Photographic portraits of Honorary Fellows of Leicester Polytechnic

Scope and Content

A series of photographic portraits of Honorary Fellows of the Leicester Polytechnic. The first Honorary Fellowships was awarded in 1969. Many of the individuals were prominent in the society, industry and local government of Leicester.

Each black and white photograph is mounted on grey card, making them A2 in size. Each photograph is captioned, giving additional information about their role within the polytechnic.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leicester School of Art, founded in 1870, and the Leicester Technical School merged in 1897 to form the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School, managed by the Education Committee of the Town Council. In 1919 the School was restructured and renamed the City of Leicester School of Arts and Crafts, and the City of Leicester Technical School. In 1925 these were renamed to the City of Leicester College of Arts and Crafts and the City of Leicester College of Technology; while in 1929 they reached their final version as the Leicester College of Art and the Leicester College of Technology. The two Colleges were never entirely separate, sharing building space and run by the same Committee, although they had separate principals and staff. In 1969 they re-merged to form the City of Leicester Polytechnic, which itself became De Montfort University in 1992.

Access Information

Open and available for access. Please contact the De Montfort University Archive to make an appointment.


Catalogued by Janette Ratcliffe, June 2016.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction may be carried out for private research purposes only, dependent on the condition of the individual item.

Related Material

D/035 and D/054 contains portrait photographs and sculptures of important staff and governors, including many of the same individuals.

Photographs of many of the individuals within this collection are found within the Annual Reports, collection reference D/008/B.