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UEA/SMI - Adrian Smith (letters home)

Reference code
UEA/SMI
Level of description
Series
Title
Adrian Smith (letters home)
Date/s
1963-1966
Quantity & Format
1 box Letters (MS)
Subject
University of East Anglia -- Students
University of East Anglia. School of Biological Sciences
Creator
Smith, Adrian
Administrative/Biographical history
Adrian resided in a digs at 398A Unthank Road (1963/64). He was in the University’s first
small residence at 96 Newmarket Road (1964/65). He married Helen Kindon at the beginning
of his final year and they lived in a flat at 64 Lilian Close, Norwich, NOR 82 N (1965/66).

Adrian had his own printing press hence the freely available headed notepaper. He also
printed programmes, tickets and invitations for the University and for fellow students, some
have been included in this deposit. He was a member of the Film Club, a member of the
Labour Club, and a member of the Students’ Council. Helen was Secretary of the Students’
Council (1965/66).
Archival history
This collection of letters was gifted to the UEA Archives in December 2012 by Adrian Smith. The letters had been written and sent by Adrian to his parents in Saffron Walden in the 1960s. When his parents died the letters found their way back to Adrian.
Scope and content
Contains 88 letters, postcards and notes from Adrian Smith (1944- ) to his family in Saffron Walden, Essex while he was a student in BIO at UEA from 1963-1966.

There is one 1964 diary which mainly contains figures of expenses.
Also included:
- Agenda and minutes of the Students’ Council (1965-66).
- Constitution of the Students’ Council.
- Students’ Council members.
- Report of the April Council of the National Union of Students meeting at Goldsmith’s
College, London, 1965.
- Minutes of the Students’ Union (1965).
- Report on the Catering Committee.
- Rules and regulations questionnaire.
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