Records of the East Midlands Universities Military Education Committee, 1925-1987

Scope and Content

The following principal series are included in the archive:

Minutes of meetings of the East Midlands Military Education Committee. Later minutes are accompanied by contemporary correspondence and other papers. 1924-1987 (UN UG 100/1);

General correspondence of the committee. 1947-1973 (UN UG 100/2);

Correspondence, minutes and circulars relating to the Central Organisation of Military Education Committees and the Council of Military Education Committees. 1964-1986 (UN UG 100/3);

Files of correspondence relating to the Officers' Training Corps memorial scholarship, 1931-1977 (UN UG 100/4);

Correspondence relating to The University of Nottingham Adult Education Committee's Committee of Adult Education in H.M. Armed Forces. 1966-1976 (UN UG 100/5);

Files relating to Nottingham University Air Squadron. 1941-1968 (UN UG 100/6);

Case files of correspondence and other papers relating to particular subjects comprising: Ministry of Defence university liaison officers, 1965-1976 (UN UG 100/8/1); Officers' Training Corps and the Womens' Royal Army Corps, 1950-1961 (UN UG 100/8/2); military service conferences, 1969-1976 (UN UG 100/8/3); Sandhurst Scheme, 1968-1971 (UN UG 100/8/4); and the 75th anniversary of university's Officers' Training Corps, 1984-1985 (UN UG 100/8/5).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Military Education Committee of University College Nottingham was formed some time before 1924 to co-ordinate and supervise the military activities of its students. Most prominent among them was the Officers' Training Corps, established in 1909. The University College Womens' Army Corps and The University of Nottingham Air Squadron both fell under the umbrella of the committee in later years. The committee comprised representatives of these societies but also included university officers, members of the armed forces, and others from the community (often retired military personnel). The Ministry of Defence and its predecessors had influence in the running of such committees via its university liaison officers and the Central Organisation of Military Education Committees (later the Council of Military Education Committees).

In 1967, the committee was renamed the East Midlands Universities Military Education Committee. This reflected the wider regional focus of the university's military corps. The committee also began to include representatives from the universities of Leicester and Loughborough. The East Midlands Universities Military Education Committee remains a committee of The University of Nottingham. In 2000 it was located within the university Senate's Student Affairs Committee.


The collection has been divided by document type into series. Within these series, items have been arranged chronologically.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

The collection was given to The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in October 1997.