Papers of Oxford University Clubs and Societies, 1898-1999

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2001

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Oxford University Architectural Society, 1982-90
B    Oxford University Astronomical Society, 1980-95
C    Oxford University Boat Club, 1945-91
D    Oxford University Classical Society, 1983-93
E    Oxford University Conservative Association, 1994-5
F    Oxford University Dafydd ap Gwilym Society, 1978-94
G    Oxford University Day Training College Society, 1898-1905, 1913
H    Oxford University Democratic Socialist Club, 1940-3
I    Oxford University Dramatic Society, 1932-57
J    Oxford University Independence Fund, 1967-72
K    Oxford University Japan Society, 1984-93
L    Oxford University Labour Club, 1939-99
M    Oxford University Law Society, 1982-93
N    Oxford University Local History Society, 1976-86
O    Oxford Malaysian Club, 1991-3
P    Megaphone, 1995-6
Q    The Oxford Minuet Society, 1985-9
R    The Monarchists, 1997-8
S    Oxford University Newman Society, 1968-98
T    Oxford University Philosophical Society, 1971-80
U    Oxford University Politics Society, 1989-91
V    Oxford University Scout and Guide Group, 1983-99
W    Oxford University Socialist Society, 1915-22
X    Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles, 1979-88
Y    Oxford University Swimming Club, 1998-9
Z    Oxford University Theatre Fund, 1959-65
AA    Oxford University Volleyball Club, 1989-94
AB    Oxford University Wargames Society, 1981-92


Records of Oxford University Clubs and Societies, 1898-1999

Abstract:
Records of Oxford University Clubs and Societies, 1898-1999, deposited in or given to the Library by Oxford University clubs and societies.

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 803-5, c. 954, d. 888-93, e. 461; MSS. Eng. c. 2276, c. 6770-81, c. 6783, c. 6794, d. 3361-75, d. 3401-3, d. 3528, d. 3543-4; Welsh c. 7-8

Extent: 49 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

These records have been deposited in or given to the Library by Oxford University clubs and societies. They are arranged alphabetically by the first word (after Oxford University, Oxford, The etc.) in the name of the club. Many of the records are additional to earlier deposits or gifts.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. d. 888, fols. 4-5].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

University of Oxford

Subjects (LCSH)

Universities and Colleges -- Great Britain -- Societies

A    Oxford University Architectural Society, 1982-90

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 803-5

Acquisition: Deposited by the Society, 1991
Related Material:

For additional records, 1840-9, 1969-78, see Dep. c. 613-20; MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 168, d. 457



Minute book, 1982-5
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 803
Extent: 120 leaves

Minute book, 1985-8
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 804
Extent: 130 leaves

Minute book, 1988-90
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 805
Extent: 114 leaves

B    Oxford University Astronomical Society, 1980-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3372-5

Acquisition: Given by the Society, date not recorded

Observations diary, Feb. 1980-Sept. 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3372
Extent: 72 leaves

Minute book, Oct. 1982-Oct. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3373
Extent: 85 leaves

Minute book, Oct. 1984-Feb. 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3374
Extent: 129 leaves

Minute book, Mar. 1991-June 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3375
Extent: 91 leaves

C    Oxford University Boat Club, 1945-91

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 954

Note: For additional records, 1839-1956, see Dep. c. 784-96, d. 814-15, e. 383-4; MS. Top. Oxon. e. 345

Newsletters, 1945-91
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 954
Extent: 258 leaves
Acquisition: Deposited by the Society, 1992

D    Oxford University Classical Society, 1983-93

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3363


Minute book, 1983-93
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3363
Extent: 125 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1995

E    Oxford University Conservative Association, 1994-5

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3367-9

Acquisition: Given by the Society, date not recorded

Activist Points, Jan.-Mar. 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3367
Extent: 78 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains some Minutes, Jan.-Mar. 1994


Minute book, Jan.-Mar. 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3368
Extent: 88 leaves

Scope and Content:

Record of attendance and activist points, with Committee reports for Hilary term, 1995, inserted


Minute book, Apr.-June 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3369
Extent: 97 leaves

Scope and Content:

Committee reports for Trinity term, 1995 inserted

F    Oxford University Dafydd ap Gwilym Society, 1978-94

Shelfmarks: MSS. Welsh. c. 7-8

Note: For additional records see MSS. Welsh c. 4-6; d. 1/1-2, 4, 6-21; [pr.] G.A. Oxon. 8° 711

Minute book, 1978-90
Shelfmark: MS. Welsh. c. 7
Extent: 252 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1994

Minute book, 1991-4
Shelfmark: MS. Welsh. c. 8
Extent: 214 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1995

G    Oxford University Day Training College Society, 1898-1905, 1913

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3403


Minute book, 1898-1905
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3403
Extent: xxxi + 166 pages

Scope and Content:

With

  • (p. xxviiib) notes of OUDTCS meeting, 1913
  • (pp. xxviiic-f) term card and annual dinner card of OUTC Dominies Club, 1913
Acquisition: Given by University of Oxford Department of Educational Studies Library, 1992

H    Oxford University Democratic Socialist Club, 1940-3

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3364


Minute book, Apr. 1940-Feb. 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3364
Extent: 126 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1996

I    Oxford University Dramatic Society, 1932-57

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3548-50, e. 3413

Acquisition: Bought, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 13 Dec. 2002, lot 50.

