AUT Central Branch Correspondence

Scope and Content

General file originally entitled General Correspondence AUT Central Branch 1920-1935 . Presumed compiled by the branch secretary, containing correspondence and circulars, mainly from the central branch of the AUT but with some from other bodies. Also includes some copy correspondence sent by the Manchester branch of the Association.

File relates to a variety of matters, including resolutions passed at meetings of the central Council and central Executive Committee, salaries and grading schemes, funding, membership matters such as subscription, concessions and insurance, along with the proposed foundation of a legal fund for members in the 1930s and queries regarding the proposed free education of the children of members of university staff. Questions regarding the employment of married women are also raised; see in particular correspondence and memoranda dated 1933. Correspondence and circulars dated 1933 and 1934 relate to proposals for an international university association, to concerns regarding the conditions at German universities, to a proposed tour of Swiss universties, and also list members attending the first International University Conference at Oxford on 29 June 1934 - 2 July 1934.

Part of the file is indexed. Correspondence is indexed by subject, eg income tax, and then allotted its own individual number. Numbers range from 1-55.