File: Appeal 1919

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the University's 1919 Appeal Fund. The Appeal had been planned in 1914, but was delayed by the War. In the post-war period, new departmental buildings, halls of residence and extra staff were required to deal with a major increase in student numbers. The University also planned a major expansion of postgraduate teaching, extra-mural activities, and hoped to put the College of Technology on a much sounder financial footing. The Appeal attempted to raise the sum of £500,000 to meet these needs.

This file of papers contains printed material and newspaper cuttings relating to the Appeal, along with details of the allocation of funds received; there is also material relating to the College of Technology's appeal and to plans to develop a cotton research facility within the University.

Former reference: 103


The file has been divided into the following folders: 

  • /1 Printed material
  • /2 Cuttings
  • /3 Allocation of funds
  • /4 College of Technology
  • /5 Cotton research

Related Material

See also VCA/7/93 and VCA/7/250.