Strang Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of William Strang, 1st Baron Strang, 1909-1925, 1950-1971, comprising papers relating to University College London and the University of London, including official papers relating to Strang's student career; letters; notes and texts of speeches at various University functions; papers relating to the National Parks Commission.

Administrative / Biographical History

Strang was a student in the Faculty of Arts at University College London from 1909 to 1912, and he won the Quain English Essay prize in 1913. He joined the Foreign Office in 1919, being Permanent Under-Secretary of State from 1949 to 1953. He was elected a Fellow of University College London in 1946. Strang was Chairman of the College Committee at University College London from 1963 to 1971, and Chairman of the National Parks Commission from 1954 to 1966.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the office of J W Scott, the retiring librarian of University College London, in December 1982. Strang's diplomas were transferred from the Strang Print Room in [1995].

Other Finding Aids

List available on the online catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Related Material

University College London Special Collections also holds a letter from Strang to J W Scott, 1970 (Ref: MS MISC 5S).

Correspondence and papers of Baron Strang are also held at Cambridge University, Churchill Archives Centre; Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives; Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department. For further details see the National Register of Archives.