University of Manchester/UMIST Hiking Clubs Archives

  • Reference
      GB 133 UHC
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.3 li.m.
  • Location
      Collection available at University Archive and Records Centre, main University Library.

Scope and Content

The archive currently comprises the records of the UMIST Hiking Club's records only. It is expected that the records of the University of Manchester Hiking Club will be deposited at a future date. Constitutionally, the clubs were separate entities until 2004. The UMIST Club's comprise minutes (UHC/1/1), membership records (UHC/1/2), reports of Club activities (UHC/1/3), administrative files (UHC/1/4) and syllabi (UHC/1/5).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Club appears to have been established in the late 1940s or early 1950s, and had an association with the College of Domestic Economy (later known as Elizabeth Gaskell College), which was located in Hathersage Road, Manchester. From 1976 to 1984, its official title was "The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the City of Manchester College of Higher Education Union joint hiking and hostelling club"; it sometimes used the acronym TCHHC (i.e. Tech and College Hiking and Hostelling Club"). The City of Manchester College of Higher Education (Comanche) had been set up in 1976 as a unified teacher training college by Manchester city council, and was based at the former College of Domestic Economy.

In 1983/4, the College of Higher Education became part of Manchester Polytechnic, and it appears its students then left the Club. From 1984 to 1990, the Club was known as the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology Camping, Hiking and Hostelling Club, and so was able to retain its existing acronym (TCHHC). In 1990 the Club was renamed the "UMIST Hiking Club, and there was a further change of name in 1998 when it became the UMIST Hiking and Mountaineering Club. The Club promoted interest in hiking and arranged regular meetings and events in the North West and beyond. The Club also played an important part in organising the annual Bogle Stroll. The Club was part of the UMIST Students Union.

The University of Manchester Hiking Society was descended from the University of Manchester Walking Club, set u p in 1935. this was later discontinued, but a Hiking Society was reconstituted in the early 1960s. The Hiking Society and UMISYT Hiking Club merged in 2004 on the creation of the new University of Manchester.

Access Information

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

The collection includes material which is subject to the Data Protection Act 2018. Under the Act 2018 (DPA), The University of Manchester Library (UML) holds the right to process personal data for archiving and research purposes. In accordance with the DPA, UML has made every attempt to ensure that all personal and sensitive personal data has been processed fairly, lawfully and accurately. Users of the archive are expected to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018, and will be required to sign a form acknowledging that they will abide by the requirements of the Act in any further processing of the material by themselves.

Open parts of this collection, and the catalogue descriptions, may contain personal data about living individuals. Some items in this collection may be closed to public inspection in line with the requirements of the DPA. Restrictions/closures of specific items will be indicated in the catalogue.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the University of Manchester Hiking Club in 2015.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

A number of items within the archive remain within copyright under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; it is the responsibility of users to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study.

Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.


Further accruals expected: University of Manchester Hiking Club.

Related Material

The University Archives has custody of the UMIST students union archive TSU.

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