IALS4:SECRETARY/LIBRARIAN’S BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE FILES, 1947-1975

Extent and form : 2 boxes

Access: 20 years after last date on file; published material open

Administrative history: the IALS premises at 25 Russell Square were opened on 11/6/48.  The Institute later expanded into No. 26 Russell Square, and in 1956 took over additional premises at 1 Woburn Square.  A new filing system (see IALS 5) was instituted for building, works and maintenance files covering the new building at Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, from December 1975.

Scope and content: originally contained in box files marked “Russell Square general repairs, maintenance, building alterations” and “Woburn Square: installation, tenancy”, the files listed below contain the correspondence and papers of K Howard Drake and to a lesser extent of his successors, Steiner and Boxhall.  Correspondence is mostly with the University of London concerning the adaptation, refurbishment and repair of the IALS buildings.  Original file titles are given in inverted commas.  Considerable weeding has been undertaken of some files to remove ephemera and duplicates; where this has occurred files have sometimes been amalgamated. 

Arrangement: is as per original box file

Item list:

Reference Dates Description
IALS/04/01 1947-1958 25 Russell Square: re-organisation, electrical, equipment (files amalgamated).  Includes plans
IALS/04/02 1947-1954 25 Russell Square: Institute extension, adaptation (files amalgamated)
IALS/04/03 1947-1953 "25 Russell Square: furniture"
IALS/04/04 1948-1950 “Finance – 26 Russell Square: capital grant”
IALS/04/05 1951-1954 “26 Russell Square: upper part, file no. 1 University capital grants”
IALS/04/06 1948-1955 “Capital grant – allocation”
IALS/04/07 1957-1965 “25/26 Russell Square: general repairs, building alterations etc”.  Includes plans.  Photographs removed to IALS 12/7
IALS/04/08 1965-1967 “Premises: extension 25/26 Russell Square”
IALS/04/09 1963-1972 “Premises – 28 Russell Square: general”.  Includes plans
IALS/04/10 1964 “Premises – 28 Russell Square: plans and specifications”
IALS/04/11 1964 “Premises – 28 Russell Square: shelving”
IALS/04/12 1963-1964 “Premises – 28 Russell Square: electricity”
IALS/04/13 1970-1975 "Premises- insurance"  (continuation file at IALS 5/18)
IALS/04/14 1971-1973 "Premises- fire regulations"
IALS/04/15 1956-1968 "1 Woburn Square: installation, tenancy etc" (files amalgamated).  Includes plans
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