File: College: Change of Status

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the establishment of the Manchester College of Science and Technology on 1 August 1956, when Manchester City Council relinquished control of the institution. The file is mainly copies of minutes and papers of the Council's General and Parliamentary Committee (the relinquishment of Council control was enacted through an Act of Parliament) and the Education Committee (the College of Technology Sub-Committee).There is also some discussion of the nomination of city councillors to the MCST's Court of Governors. The file includes a photostatic copy of the agreement formally vesting the College of Technology in the MCST (dated 22 February 1957).