Records of the University of Lancaster

Scope and Content

Minute books: Council, 1964-; Senate, 1964; Court, 1964-,with registers of members of Council and Court and of attendance, and their sub-committees; correspondence files; staff handbooks and calendars; plans and photographs of the estate; official and unofficial staff and student newspapers and publications.

Administrative / Biographical History

The University of Lancaster received its Royal Charter on 14 September 1964

Access Information

Open via appointment with the Institutional Archive. Some information concerning individuals is closed for dated periods.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Printed and handwritten papers and manuscripts; newspapers; photographs; plans.

Conditions Governing Use

Application to the Institutional Archive.


The history of the first ten years of the institution was written by Marion McClintock Quest for Innovation (University of Lancaster, Lancaster, 1974).

Geographical Names