Records of Yorkshire Adult School Union of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of Executive and Finance Committee, and yearly and half-yearly Council meetings, 1922-1983 (9 vols.&1 bundle) [TT 60.3, 60.5-13]; Circular letters, 1972-1973 (1 bundle) [TT 60.20]; Papers, including correspondence, accounts and ts. 'History of the Adult School Movement', 1947-1988 (1 bundle) [TT 60.21]

Administrative / Biographical History

The Yorkshire Adult School Union was formed in 1906. It was a non-denominational body which broke the formal ties between the Society of Friends and the Adult School movement. Large numbers of Friends remained involved in the movement in a personal capacity.


The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Carlton Hill Meeting House

Access Information

The conditions of deposit include a clause requiring written prior permission from a Friend Custodian for access to consult current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old

Acquisition Information

The collection of archives of the Society of Friends formerly held at the Friends Meeting House at Carlton Hill, Leeds


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 99, "Inventory of the records of Brighouse, Knaresborough, Leeds, and Settle Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends Meeting house, Carlton Hill, Leeds", 2nd edition, 1997

Conditions Governing Use

As with access, the photocopying of current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old requires the permission of a Friend Custodian

Related Material

Related material in Leeds University Library: Records of individual Adult Schools, and Leeds and District Adult School Sub Union. Related material in other repositories: Other records of Yorkshire Adult School Union, Huddersfield University Library. Records of York District Adult School Union, York City Archives

Additional Information

The records are deposited and remain the property of the Society of Friends