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Archives of the Association of Cambridge University Assistants, 1898 - 2007

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/ACUA

Scope and Contents

The archives of Association of Cambridge University Assistants cover the rull range of operations and activities.


  • Creation: 1898 - 2007


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 Association of Cambridge University Assistants evolved in 1944 from the New Museums Club, an association established in 1893 for University assistants, originally from the laboratories and workshops on the New Museums and Downing Sites. The Association was a registered trade union and represented the University's clerical, library and secretarial staff; general and ancillary staff; and technical and related staff. The Association was also known by the acronym ACUA. Members voted in favour of a merger with the union Unite in 2007.


4 linear metre(s) : paper, photograph, negative and cotton

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records have been transferred to the University Archives on permanent loan in batches in 1994, 2000 and 2004. ACUA 5B/1 (addnl), 17/3 and 24 (addnl) were transferred as a gift by Mr P. Stalring in December 2009.

Related Materials

Further records of ACUA are catalogued as UA Min.IX.59-51 and of the New Museums Club as UA Min.IX.23-38, 54-5.


The online catalogue was completed in March 2010 and emended in May 2010.

Date information

DateText: start date approximate.


Association of Cambridge University Assistants

Finding aid date

1999-08-14 10:05:12+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom