Reference code(s): GB 1753 UWA HOL
Held at: University of Westminster
Title: Holborn College and predecessors
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Bowling Green Lane Night School | London
Hugh Myddleton Institute | London
Princeton Street School of Modern Languages | London
Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce | London
The Hugh Myddleton Institute succeeded evening classes begun under the School Board for London at the Bowling Green Lane School in 1884. By 1898 the roll had increased, and the Evening School was raised to the status of a 'Commercial and Science and Art Centre'. In 1913 it became a Senior Commercial Institute. Various premises were used for classes. Pupils included clerical and postal workers, civil servants, and employees of various commercial firms in the Finsbury/Holborn area. Subjects included shorthand, accounting, and law. In 1915 a French class was begun, and from this developed the Princeton Street School of Modern Languages. These were succeeded by Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce (1960-1970), which was itself amalgamated with Regent Street Polytechnic to form the Polytechnic of Central London in 1970.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records, 1884-1970, of Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce and its predecessors, comprising Bowling Green Lane Night School/Hugh Myddleton Institute log books, 1884-1929, 1938-1961; Hugh Myddleton Institute/Princeton Street School of Modern Languages typescript account, mainly 1930s-1940s; Holborn College programme for opening of new buildings, 1962; annual report, 1969-1970; prospectus for language courses, 1969-1970.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access:
Open, subject to signing the Regulations for Access form.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copies may be supplied, for research use only, unless copyright restrictions apply or the item is too fragile to be copied. Requests to publish original material should be addressed to the University Archivist.
Typescript handlist for some items. More recently accessioned material is uncatalogued.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Immediate source of acquisition:
Created by the institution.
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
The University of Westminster Archives also holds records of Holborn College's successor, the Polytechnic of Central London (Ref: UWA PCL).
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project, additional information added by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 cataloguer. Source: Hugh Myddleton Institute/Princeton Street School of Modern Languages typescript account.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Dec 2001 and May 2008.