Cuttings of news stories primarily relating to UMIST and its predecessor bodies. The cuttings books comprise a useful source of information about major events and activities at the institution, including building openings and degree ceremonies, appointments of staff, staff obituaries, and feature articles about research work, student life and related subjects. Nearly all of the material is sourced from newspapers rather than magazines, and from non-University publications, mainly local newspapers, such as the Manchester Guardian, Manchester Evening News and Manchester Evening Chronicle.
As well as being a valuable source of information about the institution's activities and personalities, the cuttings collection can provide interesting information about how the UMIST was reported in the local and national press over time.
/1 June 1906-January 1907 (includes more general articles on education)
/2 May-June 1920; November 1951-Janaury 1967 (plus a loose envelope of cuttings on student unrest, 1968.
/3 April 1926-September 1935 (damaged)
/4 September 1935-January 1949 (damaged)
/5 May 1949-November 1960
/6 November 1960-May 1970 (damaged)
/7 May 1971-February 1973
/8 1945-1957 (advertisements only - staff, courses etc.).
/9 January 1958-September 1961 (advertisements only - staff, courses etc.).