Aberdeen University Students, 1860-1920



The purpose of this study was the construction and analysis of a database of the records relating to students who attended the University of Aberdeen from 1860 to 1920, in order to create a comprehensive textual dossier of information about individual students which could be accessed easily by the University Archivist in answering frequent enquiries about past students; to facilitate the researches of scholars preparing publications on different aspects of University life for the institution's quincentenary in 1995; to demonstrate trends in the geographical and social mobility of the student population, as well as the impact on academic life of major changes in the curriculum. Media of Output - On line.
Date made available20 Mar 1996
PublisherUK Data Service
Temporal coverage1860 - 1920
Date of data production1988 - 1992
Geographical coverageScotland, Aberdeen

Funder and Grant Reference number

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • RG00232383;R000232458

Research Output

  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Article

The challenges and rewards of databases : Aberdeen University students, 1860-c.1880

Harper, M-A. D., 1992, Scottish universities : distinctiveness and diversity . Carter, J. & Withrington, D. (eds.). Edinburgh: John Donald, p. 147 155 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Cite this

Harper, M. D. (Creator), Payne, P. L. (Creator) (20 Mar 1996). Aberdeen University Students, 1860-1920. UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3275-1