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Records of the Cambridge University Labour Club, 1920 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.101

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: 1920 - 1958


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

The Cambridge University Labour Club was founded in 1920 ''to co-ordinate the efforts and thoughts of all those who are interested in the aims and objects of the National Labour Party''. It absorbed the earlier Cambridge University Socialist Society which continued to operate within it as a study group (see SOC.47.2.2 meeting 279). The club's primary activity was the organisation of a speaker programme. The website of a Cambridge University Labour Club (active at 2016) is to be found at


5 envelope(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

SOC 101.2 was transferred to the University Archives from the Manuscripts Department on 9 June 2008. It had been presented by Cambridge University Labour Club to the Manuscripts Department on 8 July 1954 and had been given the classmark Ms.Add.7456. The item is marked ''Volume 6'' presumably because it shares its provenance with the five earlier volumes in SOC.47. SOC.101.1, 3-5 were presented to the University Archives by the CU Labour Club on 21 June 2016. This material had been assembled by John Thornton (Emmanuel College) - BA 1959, MA 1963, Vice-Chairman Easter term 1958, Editor of Cambridge Forward issues Mar. and May 1958 - and given to the Club by his daughter, Dr R. Thornton.

Related Materials

See also items originating from the Cambridge Fabian Society at SOC.44, the Cambridge University Socialist Society at SOC.47 and the Cambridge University Constituency Labour Party at Ms.Add.8881. Additionally in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library, there are printed records (classmark: Cambridge Papers J 5082) and various other C.U.L.C. periodicals under an assortment of Cam. Classmarks.


The online catalogue entry was completed in June 2008 and emended in July 2016.

Date information

DateText: 1920-8, 1956-8.


Cambridge University Labour Club

Finding aid date

2016-07-05 16:40:41+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom