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Gohl, Douglas A., c 1933-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: c 1933-

Biography

Douglas Gohl, the son of a works engineer in Hull, read Economics at Caius College from 1951 to 1954, and was chairman of the University Labour Club in 1953. In order to gather recollections and documentary material about the history of the Club (which was founded in 1920, amalgamated with the Socialist Club during the 1930s, and re-emerged as a separate body in 1945/46), Gohl wrote to former officers and other stalwarts of the Club, several of whom had since entered national politics. In addition to their replies, the collection includes Gohl’s carbon copies of his enquiries, and a menu for the Club’s annual dinner in November 1953.

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 Fonds

Douglas Gohl: Correspondence on Cambridge University Labour Club history

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9741
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of D.A. Gohl concerning the history of Cambridge University Labour Club 1953-54. Gohl wrote to former officers and other stalwarts of the Club, several of whom had since entered national politics. In addition to their replies, the collection includes Gohl's carbon copies of his enquiries, and a menu for the Club's annual dinner in November 1953.

The first minute book of the Club (1920-28) is in Cambridge University Archives (SOC.101).

Dates: 1953-1954
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