Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Archives of Queen Mary, University of London, formerly Queen Mary Westfield College, 1989-2000, comprising Governing body and committee minutes, 1989-2000; Annual reports, 1989-1999; Prospectuses, 1989-2000; Academic Board Standing Committee papers, 1989-1999; Library Committee minutes, 1989-1995, and Accessions Registers, 1990s; Students' Union Society Newssheet and other publications, 1989-2000; Presscuttings, 1989-1996.

Administrative / Biographical History

The present College was formed in 1989 by the merger of Queen Mary and Westfield Colleges by Act of Parliament. In the same year pre-clinical students from St. Bartholomew's Medical College and The London Hospital Medical College were taught for the first time. In 1995 the creation of St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry brought clinical medical teaching to the College. The nucleus of the College site is that of the People's Palace, predecessor of Queen Mary College, which has been extensively developed especially following the merger in 1989. The present day Queen Mary is the fourth largest college in the University of London.


As indicated in Scope and Content above; some of these series are extensions of those previously held and listed under Queen Mary College archives.

Conditions Governing Access

Users are asked to book an appointment in advance of their visit. For more information about the Archives see the website www.library.qmul.ac.uk/archive or contact the College Archivist to book an appointment: College Archivist, Main Library QMUL, Archives, Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7556, email: archives@qmul.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

Generated and retained in situ at Queen Mary, University of London

Other Finding Aids


Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist.

Appraisal Information

The archives listed here are only those which have been deposited in the Library; most records remain with the creating departments within the College.

Custodial History

Generated and retained in situ at Queen Mary and Westfield College.


Regular accruals to main series anticipated.

Related Material

Queen Mary College Archives; Westfield College Archives.


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