Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/HMH/A
TitleRecords of Manor House, hall of residence
Extent8 standard boxes; 3 large boxes; 1 plan chest drawer; digital images
DescriptionRecords of Manor House, a hall of residence initially established for men students at the University of Birmingham in 1953 which later became a mixed hall of residence until its closure in 2007, consisting of photographs; posters; handbooks and promotional brochures; administrative records of the Junior Common Room committee and correspondence of hall management; building plans; incident log books; and student record cards for students who withdrew from the hall of residence between 1992 and 2003. With the exception of a set of minutes of Manor House Committee for the period 1955 to 1964, there are no committee minutes or financial records, and so the records contain little information about the governance or management of the hall of residence. Survival of other record series is patchy, and although there are some promotional records, correspondence, and incident log books, the date range of this material only covers the period from the 1980s onwards, with most records dating from the 1990s and 2000s.

Although few records of Manor House survive, the collection includes a large number of photographs, and these provide valuable visual information about the use of the building as a hall of residence and about the range of large scale social events organised by the Junior Common Room Committee there. The survival of an almost complete sequence of group photographs from the 1950s to 2004 means that it is possible to identify individual students who were resident at Manor House during their time at the University of Birmingham
Access StatusOpen


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