University of Manchester Prospectuses Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of prospectuses issued by the University of Manchester. Until the 1970s, prospectuses were issued separately by individual faculties, with only limited information being made available in the general prospectus. In addition, prospectuses were occasionally issued for certain departments and some special courses. Until the 1980s, most prospectuses contained mainly factual information about courses and facilities, but thereafter they provided a wider range of information as part of student recruitment.

The collection comprises the following prospectuses:

  • Consolidated i.e. all prospectuses: 1940/1, 1941/2, 1945/6, 1948/9, 1952/3, 1955/56-1959/60, 1964/5-1979/80, 1982/3-1992/3.
  • General: 1910/11, 1921/22, 1923/24-1931/32, 1933/34-1938/39, 1976-77, 1983, 1984,1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 , 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005.
  • Faculty of Arts: 1915/16, 1916/17, 1921/22-1976/77, 1992/93, 1994/95
  • Faculty of Arts prescribed courses and books: 1960/62, 1961/63, 1973/74, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1978/79, 1980/81.
  • Faculty of Arts graduate studies prospectus: 1976 , 1977, 1995.
  • Faculty of Economic and Social Studies: 1921/22, 1923/24-1931/32, 1933/34-1938/39, 1955/56-1959/60, 1981/82, 1994/95.
  • Faculty of Education: 1914/15, 1921/22-1927/28, 1929/30-1960/1, 1965-66-1984/85, 1988/89, 1991/92, 1994/95, 1998/99.
  • Faculty of Law: 1910/11, 1914/15, 1921/22-1923/24, 1925/26-1938/39, 1955/56-1959/60, 1981/82.
  • Faculty of Medicine: 1874/75, 1877/78, 1879/80, 1880/81-1888/89, 1890/91-1893/94, 1896/97-1898/99, 1908/09, 1910/11, 1912/13-1915/16, 1921/22-1963/64, 1965/66-1971/72 1977/78, 1980/81, 1981-/82.
  • Faculty of Medicine postgraduate: 1927/28-1932/33, 1934/35, 1946/47, 1953/54, 1958/59, 1967/68-1973/74.
  • Faculty of Music: 1910/11, 1914/15, 1922/3, 1923/24, 1925/26, 1927/28, 1929/30-1934/35, 1936/37-1938/39, 1955/56-1959/60, 1981-82.
  • Faculty of Science: 1921/22, 1923/24-1926/27, 1929/30, 1930/31, 1933/34-1941/42, 1944/45, 1945/46, 1947/48-1957/58,1959/60-1966/67, 1968/69, 1970/71-1999/2000.
  • Faculty of Theology:1910/11, 1914/15, 1921/22-1938/39, 1955/56-1959/60, 1992/93, 1993/94.
  • School of Architecture: 1910/11 1914/15, 1922/23-1946/47, 1956/7-1960/1, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1966/67-1981/82.
  • Dental School: 1910/11, 1914/15, 1921/22-1938/39, 1941/42, 1946/47, 1953/54-1959/60, 1967/68-1978/79, 1980/81-1995/96.
  • Department of Town and Country Planning: 1956/7-1959/60, 1962/63-1983/84 [not 1971/2].
  • Department of Education of the Deaf: 1921/22, 1925/26, 1934/35, 1937/38, 1955/6-1959/60, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1971/72-1974/75, 1980/81, 1981/82.
  • Department of Geology and Mining: 1910/11, 1914/15.
  • Department of Agriculture: 1910/11, 1914/15.
  • Pharmaceutical Department: 1910/11, 1914/15, 1923/24, 1925/26-1938/39.
  • Department of Geography: 1923/24, 1924/25.
  • Department of Public Health and Veterinary State Medicine: 1910/11, 1914/15, 1921/22, 1924/25, 1926/27, 1928/29 ,1929/30, 1931/32, 1934/35, 1935/36, 1937/38.
  • Courses in Social Work/Social Study: 1914/15, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1935, 1937, 1938.
  • Advanced Studies (postgraduate): 1910/11, 1919/20.

Administrative / Biographical History

See Scope and Content Note.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies of material in the archive can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

A number of items within the archive remain within copyright under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; it is the responsibility of users to obtain the copyright holder's permission for reproduction of copyright material for purposes other than research or private study.

Prior written permission must be obtained from the Library for publication or reproduction of any material within the archive. Please contact the Head of Special Collections, John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH.

Accruals

Accruals likely.

Related Material

Information on courses for the pre-1914 period can also be found in the calendars of Owens College (OCA/4) and the University of Manchester (UOP/1). Alternative prospectuses produced from 1974 by the Students Union can be found in the Union's archive (SUA/4/8).

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