Reference code(s): GB 0214 ECOLLB
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Glamorgan Training College/Glamorgan College of Further Education records
Short Title: Glamorgan Training College/Glamorgan College of Further Education records
Creation date(s): 1914-1980
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: (61 volumes, 235 files, 69 booklets, 50 photographs and various loose papers)
Name of creator(s): Glamorgan Training College; Glamorgan College of Further Education; Polytechnic of Wales
Administrative/Biographical history: The Glamorgan Training College was established by the Glamorgan County Council in 1914 to train women teachers from Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. The catchment area was extended in 1947 to include women from across the country, and from 1962 men were admitted. In 1965 its name was changed to the Glamorgan College of Further Education; ten years later, after local government re-organisation, it was merged with the Glamorgan Polytechnic at Treforest, Pontypridd. The site closed at the end of the summer term in 1981. The association of the college with the University of Wales began in 1924 and was formalised on the establishment of the University Board for Training Colleges in 1929. In 1949 the Board was replaced by the school of education whose governing body was the University Board of Education. The University Faculty of Education consisted of representatives of teaching staff of participating colleges, and there was also a collegiate faculty for those colleges attached to University College, Cardiff. The connection ended when the college became part of the Glamorgan Polytechnic.
Scope and content/abstract: Glamorgan Training College/Glamorgan College of Further Education records comprising of records relating to college government, 1968-1975; college administration and general educational topics, 1917-1976; staff, 1914-1975; finance, 1928-1962; buildings and equipment, c. 1920-1956; relations with the Ministry of Education, 1917-1979; relations with Glamorgan County Council, 1949-1978; relations with the University of Wales, 1948-1978; relations with other bodies, 1916-1975; printed material, 1924-1980; photographs, 1915-1976; student records, 1914-1962; college buildings and equipment, 1932-1961; printed material, 1964-1972
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged under sub-headings chronologically by record series
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and record office policy
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal
Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Records deposited by various bodies including Glamorgan Training College, Glamorgan College of Further Education, Polytechnic of Wales and private individuals, 1953-1987.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW project
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006