Minute book, inscribed (p. ii), 'The Secretary, Oxford University Dramatic Society. George St., Oxford', 1932-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3548
Extent: xxviii + 310 pages
Binding: Half black morocco, brown cloth boards, marbled endpapers, label inside upper board, 'Emberlin & Son, University Stationers & Printers, 15 The Broad, Oxford...'
Separated Material:

Loose papers removed from the volume, including accounts for a production of Richard III and a theatre contract for a production of Hamlet, are MS. Eng. c. 7065, fols. 1-6.



Minute book, inscribed (p. ii), 'N.K. Coghill Exeter Coll. Oxford', 1943-50
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3549
Extent: xxviii + 260 pages
Binding: Half black morocco, black cloth boards, marbled endpapers, label inside upper board, 'Emberlin & Son, University Stationers & Printers, 4 Lincoln House, Turl Street, Oxford...'

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (pp. 1-4) minutes of one meeting of the Oxford Summer Festival of the Arts Committee, 1943
  • (pp. 10-258) minutes of committee and general meetings of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, 1947-50
Separated Material:

Loose papers removed from the volume, including programmes for the Oxford Summer Festival of the Arts, 1942-3, draft constitution, minutes, draft policy and constitution for the technical sub-committee and correspondence, are MS. Eng. c. 7065, fols. 7-24.



Minute book, 1950-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3550
Extent: xxxii + 244 pages
Binding: Half black morocco, dark blue cloth boards

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (pp. iv-vi) Rules for university clubs having members who are in statu pupillari
  • (pp. vii-xviii) lists of officers for the society, 1950-4
Separated Material:

Loose papers removed from the volume, including a report of the premises sub-committee, minutes of the production cabinet, lists of production committee members, correspondence and accounts, are MS. Eng. c. 7065, fols. 25-35.



Notebook containing 'A poll of the Oxford University Dramatic Society for the offices of President Secretary Steward', 1957
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3413
Extent: 22 leaves, 13-22 blank
Binding: Lion Brand exercise book

J    Oxford University Independence Fund, 1967-72

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 6777-8

Note: This Fund was established in 1967 by members of Congregation who opposed the Government decision to increase fees for overseas students.

Correspondence, Feb. 1967-Oct. 1972
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6777
Extent: 59 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1978, transferred from Oxford University Archives, 1994

Minute book, Oct. 1967-May 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6778
Extent: 102 leaves
Acquisition: As MS. Eng. c. 6777, above

K    Oxford University Japan Society, 1984-93

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 6776


Papers, 1984-93
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6776
Extent: 379 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1999

L    Oxford University Labour Club, 1939-99

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 6770-1, d. 3365

Acquisition: Given by the Society, date not recorded
Note: For additional records, 1921-88, see Dep. c. 770/1-2, d. 583-4; MSS. Top. Oxon. d. 296-8

Minute book, Feb. 1939?-Feb. 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3365
Extent: 206 leaves

Minute book, Oct. 1993-May 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6770
Extent: 76 leaves

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1969-99
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6771
Extent: 23 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 1-8) photocopies of newscuttings, 1969-98

M    Oxford University Law Society, 1982-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3543-4

Acquisition: Found in the Library, 2002.

Minute book, containing minutes of weekly meetings, constitution of the Society, lists of officers and committee members and termly event programmes, 3 Nov. 1982-27 Oct. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3543
Extent: 135 leaves
Binding: Red cloth (Collins ruled notebook)
Separated Material:

Loose items removed from the volume, including minutes, term programmes and event accounts, are MS. Eng. c. 7021, fols. 120-30.



Minute book, containing minutes of weekly meetings, lists of officers and committee members and cards advertising events, 4 Oct. 1989-16 June 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3544
Extent: 174 leaves
Binding: Orange cloth (WHSmith ruled notebook)
Separated Material:

Loose items removed from the volume, including invitations to events, correspondence and a term programme, are MS. Eng. c. 7021, fols. 131-54.


N    Oxford University Local History Society, 1976-86

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 6779-81

Acquisition: Given by the Society, date not recorded

Minute book, June 1976-Mar. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6779
Extent: 126 leaves

Minute book, Apr.-Dec. 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6780
Extent: i + 85 leaves

Minutes of excursions, June 1977-Apr. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6781
Extent: 212 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 198-212) miscellaneous papers mainly relating to the tenth anniversary celebrations, 1986

O    Oxford Malaysian Club, 1991-3

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3361-2

Note: This club was founded in the Trinity term of 1991
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1994

Minute book, June 1991-May 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3361
Extent: i + 89 leaves

Minute book, Oct. 1992-Oct. 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3362
Extent: i + 142 leaves

P    Megaphone, 1995-6

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 6775

Note: Megaphone is an Oxford University student publication which was established in Hilary term, 1995.

