Archive of the University of Manchester Faculty of Science comprises primarily the minutes of the main Faculty committees. The most significant committee was the Faculty Board, whose minutes are present from 1903 to 2000 (FSC/1). Also present are minutes of the committee on M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees (FSC/2), which oversaw science research degrees, with the exception of the Ph.D. Other records relate to committees established in the 1980s and 1990s to oversee teaching, research, strategy and financial planning. These include: the Academic Planning Committee (FSC/3), the Research and Graduate Committee (FSC/5) and the Policy, Planning and Resource Committee (FSC/4) which replaced the Faculty Sub-Development Committee in 2000, the Undergraduate Committee (FSC/7), which dealt with individual cases of academic performance, the Statt-Student Committee (FSC/8), Computer Users Committee (FSC/10), and the Interim Faculty Team (FSC/9), which oversaw the transition to the new Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences in 2003-4. Also present are minutes of the Faculty Library Committee. FSC/11 comprises examiners reports for the D.Sc. degree, and include reports on the work of some well-known scientific figures such as Rudolf Peierls, James Partington, Norman Haworth, Willis Jackson, Ernest MArsden, Thomas Royds, Cyril Long, Ewart Jones, Susan Isaacs and Henry Wright baker.
Overall, the archive is important for the study of science subjects at the University, particularly where these relate to significant changes in curriculum and degree regulations. It supplements information on teaching and research to be found in related collections within the University Archives, particularly departmental archives, Vice-chancellor's archive and Senate minutes.
The Faculty archive also includes including submission correspondence and examiner's reports for the D.Sc. degree; records dating to 1940 are open for public consultation, but others may be restricted.