Records of the Whitworth Art Gallery

Scope and Content

Records generated post 1958, when the University of Manchester took over the ownership and management of the Gallery and when structures were changed. This is comprised of nine series reflecting record types and themes. As opposed to the volumes found in WAG/1, the records in WAG/2 are mainly loose and sometimes files of mixed records (for example, minutes mixed with agenda and reports). This has made categorising records into series and sub series more problematic. The integrity of files has been maintained and have been placed into series according to the majority record type in a file. Additionally, these records are by no means comprehensive, with gaps in the records and limited dates of coverage.