- 1833 - 2009 (Creation)
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165 metres of library shelving
Name of creator
Formed in 1963 after an amalgamation of institutions dating back to 1834, Newcastle University is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with overseas campuses in Malaysia and Singapore. It is a member of the Russell Group of Universities.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Items within this collection have been transferred to the Special Collections department on a largely ad hoc basis throughout the history of the University.
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Scope and content
Newcastle University evolved from two colleges founded in the Nineteenth Century as part of the University of Durham, the School of Medicine and Surgery (established in 1834) and Durham College of Science (established in 1871, became Armstrong College in 1904). In 1937, the Newcastle Colleges became King's College and achieved independence from the University of Durham in 1963 when it became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.The University Archive contains significant material relating to the development of Newcastle University and its predecessors. It includes Annual Reports, Senate and Council minutes and departmental publications covering many subjects.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further material is expected to be added to this collection
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Conditions governing reproduction
Standard copyright restrictions apply.
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A pdf handlist for this archive is available.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
A selection of material, particularly photographs of campus, have been digitised and are available on CollectionsCaptured: https://cdm21051.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p21051coll2/search
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Date first made available to the public: unknown