Loughborough College of Education Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of Governors 1956-77 (Joint Governing Body 1956-63); Academic Board 1961-77; Committees of Academic Board 1965-76; Joint Academic Board of Loughborough University of Technology and Loughborough College of Education 1974; Committee of Management 1967-72; prospectus 1952-77; departmental prospectuses 1975-77; summer school prospectus 1946-77; regulations 1965-68; examination papers 1966-77; college magazines 1958-71; Loughborough Journal 1952-57; alumni newsletter 1954-75; senior common room minutes and correspondence 1965-77; Loughborough Training College Committee (student committee) minutes 1953-60 building plans 1951-71

Administrative / Biographical History

Loughborough College of Education originated from the Department for the Training of Teachers opened at Loughborough College in 1930. This was also known as the East Midlands Training College and offered training for teachers of Handicraft. Physical Education was introduced as a principal subject later, in 1936 (post-certificate course) and 1945 (two year certificate course). It was granted academic autonomy in 1951 and when Loughborough College was divided into four separate institutions reflecting its main areas of interest, it became Loughborough Training College. Along with Loughborough College of Art and Loughborough College of Further Education it continued to be maintained by Leicestershire County Council under a joint governing body. It was originally a constituent member of the Institute of Education of Nottingham University, through which awards were granted, but this function was transferred to the Institute of Education of Loughborough University of Technology in 1971. Women were first admitted in 1965. In 1967 the College was renamed Loughborough College of Education and in 1977 it amalgamated with Loughborough University of Technology, reuniting two parts of the old Loughborough College. It functioned as the Department of Education at Loughborough University 1977-2001


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

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Loughborough University

Other Finding Aids

Typescript catalogue available in the searchroom

Archivist's Note

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)

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made for research purposes at the discretion of the University Archivist. Requests to publish, in extract or in full, should be submitted to the University Archivist

Related Material

GB1176LC (Loughborough College 1909-52)GB 1176 LUT (Loughborough University 1966- )Records of Leicestershire Education Committee, Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland