Records of Industry Year 1986 in Nottinghamshire, 1985-1986

Scope and Content

The collection contains the papers accumulated by the co-ordinator for Industry Year 1986 inNottinghamshire. The principal series are:

  • Files containing correspondence between Nottinghamshire's county co-ordinator and secretary withlocal firms, employers and employees organisations, local media and schools and colleges, andminutes of Industry Year nationally and in the East Midlands (the files are accompanied by a postregister, MS 504/1/10). 1985-1986 (MS 504/1);
  • Files containing correspondence of The University of Nottingham's industrial liaison officer withreference to Industry Year 1986. 1985-1986 (MS 504/2);
  • Activity check list returns sent to the county co-ordinator by local companies on which theyrecorded the extent of their involvement with and publicity of Industry Year 1986. 1986 (MS504/3);
  • Case files. 1986 (MS 504/4);
  • Executive and general committee minutes of Industry Year 1986 Nottinghamshire. 1986 (MS504/5);
  • Contact directories for Industry Year 1986 Nottinghamshire. 1986 (MS 504/6);
  • Printed items and press releases produced by Industry Year 1986 in Nottinghamshire includingcopies of its newsletters and prospectus. 1986 (MS 504/7);
  • Printed items and press releases produced by Industry Year 1986 nationally. 1986 (MS 504/8);
  • Printed items and press releases produced by other organisations relating to Industry Year 1986.1986 (MS 504/9);
  • Posters, banners, videos, slides, and other visuals advertising Industry Year 1986 nationally.1986 (MS 504/11).

Administrative / Biographical History

Industry Year 1986 was a national initiative established by The Royal Society for theEncouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in London to increase understanding of the role ofindustry and its service to the community. Industry Year activity was divided by regions and then bycounty.

Nottinghamshire's county co-ordinator was Mr Phil Harvey, employed at Plessey Systems in Beeston,Nottinghamshire. General and executive committees were set up to co-ordinate the county's activitiesand within them, working groups investigated relations between schools and industry, rancompetitions and organised conferences. During 1986, the county's industry sector joined with localcolleges and schools in a number of initiatives to help promote industry.

The University of Nottingham was an active partner in the Industry Year campaign. John Webb wasthe University's industrial liaison officer at the time.


The collection has been divided by document type into series and arranged in chronological orderwhere possible.

Access Information

ACCESS: Pending full cataloguing, access is limited andis possible for particular series only to registered readers by advance notice and with assistanceof the archivist.


Other Finding Aids

This interim description is the only finding aid currently available for the collection. Itwill be extended when the series are full catalogued. Copyright in the description belongs to TheUniversity of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies of documents can be supplied for educational use and privatestudy purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

Custodial History

The collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in August1987.

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