Ross, Sir Edward Denison: Professor of Persian and first Director of the School 1916 - 1937.

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Achieved during his Directorship: initial staffing of the School of Oriental Studies at Finsbury Circus, establishment of the 'Bulletin' as an authority on Oriental scholarship, conferment on the School of full university status, organisation of governance into eight departments and establishment of Heads of Department posts, first ever phonetics and linguistics degree in the UK; personal papers held at SOAS Special Collections (PP MS 8)

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See SOAS/SPA/1/19, SOAS/SPA/3/1, SOAS/SPA/3/2, SOAS/SPA/3/32, SOAS/SPA/4/26, SOAS/SPA/4/27, SOAS/SPA/4/28, SOAS/SPA/4/44, SOAS/SPA/4/57, SOAS/SPA/65, SOAS/SPA/67


See Arnold and Shackle, 'SOAS Since the Sixties', pp.22-24, 26, 29, illustration between p. 12 and p. 13, illustration between p. 44 and p. 45; Phillips, 'School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1917-1967', pp.14, 18-20, 23, 28