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Reference Number (Click this to reveal full catalogue structure)LJMUH
TitleLJMU History Collection
Date1823-2023
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DescriptionA collection relating to the history of Liverpool John Moores University, with records from the Colleges and Schools that eventually formed LJMU.

The collections consists of: annual reports; examination papers and reports; floor plans; minute books; miscellaneous printed papers; photogrpahs; performance reports; press cuttings; letters; staff records; student records; and more.

Not each college or school has all of the above.
Alt Ref NoLJMUH
AdminHistoryA collection of the history of Liverpool John Moores University, with records from the Colleges and Schools that eventually formed LJMU.

The history of Liverpool John Moores University covers the various colleges and schools that came together to form the Liverpool Polytechnic in 1970, and which then became Liverpool John Moores University in 1992.

The colleges and schools featured in the collection are as follows:

C.F. Mott College of Education.
A training college founded after WW2 to address the national shortage of trained teachers. These records are held at Knowsley Archives.

Liverpool Art School.
Founded in 1825, the school was originally known as the Mechanic’ School of Art. It later became the Liverpool Art School and is the oldest school of art in England outside of London.

FL Calder School of Cookery.
The Liverpool Training School for Cookery was founded in 1875 by Miss Fanny Louise Calder. Founded as a direct result of Calder’s philanthropic work, the school aimed to provide education and training to the poor and underprivileged. Initially a school for women, domestic science classes for boys were later introduced. In the 1920s the school came under local authority control and was named the F.L. Calder College of Domestic Science. Located at St. George’s Hall initially, the school quickly moved to the Royal Institution in Colquitt Street. It relocated to Dowesfield House in the 1960s, where it remained until it merged with Liverpool Polytechnic in 1970.

I.M. Marsh College of Physical Education.
Established in 1900 by Irene Mabel Marsh, the school was located at 110 Bedford Street near Liverpool city centre. Between 1920 and 1929 it moved to its current location at Barkhill Road in Mossley Hill. The college was a private, fee-paying institution up until WW2. Post war the college came under the control of the Lancashire Education Authority and was renamed the I.M. Marsh College of Physical Education. At the forefront of physical education and teacher training, the college demonstrated the importance of girls receiving PE. In 1985 the college became co-ed. The college became part of the Liverpool Polytechnic in 1981.

Byrom Street Archive.
Records from colleges in the Byrom Street area include:

Nautical School and College.
Founded in 1852, the Nautical School and College aimed to prepare candidates for certificates in accordance with the latest requirements for the Board of Trade. In 1901 the Nautical School and College merged with the School of Science, Technology and Art, however it maintained a separate identity as the Nautical College Department and so its records are kept seperate.

Liverpool School of Science.
Established in 1861, the school owes its foundation to James Sheridan Muspratt, James Samuelson, William Brown and Henry Duckworth.

Liverpool Science and Art Classes.
Established in 1871 under James Samuelson and Norman Tate, the lectures were held in various Board Schools. .

Liverpool School of Science, Technology and Art.
Formed in 1892 as a result of the merger of the Liverpool School of Science and the Liverpool Science and Art Classes.

Central Technical School.
In 1901 the Liverpool School of Science, Technology and Art merged with the Nautical School and College to become the Central Technical School.

City of Liverpool MunicipalTechnical College
In 1935 the Central Technical School became the City of Liverpool Municipal Technical College.

College of Technology.
In 1949 the City of Liverpool Municipal Technical College became the College of Technology.

Regional College of Technology.
In 1958 the College of Technology became the Regional College of Technology. In 1960 it moved location from Mountford Street to Byrom Street, where it remained until it joined the Liverpool Polytechnic in 1970.
AccessStatusOpen
AccessConditionsSome restrictions may apply to records within this collection due to data protection legislation. Please enquire archives@ljmu.ac.uk to discuss or requst researcher access.
LocationAR2
CreatorAXIELLNET\LJMUVolunteer1
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