The collection contains personal correspondence of Audrey Beecham received during her period aswarden of The University of Nottingham's Nightingale Hall. The letters relate primarily to Hallbusiness but there is some correspondence between Beecham, her friends and former residents of theHall. The correspondence covers the period 1950-1980.
Papers of Audrey Beecham (died 1989), lecturer and warden of The University ofNottingham's Nightingale Hall, 1950-1980
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- ReferenceGB 159 AB
- Dates of Creation1950-1980
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description19 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
(Helen) Audrey Beecham was warden of The University of Nottingham's Florence Nightingale Hall(now Nightingale Hall) and a lecturer in Social and Economic History from 1950 until her retirementin 1980. She came to Nottingham from Oxford University where she had been conducting research inAgricultural Economics.
Florence Nightingale Hall was the first hall of residence to be built for The University ofNottingham. Beecham's financial management and her integration of house tutors into hall life becamea model for later wardens. Her interest in poetry and avant-garde art was reflected in her running of the Hall where she encouraged interest in modern culture and supported related activities.
Beecham continued her research, and published articles in learned journals, particularly on thehistory of the plough. She died in Oxford in January 1989.
Items in the collection have been arranged chronologically where possible.
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The collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in two parts, in 1989 and 1995.