Scope and Content

Contains: Agenda of Annual General Meeting 30 May 1942; annual reports 1936-1983; publications of the Sheffield and Peak District Branch 1931-1978; pamphlets and leaflets in support of campaigns 1950-1960's; national CPRE publications entitled My Case for Preservation by Gerald Haythornthwaite 1967 and pamphlet on planning 1930's; article - Roads supplement to the Architectural Review, April 1937; publication A Motorway in a National Park (Voluntary Joint Committee for the Peak National Park) 1970's; poster - Respect the Life of the Countryside National Parks Commission 1959; Poster - Respect for the Countryside. Sheffield and District Ramblers Federation c 1936; display panels and papers concerning 'Save the Countryside' exhibition mounted at Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield, 1937; posters for public lecture, 'Need the Countryside be destroyed' and 'The Preservation of our Countryside& 1936; photographs of Hanging Fell 1930's, wardens on Longshaw 1937 and unidentified outdoor meeting n.d.; samples of stationary; papers concerning Landscape Survey 1942-1943; press cutting 'National Parks' The Times 14 Februray 1948; circular letter entitled 'The CPRE in Wartime' 1939; leaflet entitled 'trees to commemorate the coronation' 1953

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society was founded as the Sheffield Association for the Protection of Local Scenery in 1924, and became the area representative for the Council for the Preservation of Rural England in 1927


B Administrative Records

B II Annual General Meetings

C Publications and Publicity Material

CI Annual Reports

CII Publications of the Sheffield and Peak District Branch

CIII Pamphlets and leaflets in support of campaigns

CIV National CPRE Publications

CVI Other publications

CVII Posters

CVIII Exhibition Material

D Social and personal Material

E Miscellaneous

Access Information

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Accession number DX43


Compiled by Caroline Gould, 19 December 2002

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A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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Geographical Names