Student memorabilia of Heather Jarvis (born c.1930), ne Beardall, student in agricultureat the University of Nottingham, 1948-1950

Scope and Content

The collection comprises a series of black and white photographs, undated, c.1948-1950 (MS292/1-108); a postcard of the Midland Agricultural College (the University of Nottingham's School ofAgriculture from 1947) from Heather Beardall to D.T. Beardall, 1948 (MS 292/109); a doll in apapoose, undated c.1949 (MS 292/110); and a fancy-dress 'Minnie Ha Ha' squaw costume comprising afeather, feather headband and top, undated c. 1949 (MS 292/111).

The photographs relate primarily to student life at the School of Agriculture. They includephotos of sports teams, including women's hockey and netball, and student athletics; studentcarnivals; groups of students socialising; views of the college; and students involved in practicalactivities such as tractor driving and beekeeping.

The costume and doll were made for a student 'rag' carnival procession, using householdmaterials.

Administrative / Biographical History

Heather Beardall was a student at the University of Nottingham's School of Agriculture at SuttonBonington, Nottinghamshire from 1948 to 1950. Her named changed to Heather Jarvis after hermarriage.


The collection has been divided by document type into series. Within these series, items havebeen arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

ACCESS: Access restricted pending full listing andprocessing; prospective researchers should contact the Department for advice concerning availableseries.

Other Finding Aids

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  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishing to publish.

Custodial History

The collection was given to tTe University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and SpecialCollections in February 1998.

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