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FT - Frank Thistlethwaite Archive

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Level of description
Frank Thistlethwaite Archive
Quantity & Format
10 metres Mixed
Corporate name
University of East Anglia
Personal name
Thistlethwaite, Frank
Thistlethwaite, Frank
Administrative/Biographical history
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. During WWII he was employed in New York and then London in mobilising American support for the British war effort. FT wrote widely on American history, the origins of UEA and his own family’s history.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Parts of the archive were formerly housed in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, the UEA Registry and at his home in Cambridge. By 2003 the entire collection has been transferred to the UEA Archives in accordance with FT’s will.
Scope and content
FT’s 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.

Contained in: 3 filing cabinets, 1 stationery cupboard and 4 loose boxes.
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