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Records of Cambridge University Youth Hostels Association Group, 1947 - 1988

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.107

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: 1947 - 1988


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 group dated its formal establishment from 1937 but as early as 1934 enthusiasts for outdoor activities, especially hiking and overnight stays in Youth Hostels, were organising local expeditions. C.U.Y.H.A. members also cycled, punted, canoed and held social events. The group celebrated its golden jubilee in 1987 but appears to have gone out of existence in the 1990s.


0.5 linear metre(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were deposited anonymously on 19 June 2008.

Related Materials

Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmarks: Cambridge Papers J 8940 and Cambridge Papers 2nd series, Societies 109).

Related Materials

The records of the Cambridge University Rambling Club, an off-shoot of the C.U.Y.H.A., are catalogued as UA SOC.88.


The online catalogue was completed in August 2009.

Date information

DateText: bulk 1965-1988.


Cambridge University Youth Hostels Association Group

Finding aid date

2009-08-18 16:49:48+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom