New accessions - July to September 2015

Records of organisations, societies and businesses

British Association for American Studies (additional): administrative papers, 2011-2014; conference programmes, papers and rough notes, 2007-2014; DVD of Professor Tony Badger’s acceptance speech, April 2013. Finding No: BAAS

British Organ Archive (additional): BIOS [British Institute of Organ Studies] Reporter, Volume 39, Number 3, July 2015; BIOS journal, volume 39, 2015. Finding No: BOA

Embrace the Middle East (additional): support magazine ‘Embrace’, Autumn 2015. Finding No: MS203

National Christian Education Council (additional): minutes and administrative papers including Board of Management and Executive Committee minutes, 1958-1999; deeds, trust documents, insurance policies and building planning consent documents; papers relating to the Robert Raikes bicentenary celebrations in Gloucester, 1980; papers relating to the International Bible Reading Association (IBRA); papers relating to Christian Education Movement (CEM). NOTE: MINUTES ARE CLOSED FOR 30 YEARS FROM DATE OF CREATION. Finding No: NCEC

New Shakespeare Company (additional): programmes, some photocopied, of productions held between 1932 and 2009; leaflets for sponsors and school groups; commemorative brochures; posters for production held between 2007 and 2013; press cuttings; press and marketing files; School Leavers’ Background Information Packs; production photographs; mini cassette tapes of 2009 production ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’; certificates relating to productions held at the Open Air Theatre. Finding No: DSH1 (held at Sheakespeare Institure)

Toc H (additional): loose papers including Stroud branch calendar, 1964-1965; issues of ‘The Link’ journal of Toc H Australia, 2014; various audio visual promotional and informative materials including slides, reel to reel recordings and film strips; administrative papers relating to branches at Rodborne Cheney, Pinehurst, Purton, Wootton Bassett, Swindon and Wroughton; personal diaries of David Pope covering 1938-1940 and 1945-1949; CD-ROM ‘Exploring 90 Years of Toc H’; Toc H supporter magazine ‘In Touch’, Summer 2015. Finding No: Toc H

Young Men’s Christian Association (additional): booklet ‘Fifty Years of Service: a record of the work of the Gloucester Young Men’s Christian Association, 1895-1945’. Finding No: YMCA

Personal and family papers

Thompson, Pat, Professor (1920-2009), political historian: correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain and John Morley, biographer of William Gladstone, 1875-1892; correspondence between Austen Chamberlain and John Morley, 1914-1915; and two electoral ledgers which include details of the parties, and individuals, holding each parliamentary seat in England, Scotland and Wales. Papers cover [1860s]-1994. Finding No: MS881

Barker, Alan Clayton: letters, forms of regret and acceptance for meetings and dinners, and Christmas cards from Neville and Anne Chamberlain. Retained by Alan Clayton Barker in his role as Secretary of the Midland Union of Conservative Associations (MUCA). Finding No: MS884

Noël Coward Collection (additional): A5 glossy colour poster advertising London production of ‘Blithe Spirit’ at the Gielgud Theatre, starring Angela Lansbury; framed colour poster advertising Paramount Pictures 1969 film ‘The Italian Job’ featuring Michael Caine and Noël Coward. Finding No: COW

Artificial collections

Joseph Chamberlain Postcard Collection (additional): predominantly photo-postcards relating to the Royal visit to Birmingham at the time of the official opening of the University by King Edward VII 7 July 1909. Finding No: MS821

University Archives

Academic Office: Printed programmes for degree congregations, session 2014-2015, for degree congregations, July 2015. Acc.2015/69

Dental School: press cuttings relating to the construction of a new Dental Hospital, 1958, and to aspects of the history of dentistry in Birmingham; photographs of undergraduate dental students 1970s-1990s. Acc.2015/68

Student (Alumni) Papers

Clapham, Charles Frederick (fl 1890s): Hardbound copy of Karl Dammann Memorial Prize Essay entitled 'Wagner u. Morris' Gestalten von der Nibilungen Sage mit ihren Quellen Verglichen', handwritten in German, 1892. Finding No: USS117

Naden, Constance (1858-1889), poet and philosopher: Three manuscript notebooks containing handwritten poetry and writings by Constance Naden, 1870s. Finding No: USS115

Samson, George Wilfred (fl 1890s): Handwritten essay entitled 'The Religious Drama' entered for the Constance Naden medal, 1895. Finding No: USS119

Sheffield, Norma (b 1932): ephemera consisting of menus for undergraduate dinners and photograph of attendees at dinner, 1950s. Finding No: USS116

White, Annie Katherine (fl 1890s): Two essays, handwritten in German, consisting of essay entitled 'Der Anteil de Frauen an der Literatur Deutschlands' which won the Karl Dammann memorial prize in 1897, and an essay entitled 'Der Einfluss der deutschen Literatur auf Longfellow', 1897. Finding No: USS118

Staff Papers

Wilson, Rev. John Michael (1916-1999) Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Studies:  papers relating to work in public health and pastoral care, 1970s-1980s. Finding No: US118


Notes relating to the ‘Bombay Guardian’ newspaper: manuscript notebook recounting the history of the newspaper, 1851-1923, compiled by C. W. Pumphrey of Charlbury, Oxfordshire, [c 1908-1923]. Finding No: MS880

Scrapbook of letters relating to the ‘Bombay Guardian’ newspaper: letters, mainly from 1899 and addressed to Henry Stanley Newman, proprietor of the ‘Bombay Guardian’. Finding No: MS882

Music scores of Granville Bantock: autograph manuscripts of music by Graville Bantock (1868-1946) including ‘Song of the Children in Palladore’, ‘A Grammarian’s Funeral’ and ‘Cello Sonata in B minor’, [c 1908]. Finding No: MS883