Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)US34
TitleUniversity of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Jacob Glyndwr Picton
Extent31 cartons
DescriptionPapers relating to his involvement with the National Health Service as a member of various committees and boards, 1953-1982; industrial relations and Picton's involvement with Wage Councils, 1955-1982; Picton's service as chairman and member of the West Midland Rent Assessment Panel, 1967-1979.
ArrangementThe collection is arranged by the categories described above.
Access ConditionsOpen. Access to all registered researchers.
Finding AidsA very basic summary paper catalogue to is available in the Special Collections Department and at the National Register of Archives in London.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryJacob Glyndwr Picton was born on 28 February 1912 in Aberdare. He studied at the University of Birmingham and was awarded a B.Com Commerce degree in 1932 and a M. Com in 1922. He then worked at Chance Brothers in Smethwick before returning to the University of Birmingham as senior lecturer in industrial economics. During this time he served on a number of government industrial bodies. He became a member of the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board in 1958, and was Vice-Chairman of the West Midlands Regional Health Authority 1972 to 1984. He died in 1998

Reference: Finding aid to the Picton Papers; Birmingham Evening Mail obituary 5 October 1998

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).
AcquisitionThis collection was donated to University of Birmingham Library by Picton in 1978 and 1982.
Related MaterialUniversity of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the archives of the University of Birmingham and archives of other former staff, officials and students.