University of Manchester Architecture & Planning Students Society Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Extant records of the University of Manchester Architecture and Planning Students Society, which was active from 1953 to the mid-1960s.

The records comprise one minute book, covering 1957-63, and what appears to be a complete set of the Society's journal, 244.

Administrative / Biographical History

The University of Manchester Architecture and (Town) Planning Students Society was established in 1953. Its declared aims were:

"To further and promote the activities of and provide facilities for the students of the Manchester University Schools of Architecture and Town Planning."

Membership was open to students of these subjects at the University, The Society was headed by an executive committee, composed of the president, secretary and treasurer plus six other members. The Society held regular meetings and social events, and published a magazine 244. Its symbol was an acanthus leaf.

The Society appears to have been defunct by the mid-1960s. In 1967, a new society, the Manchester University Student Architects Group had been established, with largely the same remit as the Society.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

The collection includes material which is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. Under Section 33 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), The John Rylands University Library (JRUL) holds the right to process personal data for research purposes. The Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2000 enables the JRUL to process sensitive personal data for research purposes. In accordance with the DPA, the JRUL 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 1998, 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.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the School of Architecture in 2007.

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 University Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

Related Material

File on the Society in the Vice-Chancellor's Student Societies files, VSS/1/15.

The University Archives also has custody of the School of Architecture's archive DAR, which includes material of related interest. JRUL has custody of the archive of the main professional body for architects in the Manchester area, the Manchester Society of Architects (MSA).