University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers Collected by Professor Windle

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the foundation of the University of Birmingham assembled by Professor Windle. The collection comprises correspondence to and from Windle regarding the establishment of a University in Birmingham.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle, 1858-1929, was the dean of Queen's College Birmingham, a medical college and predecessor of University of Birmingham. He was involved in the early move towards a Midland University and became the first Professor of Anatomy at University of Birmingham when it received chartership in 1900.

Reference: Eric W. Vincent and Percival Hinton, The University of Birmingham Its History and Significance ( Birmingham, Cornish Brothers Ltd, 1947 ).

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the Special Collections Department from the Barnes Medical Library in 2000.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the archives of the University of Birmingham and archives of other former staff, officials and students.