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Subject strengths: Local History, Education

Newcastle University evolved from two colleges founded in the Nineteenth Century as part of the University of Durham: the School of Medicine and Surgery (established in 1834) and Durham College of Science (established in 1871, became Armstrong College in 1904). In 1937, the Newcastle Colleges became King's College and achieved independence from the University of Durham in 1963 when it became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The University Archive contains significant material relating to the development of Newcastle University and its predecessors. It includes Annual Reports, Senate and Council minutes and departmental publications covering many subjects.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Newcastle University Archives

Archive Ref Code: NUA

Date Range of Material

1833 - 2009

Type of Material

Administrative records of Newcastle University (please note this is not a complete administrative archive and relates to a select number of items considered to be of historical interest)

Size of Collection

165 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.

If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (for example 1/1/1 Durham University Calendar 1837).

You can then place your order by linking to our Request Form

Finding Aid

The publications section of the archive is available via online listing, as are the University Exploration Society reports. Please contact lib-specenq@ncl.ac.uk for further details regarding any uncatalogued material.

Scanning and Photocopy Service

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service.

Other Resources

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for November 2003 and August 2013.

Projects, Progress and Updates:

A project is currently underway to make the University Archives more comprehensive and accessible. Please contact lib-specenq@ncl.ac.uk for further details.

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