London University Transport Studies Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of records created by the Society, documenting the financial, administrative and educational activities.

Administrative / Biographical History

The London University Transport Studies Society existed from 1962 to 1999. The Society came into existence when the Transport Act of 1962 dismembered the British Transport Commission empire denationalising and deregulating large areas of transport. Founded in 1962 by students, lecturers and organisers of University College London Certificate Course in Transport Studies the Society recorded changes in transport over a 37 year period. Meetings, visits and seminars were conducted to complement and support the Certificate and Diploma in Transport Studies at the University of London. The Society sought and provided ongoing educational opportunities to those interested in transport and provided a forum for social contact. The first meeting was held on 19th September 1962 attended by committee members with annual subscriptions of 7 shillings and 6 pence agreed upon. A circular letter was forwarded to prospective members announcing the formation of the society and enlisting support. In 1964 the Society obtained recognition from and became a branch of the University of London Extension Association paying 2 shillings and 6 pence from membership fees to the Association. The end of the Certificate and Diploma Studies Courses in Transport Studies in 1997 and 1999 respectively created a decrease in membership forcing the Society's closure

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research. Copying may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests. University of London Library Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts; Manuscripts Location List

Acquisition Information

Accession number 2001-05 donated by Barry le Jeune.

Other Finding Aids

Collection Level Description. Handlist. This collection has been fully listed and is included in the ULRLS on-line catalogue, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/default.aspx.

Archivist's Note

Separated Material

Theses produced by students for the Diploma in Transport Studies covering a range of contemporary transport subjects are held at Faculty of Continuing Education at Birkbeck College, 26 Russell Square, London.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.