UEA Collection: Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax

Scope and Content

The contents consist of digital copies of two monochrome photographic prints of the presentation to Lord Mackintosh of the University Mace by Mr Gomm on behalf of the Norwich Junior Chamber of Commerce, May 1964, and microfilm copies of 10 sets of speaking notes, 1960-1964. The events at which Lord Mackintosh spoke include receptions in Norwich and Ipswich; the first meeting of the University Court, 18 April 1964; and the opening of the Senior Common Room, 13 November 1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax chaired the Promotion Committee, a broad-based group established in 1958, the task of which was to campaign for the establishment of a new university in East Anglia. Mackintosh was temperamentally well suited to the role and spoke widely in support of the project. On the granting of the University's charter, Mackintosh was appointed Chancellor-Designate; sadly, he died on 27th December 1964, five months before he was due to be formally installed.

Access Information

Other than where a specific access restriction is noted, the collection is open for consultation in the Archives Department during its advertised opening hours.



Other Finding Aids

A typescript list of the contents is available for consultation in the Archives Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions can be supplied in hard copy or digital format subject to physical condition and the terms of deposit. A charge is made for this service. Copyright restrictions may apply and the advice of the Archives department should be sought for any use of reproductions other than personal research.

Custodial History

The original photographs and documents are the property of The Rt Hon. Gwyneth, Viscountess Mackintosh of Halifax and remain in her possession. They were loaned to UEA in February 2000 for digitisation (photographs) and microfilming (speaking notes).