Friends of Birkbeck

Scope and Content

  • Friends of Birkbeck Minute Book (18 May 1931-7 July 1979)
  • Friends of Birkbeck Trust Minute Book (21 April 1982-29 October 1990)

These minute books contain some personal information about members of the Friends, for example home addresses, so pages may be subject to restriction under the Data Protection Act.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Friends' Society was founded in 1924 under the presidency of former student Ramsay McDonald MP. It's purpose was to raise funds to assist the College with extraordinary expenditure. Membership was open to all who paid a subscription.

The Friends of Birkbeck Trust was formed on 21 April 1982.



Access Information

Open for Consultation subject to restrictions under the Data Protection Act. Records containing personal information about individuals are closed for 75 years from the date of the record.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material must be sought in advance from Birkbeck and, where appropriate, the copyright holder. Please email Emma Illingworth at Birkbeck Library in the first instance.