College Archives Appeal

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence between Irene Glaister and respondents to the appeal for archive material.

See also PH 4/1 and PH 6/1.

Administrative / Biographical History

It became apparent through Sheila Fletcher's research and writing of Women First: The Female Tradition in English Physical Education 1880-1980 that primary source material relating to the history of Bedford Physical Training College had been lost. A decision was therefore taken to establish a College Archive and an appeal for items of interest, e.g. letters, bills, timetables, essays, lesson notes, lecture notes, books, photographs, equipment and uniform, was placed in the 1982 Annual Report of the Bedford Physical Education Old Students' Association with a request to send items to Irene Glaister, a former student (1940-1943).