Records of the Cambridge University Labour Club, 1920 - 1958
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.
- 1920 - 1958
- Cambridge University Labour Club (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
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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 http://cambridgeuniversitylabour.co.uk/Cambridge_Universities_Labour_Club/CULC.html.
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.
The online catalogue entry was completed in June 2008 and emended in July 2016.
DateText: 1920-8, 1956-8.
Cambridge University Labour Club
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