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Records of the Society for the Promotion of Archaeological Research in Cambridge, 1983 - 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.109

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: 1983 - 1985


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 society was established in 1983 to provide a forum for contact and exchange for research students interested in archaeology from any department in the University. The key figure in setting up and running the society seems to have been Polly Jeanne Fahnestock (died 2007) of Wolfson College. The society appears to have ceased to function in ca 1985.


2 envelope(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were presented to the University Archives by Dr John Pickles, Cambridge Antiquarian Society (CAS), on 29 September 2009. They had been found in the CAS room at the Haddon Library, Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology.


The online catalogue was completed in October 2009.


Society for the Promotion of Archaeological Research in Cambridge

Finding aid date

2009-10-28 14:38:43+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom