A core collection of documents for public reference has been established in the Archives under the title The UEA Collection.
The books, journals and individual recordings are catalogued on the Library Catalogue, papers and correspondence are catalogued within the Archives Union branch.
The collection includes series of papers deposited by staff, alumni and other persons associated with the University. Several series deal with the origins of the University.
Listing of this collection [PDF, 400 KB] includes Richard S. Grayson Archive, a recent donation from former UEA Student Union General Secretary, 1989-1990.
Frank Thistlethwaite (1915-2003) was founding Vice-Chancellor of UEA (1963-1980). Prior to this he was a fellow and tutor at St John's College Cambridge (1949-1961) where he pioneered the teaching of American history. Thistlethwaite wrote widely on American history, the origins of UEA and his own family's history.
His personal archive includes official papers of the UEA including foundation and development papers; senate, council and assembly papers; official and personal correspondence and memoranda; papers relating to official engagements and foreign trips including the British Council and Inter-University Council; hospitality correspondence; speeches, diaries, photographs, press cuttings; papers concerning his music interests including the UEA Male Voice Choir; and early papers of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Listing of this collection [PDF, 100 KB]
Bibliography [PDF, 46 KB]
Obituary from The Guardian
Professor Stefan Muthesius (Honorary Professor) is an architectural and design historian who taught at UEA. Included in this collection are research papers, correspondence, interviews and proofs for the publication of his book 'Concrete and Open Skies : architecture at the University of East Anglia, 1962-2000' (with Peter Dormer, 2001).
Other research papers relate to the architecture of UK and West German universities in the 1960s, as well as in France, the US and Canada; and post WWII council housing, particularly in London. The papers complement the publications of: 'The Post-War University. Utopianist Campus and College' (2000); and 'Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland' with (Miles Glendinning, 1994).
Listing of this collection [PDF, 17KB]
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