Records created by Coventry University and its predecessors

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 434 UNI
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      25 linear metres (c.50+ boxes, c.60 files).

Scope and Content

Archive material relating to the university mostly includes photographs (especially images taken by its Estates and Marketing departments), and publications (e.g. prospectuses). There are also some items relating to the university's predecessors, such as prospectuses and photographs for Coventry School of Art, Lanchester College of Technology, Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry Polytechnic.

Administrative / Biographical History

The majority of archive material relating to Coventry University's predecessors is held by the Coventry Archives & Research Centre. This is because until 1989 these organisations - such as Lanchester College of Technology, Lanchester Polytechnic, and Coventry Polytechnic - were administered by Coventry City Council.


Material will be catalogued to reflect current and former administrative structures of the university and its predecessors.

Access Information

By appointment.

The material is currently uncatalogued.

Acquisition Information


Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at

Appraisal Information

Duplicates being kept for exhibition and handling purposes.