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University of Westminster

Holborn College and predecessors


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 1753 UWA HOL

Held at: University of Westminster

Title: Holborn College and predecessors

Date(s): 1884-1970

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

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

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.

CONTENT

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.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Typescript handlist for some items. More recently accessioned material is uncatalogued.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:

Accruals:

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Created by the institution.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

The University of Westminster Archives also holds records of Holborn College's successor, the Polytechnic of Central London (Ref: UWA PCL).

Publication note:

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:

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.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Adult education institutions | Educational institutions
Commercial education | Vocational education
Evening schools | Schools | Educational institutions
Second language instruction | Language instruction

Personal names

Corporate names
Bowling Green Lane Night School | London
Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce | London
Hugh Myddleton Institute | London
Princeton Street School of Modern Languages | London

Places
Finsbury | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Holborn | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Camden
Islington