Records of the York & District Adult Schools and Social Clubs Limited

Scope and Content

Collection contains a trustees minute book, teachers register general ledger and photograph album.

Administrative / Biographical History

The first adult schools were set up by Quakers, with members of the Rowntree family being part of the committee until the late 1960s. Early schools date back to the late 19th century with the York and District Adult School Union first being formed in 1903. They began by establishing schools in some of the newer housing areas of the city and so the number of adult schools rose from 4 to 13 and the number of pupils from 729 to 2648.

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Francesca Taylor, Community Collections Assistant, May 2015.

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