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UEA/MAC - Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (foundation and history)

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Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (foundation and history)
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2 files
Personal name
Mackintosh, Harold Vincent,
Scope and content
The contents consist of digital copies of two monochrome photographic prints of the presentation to Lord Mackintosh of the University Mace by Mr Gomm on behalf of the Norwich Junior Chamber of Commerce, May 1964, and microfilm copies of 10 sets of speaking notes, 1960-1964. The events at which Lord Mackintosh spoke include receptions in Norwich and Ipswich; the first meeting of the University Court, 18 April 1964; and the opening of the Senior Common Room, 13 November 1964.

The original photographs and documents are the property of The Rt Hon. Gwyneth, Viscountess Mackintosh of Halifax and remain in her possession. They were loaned to UEA in February 2000 for digitisation (photographs) and microfilming (speaking notes).

Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax chaired the Promotion Committee, a broad-based group established in 1958, the task of which was to campaign for the establishment of a new university in East Anglia. Mackintosh was temperamentally well suited to the role and spoke widely in support of the project. On the granting of the University's charter, Mackintosh was appointed Chancellor-Designate; sadly, he died on 27th December 1964, five months before he was due to be formally installed.
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