Includes minutes of meetings, rule books, year books, circulars, general history and material relating to individual members of the Association.
Salford Technical and Engineering Association
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- ReferenceGB 427 STE
- Dates of Creation1890s-1970s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description6.25 linear feet
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Association was founded by a number of young Salford men who, in 1891, in the absence of free technical education, prevailed upon a local science teacher, John Morris, to teach them science in his spare time. Mr Morris readily agreed, and from this liaison the Salford Science Students' Association was formed. When Salford Royal Technical Institute opened, John Morris was appointed head of the department of mechanical engineering, and the Association held its meetings in the building until 1966. By 1909 the Association had extended its scope and included graduates and professional engineers among its members. It was therefore felt appropriate to change the title to the Salford Technical and Engineering Association.
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Description created by Ian Johnston, May 2007, revised September 2011.