Finding Aid for the Collection of Material on Roof Climbing Around Cambridge University, ca. 1900-1986

Processed by Simon Elliott; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Collection of Material on Roof Climbing Around Cambridge University, ca. 1900-1986

Collection number: 1219

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Simon Elliott, April 2003
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Material on Roof Climbing Around Cambridge University,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1986
Collection number: 1219
Extent: 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Robert Yost is a professor emeritus in the Philosophy Department at the University of California Los Angeles. He describes his collection as being due to a bizarre interest and that he has been fascinated unaccountably in the subject for many years. The collection contains probably the five most important texts on roof climbing and a small amount of correspondence related to this topic.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Yost, 2002.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Material on Roof Climbing Around Cambridge University (Collection 1219). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Robert Yost is a professor emeritus in the Philosophy Department at the University of California Los Angeles, specializing in metaphysics, epistemology and the history of philosophy. He describes his collection as being due to a bizarre interest and that he has been fascinated unaccountably in the subject for many years.

Scope and Content

This small collection contains probably the five most important texts on the subject; it also contains a small amount of correspondence related to this topic.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Roofs--England--Cambridge--Climbing--Archival resources.
Yost, R.M.--collector.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Wall and roof climbing by author of The roof-climber's guide to Trinity. Eton College: Spottiswoode and Company Limited. 1903.

Physical Description: (Photocopy).
Box 1, Folder 2

Climbing in Cambridge in Oxford and Cambridge mountaineering. 1921.

Physical Description: pp.84-89 (Photocopy).
Box 1, Folder 3

A novel climb in Cambridge by Nocturne. n.d.

Physical Description: (Photocopy).
Box 1, Folder 4

Alpine sports in Cambridge. 5 parts in successive issues of The Cambridge review. April 25-May 24, 1924.

Physical Description: 2 copies (Photocopy).
Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence about roof climbing. 1928, 1957, 1976 & 1982.

Box 1, Folder 6

Roof climber's guide to Trinity [by Geoffrey Winthrop Young]. Cambridge: W.P. Spaulding. 1900(?).

Physical Description: (Photocopy).
Box 1, Folder 7

The roof climber's guide to St. John's. Cambridge: Metcalfe and Company. 1921.

Box 1, Folder 8

Newspaper clipping on King's College Chapel climb and magazine clipping on climbing in Yosemite. June 8, 1965 & September 1986.

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence between Robert Yost and Jack Longland. 1986.

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence between Robert Yost and others. 1985-1986.

Scope and Content Note

re roof climbing in Cambridge.
Box 1, Folder 11

Obituaries for George Winthrop Young. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

The night climbers of Cambridge by Whipplesnaith [Noel Howard Symington?]. London: Chatto and Windus. 1937.

Box 1, Folder 13

Cambridge nightclimbing by Hederatus. London: Chatto & Windus. 1970.