New accessions - April to June 2013

Posted on Friday 26th July 2013

Archives and manuscripts

Personal and family papers 

Harrison, Eleanor ('Nellie') Jane (1872-1930), CMS missionary: Personal photographs and photopostcards, [?1890s]-early 20th century. Finding No: CMS/ACC1003

Maxwell, John Preston (1871-1961), obstetric missionary to China for the English Presbyterian Church: Research papers and addresses written, and compiled, by J. P. Maxwell, including papers relating to medical conditions, the history of medicine in China and medical mission work, 1901-1967. Finding No: MS862

Edward Scudamore (1741-1813), MD, surgeon of Canterbury: Manuscript notes comprising translations into English of extracts of works on insects by René Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur, [18th cent]. Finding no: LAdd/6388-6391

Abbati-Yeoman, Joy (b 1936): Family papers largely comprising personal correspondence between June Abbati (nee Greenwood) and Neville (1869-1940) and Anne Chamberlain, and between Chamberlain and his lifelong friend, Alfred C. Greenwood; also including a small compilation of photographs and miscellaneous other items relating to Alfred Greenwood and the Chamberlain family, 1895-1940. Finding No: NCLAdd/179

Newby, Leonard, (fl late 19th-mid 20th century), Clergyman: compilation of wooden and papier mâché boxes used in the parish of St Julian, Shrewsbury, for collecting funds for different mission organizations and St Julian's Memorial Hall Fund and an appointment diary, 1908-1925. Finding no: MS863 

Records of organisations, societies and businesses

British Book Trade Index (additional deposit): Correspondence between David Knott, Rare Books Librarian, University of Reading, and Professor Peter C. G. Isaac (d 2002), founder of the British Book Trade Index and committee member, 1983-1994. Finding No: MS803

Bury YMCA: minute book 8 February 1927-3 August 1933. Finding No: YMCA Section D 234

Church Missionary Society: Lithograph map of the world showing the location of protestant mission stations, compiled by J. Netherclift and published by CMS, 1838. Finding No: CMS/ACC1004

University Archives

Student (Alumni) Papers

Chowcat, Hazel (b.1950), trade union worker, teacher: Papers consisting of course handouts and circulars issued to postgraduate members of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies during her time as a PhD student there in the late 1970s, including papers setting out and discussing the Centre's aims and work during that period and papers and presentations produced by ‘sub groups’ of the Centre, 1977-1980. Finding No: USS78

Critcher, Charles, sociologist: Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies publications and other typescript or printed works, several of which include articles or papers written by Chas Critcher during the time he was a student at the Centre, 1970s-1981. Finding No: USS80

Dalton, John (1949-2013), writer and teacher: Papers largely consisting of course notes and research notes generated by John Dalton as MA student in the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies including MA course materials and research notes, 1980s. Finding No: USS72

Davis, William Roland (Basil), (1920-2003), chemist: University of Birmingham scarf dating from the late 1940s, together with sheet of photocopied photographs of Basil as a child and an adult, and a copy of the eulogy delivered at his funeral. Finding No: USS71

Edwards, Philip: posters produced by University of Birmingham Film Society in the early 1970s advertising showings of films on campus. Finding No: USS81

Grant, Neil: Copy of play 'Vote for Them' by David Edgar and Neil Grant, published by BBC Publications, 1989, together with DVD copies of episodes 1-3 of 'Vote for Them' broadcast on BBC2, 1989, based on PhD thesis Grant studied for at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. Finding No: USS73

Hobson, Dorothy, lecturer in cultural studies and media: Papers consisting of coursework, research notes and typescript articles generated during Hobson's time as an undergraduate English student taking a course in the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies and as a postgraduate student at the Centre, 1970s-1980s. Finding No: USS74

Long, Paul, cultural and media historian: Essays submitted as part of the requirements for the taught MA programme in the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham in the late 1990s, with comments in the margins probably made by Michael Green, the course tutor. Finding No: USS77

McCann, Stephen: Programme for University of Birmingham summer ball at the Metropole Hotel 20 June 1987, and Mason Hall magazine 'Masonry' summer 1987. Finding No: USS82

Stacey, Jackie, cultural theorist: Research material for PhD thesis on cinema audiences 'Star gazing: Hollywood cinema and female spectatorship in 1940s and 1950s Britain' undertaken at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, consisting largely of research data gathered in the form of completed questionnaires and correspondence between Stacey and respondents approached through the magazine 'Woman's Realm' and 'Woman's Weekly' in the autumn of 1989. Finding No: USS75

Stokes, Jennifer (b.1952), psychotherapist; actor: Typed transcript of oral history interview focusing on her time as a Social Science student at the University of Birmingham between 1970 and 1973. Finding No: USS76