CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3771
TitleAberdeen University Ladies Club papers
Date1926 - 2004
Extent1 linear metre (9 boxes)
Creator NameAberdeen University Ladies Club (1926 -)
Administrative HistoryThe purpose of the Ladies Club was 'the promotion of social intercourse amongst its members'. The Ladies Club was established in 1926 by Lady Adam Smith, wife of the Principal of the University, Sir George Adam Smith. Members of the Ladies Club were required to pay an annual subscription. Those eligible for membership were 'Wives of Members of the University Court; Wives of Past & Present Professors; Readers; Lectures & Assistants; past & present women Lecturers & Assistants; and others who may be elcted on the recommendation of the Committee.' The President of the Club was always the wife of the Principal of the University. Also appointed were two Vice-Presidents, two Secretaries, the first of whom was also the Treasurer, and a committee of six elected members. The club was to meet on the last Thursday in November, January and February, and a summer outing, with the Annual Business meeting taking place during the summer term. The Club is still inoperation and meets regularly, inviting speakers to come and talk to them on topics of interest.
Custodial HistoryThe records have been held successively by the Club Secretaries and Treasurers.
SourceThis collection comprises four accessions which were deposited with the University over a number of years. In 1999, MS 1369 was deposited by G Downie and, in 2000, MS 3699 was deposited by Fiona Taylor. In 2005, the records of the Ladies Club were deposited by the Secretary and the Treasurer.
DescriptionThis collection contains: minute books covering the period from 1926 - 1985; financial records; membership records; secretary's papers; treasurer's papers; records of the Scottish Country Dance Club; and Publicity Material.
AccrualsIt is expected that the Club's minutes and accounts will be added to the Archives annually.
ArrangementCollection comprises of four separate accessions. Incorporates records of Aberdeen University Ladies Dance Club Committee from MS 1369 and the Butchart Country Dance Class from MS 3699. MS reference numbers are superceded, but retained in AIH reference field for reference only. MS 1369 can now be found at MS 3771/6 and MS 3699 now at MS 3771/6/3.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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