Catalogue of the papers of the Oxford Society, 1932-88

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Margaret Czepiel

2006

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Minutes of the Executive Committee, June 1933-May 1988
B    Minutes of Annual General Meetings, June 1933-July 1969 and Council Meetings, June 1934-July 1969
C    Sub-Committee meetings, Feb. 1940-Apr. 1970
D    London Committee meetings, Dec. 1934-Jan. 1937
E    Miscellaneous items


Papers of the Oxford Society, 1932-88

Abstract:
Papers of the Oxford Society, an organization of former and present members of the University of Oxford, 1932-88.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7271-83

Extent: 13 shelfmarks

Organizational History

The Oxford Society was founded in 1932 as an organization of former and present members of the University of Oxford with the aim of promoting the interests of the University as well as keeping its members in touch with each other and the University. In 2004 the Oxford Society together with the Helmore Fund formed the Oxford University Society and as such became the Oxford University's official alumni organization. Chancellors of the University are Presidents of the Society. It has branches all over the world. The Society’s magazine Oxford today (formerly Oxford) is published three times a year. Further details can be found in The encyclopaedia of Oxford (London, 1988).

Scope and Content

The collection includes minutes of meetings (held predominantly in London) of the Executive Committee of the Oxford Society from its beginnings up to May 1988, minutes of Annual General Meetings and Council Meetings (1933-69), minutes of several sub-committees (mainly Subscription, Recruitment and Appeal sub-committees, 1940-70) and minutes of the London [Branch] Committee (1934-7). All are signed and sometimes corrected by their respective chairmen. Also, there are papers relating to the work of the Executive Committee, covering the early history of the Society, and the expansion of its membership and activities.

Related Material

Reports of the Executive Committee to the 1st-5th General Meetings (1933-7) published for the Society are bound under the Bodleian shelfmark Per. G.A. Oxon 8° 1103.

Related Material

Additional papers (correspondence, agendas, dinner menus etc.) are kept in the Bodleian Library, shelfmark G.A. Oxon 4° 592.

Acquisition

Given by the Oxford Society at various dates.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7271, fols. 1-2].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Oxford Society
Oxford University Society | see Oxford Society
University of Oxford

Subjects (LCSH)

University of Oxford--Alumni and alumnae

A   Minutes of the Executive Committee, June 1933-May 1988

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng c. 7271-8


Scope and Content:

The Minutes also contain additional material interpolated where appropriate and include reports from the Society's Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Sub-Committees, and some promotional material. However, this is not consistent and appears less frequently at later dates.


Minutes of the Provisional Executive Committee and, from 28 June 1933, Permanent Executive Committee, June 1932-June 1935
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7271
Extent: 95 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes index at the end.


Minutes of the Executive Committee, Oct. 1935-Feb. 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7272
Extent: 94 leaves

Minutes of the Executive Committee, Apr. 1940-Nov. 1951
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7273
Extent: 88 leaves

Minutes of the Executive Committee, Feb. 1952-Feb. 1959
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7274
Extent: 194 leaves

Minutes of the Executive Committee, June 1959-Jan. 1978
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7275
Extent: 137 leaves

Minutes of the Executive Committee, Jan. 1966-Jan. 1976
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7276
Extent: 279 leaves

Minutes of the Executive Committee, May 1976-May 1988
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7277
Extent: 235 leaves

Index to the Minutes of the Executive Committee, June 1932-Feb. 1952
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7278
Extent: 78 leaves

B   Minutes of Annual General Meetings, June 1933-July 1969 and Council Meetings, June 1934-July 1969

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng c. 7279-80


Minutes of Annual General Meetings, June 1933-July 1957 and Council Meetings, June 1934-July 1958
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7279
Extent: 111 eaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fol. 1-18) a complete transcript of the proceedings at the first general meeting held on 28 Jun. 1933.


Minutes of Annual General Meetings, July 1958-July 1969 and Council Meetings, July 1958-July 1969
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7280
Extent: 72 leaves

C   Sub-Committee meetings, Feb. 1940-Apr. 1970

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng c. 7281


Sub-Committee meetings, Feb. 1940-Apr. 1970
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7281
Extent: 119 leaves

D   London Committee meetings, Dec. 1934-Jan. 1937

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng c. 7282


London Committee meetings, Dec. 1934-Jan. 1937
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7282
Extent: 49 leaves

E   Miscellaneous items

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng c. 7283


Miscellaneous items
Shelfmark: MS. Eng c. 7283
Extent: 168 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fol. 1-59) Memoranda, 1930-56
  • (fol. 60-78) Articles on the Oxford Society's early history
  • (fol. 79-109) Documentation regarding the appointment of the Secretary of the Oxford Society (including papers from, to and about the successful candidate, The Hon. J.F.A. Browne (later Lord Kilmaine)
  • (fol. 110-38) Correspondence, 1952-87
  • (fol. 139-47) Samples of appeal material
  • (fol. 148-57) Press cuttings
  • (fol. 158-68) Miscellaneous papers

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