Schedules for Teachers of Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Staff schedules for teachers of Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology. These schedules have been named by the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology as Staff Timetables.

Information presented in the staff schedules varies. Schedules are ordered by academic years and are alphabetised by teacher’s surname. The information that they provide was intended for the Office Registrar to enable correct and timely payment of salaries and for income tax purposes. Despite these being described by the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology as Staff Timetables, the information included suggests they are used to provide an administration purpose and we have decided to name this collection Staff Schedules to reflect their purpose to today's standards.

The covers of some schedules are designed with lovely prints, there is no indication but it is likely that these covers were designed and printed in-house by the printing and bookbinding department.

Administrative / Biographical History

A public meeting was held on 14th October 1869 attended by Leicester citizens disposed to encourage the foundation of a school of art. Following on from the success of that meeting, subscriptions were asked for which enabled the committee to secure premises in Pocklington’s Walk. Classes met there for the first time on 1st March 1870. From 1882 technical classes were also held with the aim of preparing skilled workers for local industry.

In 1897 the School was taken over by the Town Council of the County Borough of Leicester and renamed the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School. A new building (now known as the Hawthorn Building) was constructed allowing the art and technical classes to be brought together for the first time. On the technical side classes included boot and shoe manufacture, engineering, plumbing, painting and building trades, and textiles; while on the art side design and modelling, life classes and anatomy, still life, geometry and perspective, architecture, book binding and embroidery were offered.

The School went through various changes of name. In 1919 it was restructured into two separate departments, called the City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts and the City of Leicester Technical School. In 1925 this was changed to City of Leicester College of Arts and Crafts and City of Leicester College of Technology, and brought back together in 1929 to form the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology.

In 1969 the Colleges formally amalgamated to form the City of Leicester Polytechnic. In 1975 this merged with the Leicester College of Education and was known as the Leicester Polytechnic. In 1992 the institution was awarded university status and changed its name to De Montfort University. In the same year the University opened a campus in Milton Keynes.

In 1994 and 1995 the University expanded further, merging with Lincolnshire College of Art and Design, Lincolnshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture, Bedford College of Higher Education and Charles Frears College of Nursing and Midwifery. In 2001 the Lincoln campus was transferred to the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, while in 2003 and 2006 the Milton Keynes and Bedford campuses were sold.

Arrangement

D/007: Staff Schedules for Teachers of Leicester College of Art and Technology.

D/007/A: Staff Schedules for Teachers of Leicester College of Art

D/007/B: Staff Schedules for Teachers of Leicester College of Technology

Conditions Governing Access

Open and available for access.

Acquisition Information

Part of the institutional records of the University.

Other Finding Aids

The volumes are catalogued to item level.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The volumes are mostly in good condition, although the binding of a few volumes are damaged and delicate. One in particular has lost the front and back board.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued in April 2016 by Steven Peachey, Archives Assistant.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying will not be possible due to the age and size of the volumes. Photography may be possible for research purposes.