University of London Academic Council

Scope and Content

The collection, 1900-1987, consists of records created by the Academic Council (AC 1) and faculties, boards, committees and other bodies of the Academic Council. These are:
Academic Registrar (AC 2),
Standing Sub-Committees (AC3),
Joint Standing Committee of the Academic Collegiate Councils (AC 4),
Faculties (AC 5),
Faculty Boards (AC 6),
Academic Advisory Boards (AC 7),
Boards of Studies (AC 8),
Special Advisory Boards (AC 9),
Special Advisory Committees (AC 10),
Overseas Colleges in Special Relationship (AC 11),
Teachers Section (AC 12),
Scholarships (AC 13),
Central Research Fund (AC 14),
Published texts of Lectures (AC 15).

There are also 143 uncatalogued boxes (Ref. AC) containing material dating from 1846-1999. This includes minutes, academic registrar correspondence, Academic Advisory Board papers, Board of Studies papers, scholarships papers, financial papers, memorial lectures, Joint Committee of Academic Council and Institute of Education papers, Joint Committee of Academic Council and Collegiate Council on Latin American Studies papers, Academic Working Parties papers, Subject Area Review Committees/Committee of Academic Organisation papers, Committee on Organisation and Administration of the Schools of the University papers, Sub-Committees papers, Correspondence/Reports on Specific Issues, Deans Committee for Review of the Arts papers, General Medical Council and General Dental Council papers and Examinations papers.


Files are arranged according to the structure of the Academic Council and its various sub-committees at the time the file was created. When committees have changed their organisation or structure it has been reflected in the catalogue as far as is possible. However this has not been practical for the Standing Committee on Pre-Registration (AC 8/52/3). This was originally a body of the Board of Postgraduate Medical Studies but became a body of the Academic Council Standing Sub-Committee in Medicine (AC 3/1) in 1979. The catalogue does not reflect this and all minutes for the Standing Committee on Pre-Registration are to be found at AC 8/52/3.