The Stone Papers

Scope and Content

Papers gathered between 1912 and the 1960s by William G. Stone, Director of Education, Brighton Education Authority, who played a key role in establishing the University of Sussex.

Administrative / Biographical History

William G. Stone was Education Officer for Brighton from 1947. Between 1954 and 1957, he wrote the key papers to promote the foundation of the University of Sussex. He also organized a series of lectures held in Brighton's Royal Pavilion before putting proposals for the University of Sussex to the education committee. He played a key role in establishing the University, advocating - amongst other things - the inclusion of School of European Studies. In 1964, the University awarded him the Honourary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Stone continued to be a member of Court.

Stone played an extensive role in education across Brighton, creating the colleges of technology, art and education which came together to form a polytechnic - now Brighton University. He died in 1980.

Access Information

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of The Keep's Reading Rooms.

Other Finding Aids

An online catalogue is available on The Keep's website .

Conditions Governing Use

COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright, conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, digital copies can be made.

PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Head of Special Collections, in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

Donated to the University of Sussex in 1991 by William G. Stone's widow.

Related Material

SxUOS1 - University of Sussex Collection