University of Salford Photographic Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains thousands of photographs relating to the history of the institution.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1896 Salford Working Men's College joined forces with the Pendleton Mechanics Institute to form the Salford Technical Institute - which quickly became the Royal Technical Institute, Salford, upon being granted royal assent. A Junior Technical School was established in the Institute in September 1909 and a Junior Art School on similar lines in 1915. In the session 1921-1922 the name of the Institute was changed to the Royal Technical College, Salford, and it remained under the jurisdiction of Salford Local Education Authority until 1941. In November 1956 the College was designated as one of eight Colleges of Advanced Technology set up by the Minister of Education, and in 1967 it became the University of Salford.

Access Information

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Archivist's Note

Description created by Ian Johnston, March 2011.

Corporate Names