Hulme Study

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The Study contains reports, surveys, correspondence, newpaper articles and minutes which cover the following topics (1) initial feasibilities studies: these examine the economic, social and housing conditions in Hulme (2) stages of redevelopment (3) consultancy: including tender proposals and architectural assessments and (4) publicity. It also includes material produced by Hulme City Challenge which was formed in 1990 to implement proposals set out by the study.

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection belonged to Valerie Karn who was a Professor of Housing Studies at the University of Manchester. When the Centre opened in 1999 Valerie donated a portion of this collection to be archived. The remainder of the material was donated to the Centre when Valerie died later in the same year.

The Hulme Study was undertaken from 1987 to 1990 to formulate proposals with a view to improving the environmental, commercial, employment and social conditions in Hulme and the Moss Side District Centre. The study was managed by a Supervisory Group which consisted of a partnership between the City Council, Hulme Tenants and the Department of the Environment. Valerie Karn was appointed as an independent chair to the group.

Conditions Governing Access

24 hours notice is required to view this collection. Material will then be accessible through Manchester Central Library Search Room.

Other Finding Aids

Box Lists available for consultation

Conditions Governing Use

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Related Material

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre Local Studies, Housing section. Manchester Central Library, Special Collection and Manchester Collection.

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