Correspondence, Feb. 1995-Feb. 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6775
Extent: 111 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1996

Q    The Oxford Minuet Society, 1985-9

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 6783

Note: The Society was established in 1984 and remained in existence until 1989.

Papers, Oct. 1985-Jan. 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6783
Extent: 350 leaves

Scope and Content:

For photographs see MS. Photogr. c. 128, fols. 5-15

Acquisition: Transferred from Oxford University Archives, 1997

R    The Monarchists, 1997-8

Shelfmarks: Dep. d. 888

Note: This group was founded as the Tercentenary Society in 1960 and became the Oxford University Monarchist society in 1968. The current name was adopted in 1989.

Term cards and invitations, 1997-8
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 888
Extent: 8 leaves
Acquisition: Deposited by the Society, 1997

S    Oxford University Newman Society, 1968-98

Shelfmarks: Dep. d. 889, e. 461

Acquisition: Deposited by the Society, 1997.
Related Material:

See also catalogue of the papers of the Oxford University Newman Society, 1883-1995.



President's card file of speakers, 1968-86
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 461
Extent: 206 leaves

Scope and Content:

Giving the speaker's name, address, availability and comments on the speech.


Record book, Jan. 1994-June 1997
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 889
Extent: i + 84 leaves

Scope and Content:

Record of the debates held by the Society and the attendance, with term cards and invitations inserted.

T    Oxford University Philosophical Society, 1971-80

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3402

Note: For additional records, 1898-1971, see MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 369/1-2, MS. Eng. misc. d. 937 and G.A. Oxon. 4o 603

Minute book, 1971-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3402
Extent: 76 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1994

U    Oxford University Politics Society, 1989-91

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 6774


Minutes and correspondence, Aug. 1989-Feb. 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6774
Extent: 83 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, date not recorded

V    Oxford University Scout and Guide Group, 1983-99

Shelfmarks: Dep. d. 890-3

Note: For additional records, c.1919-86, see Dep. b. 234; c. 106, c. 261, c. 479, c. 676-7, c. 800-2; d. 367, d. 389, d. 745, d. 780, d. 816; e. 385; MS. Top. Oxon. d. 328/1-3

Minute book, Nov. 1983-May 1994
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 890
Extent: 273 leaves
Acquisition: Deposited by the Society, 1997

Scope and Content:

Volume includes examples of handiwork from group activities such as knitting and painting.


Minute book, Dec. 1985-June 1999
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 891
Extent: 208 leaves
Acquisition: Deposited by the Society, 2000

Signatures book, Nov. 1984-Nov. 1990
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 892
Extent: 100 leaves
Acquisition: Deposited by the Society, 2000

Scope and Content:

Records signatures of attendance at weekly activity meetings.


Signatures book, Nov. 1990-Dec. 1997
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 893
Extent: 106 leaves
Acquisition: Deposited by the Society, 1999

Scope and Content:

Records signatures of attendance at weekly activity meetings.

W    Oxford University Socialist Society, 1915-22

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3528


Minute book, 1915-22
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3528
Extent: 154 leaves
Binding: Half black calf, black cloth boards, marbled endpapers
Separated Material:

Loose papers removed from the volume, including term cards, typescripts and correspondence, are MS. Eng. c. 5739, fols. 91-135.


Custodial History:

Owned by A.L. Rowse, with a note (fol. 2) 'This book ought to go to the Bodleian Library. ALR'


Acquisition: Given by Mrs. Valerie Brokenshire, 1998.

X    Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles, 1979-88

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3401

Note: For additional records, 1950-86, see Dep. d. 306, e. 309; MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 621, c. 839

Meetings signing book, 1979-88
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3401
Extent: 106 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1993

Y    Oxford University Swimming Club, 1998-9

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 6773


Papers relating to the Cross-English Channel Varsity Match, May 1998-Nov. 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6773
Extent: 74 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, 1999

Z    Oxford University Theatre Fund, 1959-65

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 2276


Minute book, 1959-65
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 2276
Extent: xxxiii + 357 pages, 144-357 blank
Acquisition: Given by Dr. J.M. Thomas, 1989

AA    Oxford University Volleyball Club, 1989-94

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 6794


Papers, 1989-94
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6794
Extent: 275 leaves
Acquisition: Given by the Society, date not recorded

AB    Oxford University Wargames Society, 1981-92

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 6772, d. 3366

Acquisition: Given by the Society, date not recorded

Minute book, Jan. 1981-Jan. 1985
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3366
Extent: 82 leaves

Correspondence, June 1982-Sept. 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6772
Extent: 52 leaves

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