Miscellaneous items relating to the University of Hull

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous items relating to the University of Hull including two postcards from the 1940s and material relating to the Installation of its first Chancellor in 1955

Administrative / Biographical History

John Nicholson ("Nicky"), who became Principal in 1935, led the campaign to achieve the College's independence. This was achieved on 13 May 1954 when a Royal Charter was granted and the University of Hull became a separate institution with the right to award its own degrees. Lord Middleton was installed as the University of Hull's first Chancellor in July 1955. The number of applications doubled within a year, and in 1956, the student population topped 1,000 for the first time.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Dr J Shorter, Department of Chemistry, University of Hull, May 1989