Loughborough College of Technology Records

Scope and Content

Minutes of Governors 1952-66. Committees of Governors 1952-66; Joint Standing Committee on Planing & Development 1963-66; Advisory Committees 1957-66; Board of Studies 1958-63; Academic Board 1963-66; Board of Studies Engineering 1964-66; Board of Studies Pure & Applied Science 1964-66; Board of Studies Human & Environmental Studies 1964-66; general administrative records including course recognition by National Council for Technological Awards, College of Advanced Technology status; proposed University charter etc 1952-66; calendar 1952-65; prospectus 1961-66; departmental prospectuses 1960-65; annual report 1953-55; annual statement of accounts 1952-66; gazette 1964-66; presentation (diploma) day programmes 1954-65; college magazines; Chemical & Chemical Engineering Society Journals 1957-66; staff news bulletin 1958-62; examination papers 1953-65; engineering drawings and works department production records 1952-66; photographs 1952-66; student clubs and societies 1954-66; building plans 1948-55

Administrative / Biographical History

Loughborough College of Technology was formed in 1952 when Loughborough College was divided into four separate institutions reflecting its main areas of interest. While Loughborough Training College, Loughborough College of Art, and Loughborough College of Further Education continued to be maintained by Leicestershire County Council, Loughborough College of Technology was financed by a direct grant from the Ministry of Education and had a national board of governors. As its predecessor, Loughborough College, had done the College of Technology provided engineering training 'on production' and by sandwich courses but under its new Principal, Dr HL Haslegrave, standards were raised and facilities improved. As a result, in 1957 Loughborough was designated a College of Advanced Technology, one of only ten institutions in England and Wales to be awarded such status. In 1966 Loughborough College of Technology was granted university status and was the first of the former Colleges of Advanced Technology to receive its royal charter. On 19 April 1966 it became Loughborough University of Technology.


Arranged into series derived from the main areas of function and administration

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Description compiled by Jenny Clark, University Archivist. See: The History of Loughborough College 1915-52 (Past Students' Association, Loughborough College, 1957); L M Cantor & G F Matthews, Loughborough: From College to University (Loughborough University of Technology, 1977); L M Cantor, Loughborough University of Technology: Past and Present (Loughborough University of Technology, 1990); L Cantor, Loughborough University, The First Forty Years (Loughborough University, 2006)

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Typescript catalogue available in the searchroom

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Related Material

GB 1176 LC (Loughborough College 1909-52)GB 1176 LUT (Loughborough University 1966-)