Subseries RSP/7/k - "The Working Man's University: The First Polytechnic"

Photograph: School of Art Photograph: School of Art: H Brownsword Photograph: Preliminary Professional and Matriculation Department Photograph: Matriculation classes Photograph: Matriculation classes Photograph: Electrical Engineering Photograph: Electrical Engineering Photograph: Linguist Club Photograph: Department of Chemistry and Biology Photograph: School of Art
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"The Working Man's University: The First Polytechnic"


  • 1949 (Creation)

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The Working Man's University: The First Polytechnic' was issued by the Central Office of Information . The photographs show groups at work in classrooms, overseas students, workshops and laboratories. The captions often name the students featured and describe the work they are carrying out.

The University Archive holds a set of the final published images, with the captions printed underneath the image. There is also a larger proof set of images, and related correspondence.

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This sub-section is currently being catalogued, please contact the Archivist for more information.

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Status: Open. Access is subject to signing the Regulations for Access form, unless the records are restricted under the Data Protection Act 2018 or under exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000

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