks, sketchbooks, and photograph albums detailing geological excursions in the U.K from the late nineteenth century. These mostly cover the Isle of Skye, Isle of Arran, Yorkshire (Scarborough), and other Scottish Highlands. There are also notebooks detailing specimens collected (catalogues); lecture note drafts; maps; and some personal records including details of an 80th birthday event.

Dates: 1860 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Geological Conservation Unit [A.G Brighton and Colin Forbes Building] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and two forms of identification are required. Please contact the Museum sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk to ask about the collection or to make an appointment.
 Fonds

The Papers of the Sedgwick Club

Reference Code: GBR/590/SGWC
Scope and Contents

The Sedgwick Club Archive contains administrative documents including minute books, 1880-1926; financial records, 1880-1989; handwritten copies of papers given at meetings, 1880-; excursion scrapbooks, 1882 to 1950; social events records including menu cards; copies of club photographs 1900-1974 [NB: a full set of club photographs are on display in Cambridge University Department of Earth Sciences] and digitized copies of all group photographs [until 2016].

Dates: 1880 - 2020
Conditions Governing Access: Some records are currently not available because they are unfit for production. Please see descriptions for further details.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.