Cambridge University Spanish Society and Hispanic Society: Correspondence and papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two folders relating respectively to Cambridge University Spanish Society, c. 1962-1970, and Cambridge University Hispanic Society, c. 1971-1975, with a degree of overlap between the two. The largest part of the collection is correspondence, but there are also membership lists, term programmes, newscuttings, notes and a few financial records. Some of the items are in Spanish; the rest of the material is in English.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cambridge University Spanish Society was a student body catering for those interested in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American culture, politics and society. Its patron was the Queen of Spain. Until 1924 the organisation was known as the Anglo-Spanish Society. Today it is called the Cambridge University Hispanic Society, and arranges lectures, talks, recitals, film nights, productions of plays and other events.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Cambridge University Hispanic Society, 1980.

Other Finding Aids

None.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds other papers of the society, MS.Add.7978.

Geographical Names