Records of the Cambridge University Detective Fiction Society, 1989 - 1991
Scope and Contents
Account by George Russell of the foundation of the Cambridge University Detective Fiction Society, suggestions for activities, draft constitution, and e-mail correspondence between founders/early members of the Society (all the foregoing are computer print-outs); notices of meetings; unused membership cards. Except for the e-mail correspondence (30 April - 21 June 1989), dates are inferred or conjectural, but are supported by dated correspondence and by e-mail to archivist from M. A. Wainwright, 2 April 2003.
- 1989 - 1991
- Cambridge University Detective Fiction Society (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The Society was founded in 1989. Its Presidents included George Edward Russell and Mark Andrew Wainwright, both of Trinity College. It later merged with the Literary Society (see SOC.XIII).
16 item(s) (16 items in folder) : paper
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were transferred by Mark Andrew Wainwright, Trinity College, BA 1991, MA 1995, The first accession (2 April 2003) consisted of the newsletters, and the second accession (1 August 2003) comprised the computer print-outs and the membership cards.
The online catalogue was completed in October 2005.
Cambridge University Detective Fiction Society
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