Photographs of Classes in Progress

Scope and Content

Photographs showing lecturers and students at work in classes. They seem to mainly relate to furniture design, woodwork and technical drawing. Many of the photographs are stamped on the reverse with the words Daily Mirror Photograph Robert Hope.

Administrative / Biographical History

De Montfort University originated in the Leicester School of Art, founded in 1870. A Technical School followed in 1882. The aim of both schools was to provide 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.

The Schools went through various changes of name and mergers before amalgamating to become the City of Leicester Polytechnic in 1969. In 1992 this became De Montfort University.

Access Information

Open and available for access. Please contact the De Montfort University Archive to make an appointment.


Catalogued by Janette Ratcliffe, June 2016.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some of the photographs within the collection have been repackaged within archival sleeves. Collection needs repackaging into an archival box of an appropriate size.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction of the photographs is permitted depending on their copyright status. Some photographs are stamped with a photographer's details.