University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Gisbert Kapp

Scope and Content

The papers include fragments of Kapp's autobiography; a biography of Kapp by D.G.Tucker, and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gisbert Kapp, 1852-1922, was the first Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Birmingham, 1905-1919.

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 ).


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in 1987 by the Kapp family.

Other Finding Aids

Please see full catalogue for more details.

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 Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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 holds further papers of the Kapp family in a General Letters Additional series of autograph letters.

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.