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Archive of Maggie Davis relating to the Grove Road Housing Scheme

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Name of Creator

Maggie Davis, disability activist

Date of Creation


Extent of the Unit of Description

4 lever arch folders, 1 ring binder file, 1 manila folder, 5 boxes of slides

Level of description



The collection contains correspondence, documentation, a slide collection, and design sketches relating to the design, building and tenancy of the Grove Road Housing scheme at Sutton-in-Ashfield. The slide collection includes images of the interior and exterior of the building including design features and facilities, with some documents in the collection that provide information about the slides. The collection includes correspondence with the architect relating to the plans, design and fixtures and fittings; correspondence with the Housing Association about finding suitable tenants for the scheme; papers relating to the marketing of the scheme; papers relating to the original design concept and the ideas behind the development of the scheme; application forms and correspondence with potential tenants; personal correspondence relating to Maggie's life and accident leading to her disability; papers relating to independent living and experiences of residential care; papers relating to the payment of rates and rents; drawings of the flats and features such as the sinks; a brochure about the design award for Highly Commended won by the scheme design; and information about similar schemes in the UK.

System of Arrangement

The collection is arranged as it was received by the cataloguer, which is the same as it was kept by the creators, Maggie and Ken Davis. The collection consists of 4 lever arch files, 1 ring binder, and 1 manilla folder, covering various aspects of the development, and 5 boxes of slides.

Archival History

The collection was created and stored by Maggie and Ken Davis at their home, and covers the time period between 1968 to 1987. Maggie Davis transferred the collection to Accentuate UK in June 2016 for cataloguing as part of the History of Place project. Maggie Davis asked Accentuate UK to find a suitable archive repository to receive the collection in the long term.

Immediate Source of Acqusition

Acquired from Maggie Davis in June 2016

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