Student photographs and medals of Malcolm Barton (c.1905-fl 1928), student in history at University College Nottingham, 1912-1928

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

Photographs of groups depicting: Chaucer St. Infant School, 1912 including one of the children and another of the staff; Gladstone Street Primary School, Ilkeston, c.1917; Ilkeston Secondary School, 1921 and another undated; Ilkeston Secondary School football team, 1921-1922 and 1922-1923; and University College Nottingham hockey team. The photographs are accompanied by photocopies annotated with the names of people on the photographs that the depositor was able to identify. 1912-1923 (MS 579/1);

Framed photograph of Malcolm Barton, c.1928 (MS 579/2);

University College Nottingham's Ordo Caligulae awarded to Malcolm Barton. The award takes the form of a boot measuring 114mm in length, cast in bronze and mounted on a wooden base with a plaque. 1928 (MS 579/3);

Ilkeston County School's Victor Ludorum games medal awarded to Malcolm Barton. The medal, possibly bronze, is 25mm in diameter. 1924 (MS 579/4).

Administrative / Biographical History

Malcolm Hibbert Barton was born in 1905, the son of David Barton of Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Malcolm was educated at Chaucer Street Infant School and Gladstone Street Primary School in the town before entering Ilkeston County Secondary School. He was an accomplished sportsman as well as a successful scholar. He passed his Matriculation examination in 1923 and entered University College Nottingham (now The University of Nottingham) a year later where he attained a BA. and a MA. in History, and a secondary school teachers' diploma. He was president of the college's Students Union in 1928. Nothing is known about Malcolm Barton after he left college.


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Custodial History

The collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in May 1990.