AA School Related Sub Committees, 1863-1969

Scope and Content

Comprises of the minutes of the sub committees of Council relating to the governance and operation of the AA School, 1863-1969

Administrative / Biographical History

The AA's 1851 Rules of Association permit the formation of classes by members desirous of associating together for the study of specific subjects -allowing classes to frame their own laws and regulations, subject to the sanction of theAA Committee. Prior to the founding of the Day School in 1901, the principal classes included two Design Classes, classes of Construction and Practice and classes for the Study of Ornament and Color Decoration. Each class had its own officers, consisting of a President, Vice-President, and two Honorary Secretaries. It appears that meetings held by officers of some classes were minuted, surviving examples being the minute books of the Voluntary Architectural Examination Class, 1863-65 and the Class for the Study of Architectural Science, 1874-80. By the 1890s, when the AA was undertaking a systematic reform of its educational system, an Education Sub Committee of the AA Council was set up to oversee the classes. In 1909, several years after the establishment of the Day School, the Education Sub Committee was replaced by the School Committee, which proceeded to act as the principal sub-committee of Council concerned with the organisation and pedagogical direction of the AA School.


Arranged into eight sub sub-series comprising of material from AA School related sub committees.


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