Ina Beasley Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of the Gordon Memorial College Council, 1944-1948; material on educational expansion in Sudan: Southern Sudan, 1946-1950; Northern Sudan, 1947-1956.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr. Ina M Beasley (1898-1994)

Born 1898 née Girdwood. 1919-1922 University College, London and Teacher’s Diploma from Institute of Education, London. Taught at Adult Education Dept., University of Nottingham. 1930 went to Burma with her husband. 16th July 193[?] obtained external PhD. from University College, London. Part-time English Lecturer and tutor to External Women Students at Rangoon University. 1939 – 1942 Superintendent, Girl’s Education (Omdurman). 1942-1949 Controller of Girl’s Education (Khartoum) and also member of the Gordon Memorial College Council. 1949 retired from Sudan Government. 1951-1961 Lecturer in English at the Maria Grey Teacher Training College and Lecturer in the Institute of Education.


1. 'Gordon Memorial College First Council 1944'

2. 'Gordon Memorial College 10th Meeting'

3. 'Proposals for the expansion and improvement of the education system in the Sudan. Part I Northern Sudan covering the years 1947-1951-1956. Part II Southern Sudan covering the years 1946-1950'

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Acquisition Information

Received from Ina M. Beasley in 1965

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 11 Jun 1998, revised by Jane Kruz 1 Dec 2009. File level description created by Jane Kruz 1 Dec 2009. Biographical detail from fonds level description by Clare Brown and also based on information in the catalogue for Ina Beasley Collection in the Sudan Archive, Durham University.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns

Custodial History

In possession of Ina M. Beasley

Related Material

In Middle East Centre Archive

For other collections relating to education in Sudan see:

  • GB165-0034 Humphrey Bowman Collection - Box 3A see diaries covering his service in Sudan 1911-1914
  • GB165-0161 Jerusalem and The East Mission - Box 109 Files 1 and 2

In Other Repositories
  • The main Beasley Collection of personal and official papers and diaries is held at the Sudan Archive, Durham University
  • Additional Beasley papers relating to Pharaonic circumcision held at The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University
  • Account of work as Controller of Girl's Education held at Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, Oxford

Geographical Names