fonds UN - Records of the United Nations Association, York branch

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Records of the United Nations Association, York branch


  • 1958-2002 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.08 cubic metres

4 boxes, plus oversize material

Context area

Name of creator

(fl 1958-)

Administrative history

The United Nations Association, York Branch, was active from at least 1958. In 1959 it had 65 members and in 1964 Lord James, Vice Chancellor of the newly established University of York, became its Vice President.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 2006.

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Scope and content

Copies of United Nations Association constitution, 1988-1990; committee minutes, including minutes of annual general meetings and related papers, 1958-1996; membership papers, comprising lists of members, 1992-2002, welcome leaflet, n.d., copies of ‘Membership Matters’ newsletters, 2000-2002, and related correspondence, 1988-2002; flyers, correspondence, press cuttings and photographs relating to political events, 1962-1998; promotional material, notes and photographs relating to social events, 1967-1996.


Further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

This material has not yet been catalogued. A box list is available for consultation, please contact the Borthwick Institute for more information.

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Institution identifier

GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 04.11.15




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