St. Andrew's Society Archive

Scope and Content

This collection contains the minute books charting the history and decision making process of the committee of the Huddersfield St. Andrew's Society. The minute books contain newspaper clippings, and copies of the annual dinner tickets and menu cards (loose). Correspondence about the movement and death of members are also enclosed, and annual reports. It also contains subscription and dinner chit books, a copy of the society rules, agendas for later meetings and some publicity material in the form of newspaper articles reprints and cuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

The St. Andrew's Society was founded in Huddersfield on 20th October 1884 in order that those of Scottish birth could organise an annual St Andrew's night dinner and promote union and friendship amongst their fellow ex-pats. A committee was established and met regularly to organise the annual dinner, arrange for lectures and social evenings based around Scottish subjects and traditionally Scottish forms of entertainment. There was a Ladies chapter, and the society also undertook fundraising and philanthropic work for local charities.

Access Information

Original available for consultation by appointment

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some minute book require access support and conservation work.

Custodial History

Deposited with the university 04th May 2005