Archive of the Manchester Technology Association, the alumni group of UMIST, active between 1964-1986, its predecessor body, the Manchester Technology Old Students Association, active from 1925-1964, and the successor body, the UMIST Association, 1987-2004.
The archive contains one minute book of the MTA Council (MTA/2) and a number of annual reports and yearbooks (MTA/1); the latter dating from 1928 to 1986 (incomplete). It includes some files of a former MTA secretary which relate to its policies, history, and constitution (MTA/4). Also present are the minutes of the Policy Committee of the UMIST Association from foundation in 1987 to 1999 (MTA/6). MTA/7 consists of the incomplete minutes of the MTOSA Council covering 1925-1940. There is also some miscellaneous material (MTA/8)
This archive contains a history of the MTA and its development (see the Diamond Jubilee yearbook). It may be of interest to those studying the evolution and activities of alumni associations at Manchester and beyond. It also gives an insight into how such associations responded to the changing conditions of 1980s, as fund-raising became a more important aspect of alumni relations.