Alan L. Mitchell graduated in 1935. Some of the pictures were taken while he was a student in 1934 and others in 1956 and 1965. He gathered the collection for a presentation he made about Burnley in 1967. And donated it to the Archives in 1990 for the 1991 Centenary.
Box of slides in colour and black and white. Handwritten short history of the Gardens and College and a typed transcript with extra information. Also an extra slide donated in 1997 with accompanying letter and description. Also DVD and printed photograhs added later.
Handwritten description of each slide.
alan l. mitchell, burnley gardens, entrance sign, early uniforms, plant research institute/laboratory, administration building, canteen, hilda kirkhope rockery, garden views, students working outside, t h kneen, luffmann ponds, old nursery, potting sheds, orchard border, rubbish tip, e e pescott