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Records of the Cambridge University Jazz Club, 1940 - 1979

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.77

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Biographical / Historical

It is not known at what date the Cambridge University Jazz Club was formed but it was certainly in existence by 1940. It was a student body intended ''to further the appreciation of jazz, and to give amateur musicians the opportunity to play together in public''. The society held weekly meetings and organised Jazz sessions. The club wound itself up in 1977.


1 volume(s) (1 volume) : paper

2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 12 November 2007. They had been deposited on indefinite loan by Dr P. Gaskell, Trinity College, Cambridge, with the Manuscripts Department on 15 June 1983 and had been give the classmark Ms.Add.8384.

Related Materials

Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers 2nd series, Societies 61).


The online catalogue entry was completed in December 2007.


Cambridge University Jazz Club

Finding aid date

2007-11-08 10:53:04+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom