Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/GUILD/A/29
TitleUnion Commission
Extent2 volumes
DescriptionMinutes for the first few years of the commission's existence discuss the selection of a site for the new Union building on the Edgbaston site, proposals for future use of the Edmund Street site, the arrangement of visits to Union buildings in other universities, and the appointment of University staff to the Commission. Relations between academic staff and the University clubs, and staff opinions as to their membership of the Union is also covered, together with the question of representation on the management committee of the proposed Union. Later minutes contain information about the proposed constitution, the appointment process for student members of the Union Management committee, and questions of membership and possible extension to students at other universities. More practical considerations discussed in later minutes include the provision and use of rooms, the selection of an architect, furnishing and staffing of the building. Associated records of the Union Commission are described at UB/GUILD/C/2
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Union Commission was established during the 1925-1926 academic session to investigate the possible merger of the various Clubs under a central management, to prepare for construction of a Union building, and to re-organise the Guild including making changes to the constitution. It issued its final report in 1930. Representatives from Guild of Undergraduates, Guild Committee, Men's Club, Women's Club, Athletic Club, and Guild of Graduates, together with members of University Council, the Vice Chancellor and Principal attended meetings


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