University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Robert Henry Kinvig

Scope and Content

A collection of invitations and menus of functions attended by Kinvig from the mid 1950s and 1960s including: Invitations for the Jubilee celebrations; Kinvig Geographical Society invitations, 1948-1967; Birmingham's 400th anniversary celebrations; Birmingham and Midland Institute dinner; the University of Birmingham Dinner for the Annual Degree Congregations, 1955, 1965, 1966; Guild dinner and ball; University Graduates' Club annual dinner, 1954; Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Fourth Annual Dinner, 1953; Herbertson Society annual dinner, 1954; presentation to Sir Robert Aitken, 1969; Senate dinner to Sir Robert and Lady Aitken, 1968; British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1950.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Henry Kinvig, 1893-1969; Professor of Geography at Birmingham University, 1948-1968.

Reference: Deposit information

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).

Access Information

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the archives of the University of Birmingham and archives of other former staff, officials and students.