UEA Collection

Scope and Content

The UEA Collection consists of over 34 series of papers and audio-visual materials deposited by staff, alumni, and other persons associated with the University (see Arrangement). New accessions are ongoing.

The series relate in part to the origins and early development of the University. The rest are more contemporary.

See also series SZ/UEA in the Zuckerman Archive, the Frank Thistlethwaite Archive (1st Vice-Chancellor), and Stefan Muthesius' papers (architecture).

Series UEA/BUT, UEA/EDE, UEA/GRAY, UEA/SCH and UEA/SMI consist of the memorabilia of former students.

In addition to these series, the UEA Collection holds:

Agenda and minutes of Senate and Council, 1963 to 2006 (excluding confidential items).

A run of the University Newsletter (now entitled Broadview), 1971- .

Runs of various student and alumni publications, 1965- .

Runs of various literary and arts periodicals produced in the University, 1964- .

The Development Plan, by Denys Lasdun, and other documents relating to the physical development of the University campus, 1967- .

Sets of the Vice-Chancellor's Annual Report, Research Report, Accounts, Calendar, and Prospectus, 1962- .

Press Books, 1962-1986.

Student Handbooks, 1964- .

There is also a small collection of books and pamphlets.

Administrative / Biographical History

The University of East Anglia was established in 1963 in Norwich. It is well known architecturally for its buildings designed by Denys Lasdun.

A core collection of documents for public reference has been established in the Archives under the title The UEA Collection. These documents represent a selective documentary record of the history of the University.


  • UEA/AV Audio visual recordings, 1986-
  • UEA/BRAD Malcolm Bradbury, 1949-2006
  • UEA/BUL UEA Bulletin, 1965-1975
  • UEA/BUT Paul Butler, 1967-1969
  • UEA/CAM Roy H. Campbell, 1967-1972
  • UEA/COD Rosamunde Codling, 1975-1978
  • UEA/COO Anthony Cooke, 1962-1970
  • UEA/CRO Gerald Crompton, 1969-1971
  • UEA/EARL Earlham Hall, 1964
  • UEA/EDE Simon Eden-Green, 1967-1969
  • UEA/EST Estate papers, 1962-
  • UEA/GEN General UEA papers, 1963-
  • UEA/GRAY Richard S. Grayson, 1982-1991
  • UEA/GUT W.L. Guttsman, 193-?, 1951-1998
  • UEA/JONES J.R.Jones 1966-1981
  • UEA/KES Keswick Hall College of Education,1969-1973, 1981
  • UEA/LIB UEA Library, 1962-
  • UEA/MAC Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax, 1960-1964
  • UEA/MID Judith Midgley, 1968
  • UEA/NEX Nexus Television, 1969-1989
  • UEA/NRO NRO/EASC bid, 1996-2001
  • UEA/PHO UEA Photographs & slides, 196--
  • UEA/RAL Sir Lincoln Ralphs, 1947-1974
  • UEA/SAN Michael Sanderson, 196---2002
  • UEA/SCH Jeremy Schonfield, 1969-1972
  • UEA/SHE N. Sheppard, 1963-1968
  • UEA/SHEP Richard Sheppard, 1979-1986
  • UEA/SMI Adrian Smith, 1963-1966
  • UEA/SOU Sir Arthur South, 1958-1960
  • UEA/SU Students' Union, 1963-1964
  • UEA/TAIT A.L. Tait, 1971, 1979
  • UEA/TIL Gordon Tilsley, 1947-1988
  • UEA/WRI History and English lecture notes, 1965-1968
  • UEA/WUF Women's University Forum, 1986-1995

Access Information

Other than where a specific access restriction is noted, the collection is open for consultation in the Archives during its advertised opening hours.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions can be supplied in hard copy or digital format subject to physical condition and the terms of deposit. A charge is made for this service. Copyright restrictions may apply and the advice of the Archives should be sought for any use of reproductions other than personal research.