New accessions - July to September 2017

Records of organisations, societies and businesses

British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres (additional): printed publications; papers relating to campaigns and networks; membership records; policy and funding documents; and materials relating to the International Federation Settlements (IFS), 1954-2008. Finding No: BAS

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (additional): BATOD magazine, September 2017. Finding No: BATOD

British Organ Archive (additional): issue of ‘BIOS Reporter’, volume 41, number 3, July 2017; account books of Nicholson and Lord, 1914-1976; notes compiled by Frank Spencer Sutcliffe, [c 1971]-2009. Finding No: BOA

Church Pastoral Aid Society (additional): booklet and audio cassettes relating to CPAS Educational Packs, [1970s-1980s]. Finding No: CPAS

Embrace the Middle East, ecumenical charity (additional): biographical article about founder member and first secretary of Embrace the Middle East by Patricia Baxter: 'Cuthbert George Young (1824-1856)'. Finding No: MS203/A/3/2/3

Toc H (additional): issue of Toc H supporter magazine ‘In Touch’, Summer 2017. Finding No: TocH

Save the Children Fund (additional): 70 microfilm surrogates, produced during 2003. Finding No: SCF

School of Night theatre troop: material relating to the School of Night including DVDs of performances, and promotional posters and fliers, [c 2005-2014]. Finding No: DSH30

Young Men’s Christian Association (additional): printed booklets, promotional leaflets and CDs relating to the work of the YMCA
including papers relating to Norfolk YMCA; YMCA ‘Dads and Lads’ DVD; Lancaster and District annual report, 2004; West London YMCA;
Watford and District; Southend; Thames Gateway annual report, 2006. Also Manchester YMCA Engineer's Conference programme, 1912 (added to YMCA A28);
pamphlet titled 'The Rural YMCA of India: a visit to the ceded districts', [1920s] (added to YMCA I40 India); and programme for Garden Fete organised
by St Anne's YMCA, 1957 (added to YMCA C1 Lytham St Anne's). Finding No: YMCA

Personal and family papers

Petch, Rev Charles Cousens (1872-1961), missionary: certificate of Ordination as Deacon, 31 May 1896; and Missionary License, 6 March 1898. Finding No: CMS/ACC1026

Sedgwick, Rev James (1849-1927), missionary: research copy of an unpublished, biographical account of James Henry Sedgwick (1849-1927)
and his first wife, Ellen Dumergue Jennings (1850-1882) written by Kristine Margaret Herron of Australia, 2017. Finding No: CMS/ACC1025

Artificial collections

Letters Additional (additional):  letter to E. Arthur Baldwin from William A. Tilden, dated 5 October, and written on Mason Science College headed paper. Finding No: LAdd/6423

Letters Additional (additional):  letter to Colonel Bailey from Madeleine Middleton, dated 27 May 1916, referring to a YMCA First World War hut, possibly the Aldershot hut. Finding No: LAdd/6424

Letters Additional (additional):  letter to Mrs W. E. and Miss Preston from Jonathan Preston, dated 1 February 1936, and written on Queen’s College, Birmingham headed paper. Finding No: LAdd/6425

Letters Additional (additional): letter to Mrs Hayward from Helen Fraser, Scottish suffragist and feminist, [1940s], referring to rationing. Finding No: LAdd/6426

Letters Additional (additional): letter to ‘Dear Ellis’ from ‘W. G.’ concerning a copy of a monograph of John Singleton Copley, dated 3 September 1954. Finding No: LAdd/6427

Letters Additional (additional): letter to Mr Holiday from Charles Aitken, dated 8 July 1927, concerning the appointment of Trustees for the National Gallery. Finding No: LAdd/6428

Illuminated invitation: addressed to Mr W. St Smith inviting him to attend a dinner at the Birmingham Council House, 1 June 1882, ‘to celebrate the opening of the restored Central Free Libraries’. Finding No: MS923

Prices of artwork: four undated manuscript leaves recording the price of eleven principal pictures belong to Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult, 1st Duke of Dalmatia [The Marechal Soult], [19th century]. Finding No: MS925

Sign Language Manual: undated typescript booklet titled ‘Earnest Appeal’ for sign language alphabet guide, with adverts, [late 19th century]. Finding No: MS924

University Archives

Administrative Offices:

Development and Alumni Office: Set of colour photographs taken before and during the prime ministerial debate on economic affairs held at the Great Hall, University of Birmingham between the leaders of the three main political parties contesting the 2010 United Kingdom general election, 29 April 2010. Acc.2017/83

Academic Faculties, Schools and Departments:

Centre for Urban and Regional Studies: Incomplete set of Research Memoranda and Annual Reports, 1970s. Acc.2017/76

Department of Accounting and Finance: Discussion Papers in Corporate Finance, 1990s. Acc.2017/76

Health Services Management Centre:  Reports, 1980s. Acc.2017/76

Joint Centre for Regional Urban and Local Government Studies: Publication lists and other printed items, 1970s-1990s. Acc.2017/76

School of Physiotherapy: Additional deposit comprising papers relating to the integration of the School of Physiotherapy
into the University of Birmingham; validation of degree programmes; course documents and curriculum, 1990s. Finding No: UA22

Student (Alumni) Papers

Abrahams, Anthony: Papers relating to the University of Birmingham student protest in November-December 1968, including statements issued by the Guild of Students, the University, and by student groups involved in the protest. Finding No: USS130

Pither, Florence (fl 1912): Scanned copies of 'The Ilex' 1912, first edition of printed magazine of Kings High School, Warwick, containing article
by Florence Pither with details about her daily routine as a student, and life at University House.Finding No: USS131

Staff Papers

Birdsall, James Neville (1928-2005), Biblical scholar, Lecturer in New Testament Studies: Papers relating to Birdsall's work on an unfinished catalogue of biblical manuscripts within the Mingana collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts including notes and correspondence, 1960s-1980. Finding No: US152

Bryer, Anthony Applemore Mornington (1937-2016), Byzantine scholar, Professor in Byzantine Studies: Additional deposit of correspondence, press cuttings and ephemera, together with set of scrapbooks on Byzantine Art, 1950s-2012. Finding No: US147

Hull, John Martin (1935-2015), Professor of Religious Education: Copies of John Hull's published works; journals and offprint articles by or about John Hull; papers and correspondence relating the publication of 'Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness' and readers responses to it, 1990s; papers relating to other research projects and to teaching activities, 1970s-2010s. Finding No: US153

Nicklin, Phyllis Amelia (1909-1969), geography tutor: Additional deposit of 35mm colour slides, mostly kodachrome transparencies,
taken and used by Phyllis Nicklin in the classes she taught as a staff tutor in Geography in the Extra-Mural Department at the University of Birmingham
containing images of Kings Norton ‘mop fair’ in 1963 and 1964 Finding No: US149