Photographs, press-cuttings and other materials relating to the construction, topping-out and opening of the University of Leeds South Library, including Harold Macmillan's notes for his speech at the opening ceremony, and materials relating to the conferment of an honorary degree on Harold Macmillan

Scope and Content

Includes speech notes, invitation to, and order of proceedings at the honorary degree ceremony

Administrative / Biographical History

The University of Leeds South Library was opened in 1975 and contained the main science and applied science collections, and the Undergradute Library. Following the death in office in 1981, of the Vice-Chancellor, Lord Boyle of Handsworth, the building was renamed the Edward Boyle Library in his honour

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gifts of Harold Macmillan, Shepherd Building Group Ltd.,and the University Information Office, 1976


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 117

Additional Information

The South Library was the original name of the Edward Boyle Library