Records of the Cambridge University Liberal Club, 1945 - 1987
Scope and Contents
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.
- 1945 - 1987
- Cambridge University Liberal Club (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The club was a political society founded in 1885 by a group that included Austen Chamberlain (1863-1937, then a student at Trinity College), and Oscar Browning (1837-1923, fellow of King's College). The main activities were the speaker programme (known as Sunday tea meetings) and study groups which produced political research. It also ran speaker's classes and assisted various manifestations of the Liberal party in local and national elections. Social events included dances, sherry parties and the annual ''Green Ribbon Ball''. Previous members include Edwin Samuel Montagu, Bertrand Russell, John Maynard Keynes, Dennis Holme Robertson, Oliver Letwin and Simon Hughes. In 1988 the C.U.L.C. merged with the Cambridge University Social Democrats (founded 1981) to form the Cambridge Student Liberal Democrats. Further information about the activities of the C.S.L.D. can be found on its website: http://www.csld.org.uk/
2 linear metre(s) (2 metres) : paper, photographs
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 22 February 2008. The majority of the material had been deposited by the Cambridge University Liberal Club with the Manuscripts Department on 12 May 1987. SOC.86.1.1-2, SOC.86.3.1-10 and SOC.86.5 were deposited by Peter Anthony Richard Calvert (Queens' College, PhD. 1964) circa March 1989. Both had been given the classmark Ms.Add.8673. Item SOC.86.8 was donated by Victor Stone (Trinity College) to the University Archives on 8 September 2008.
The online catalogue entry was completed in February 2008 and emended September 2008.
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