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Campus maps through time


Extract from 'College University & Associated Development' - October 1971

In partnership with the School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester Library has recently digitised a unique collection of historic documents encompassing original campus maps, development site plans, architectural drawings and historic student guides - in a project called .

This set of material, drawn from various sources in the Library’s Special Collections and the University Archives, spans the 190-year history of the University and will help to foster engagement with its history and heritage.

This collection covers the early Owens College period, the Victorian-era University, the emergence of the Fallowfield campus of student halls, the building of UMIST and the 1960s expansion of the Education Precinct.

The maps and plans are of great value for academic research on the growth and development of city neighbourhoods and higher education campuses, for teaching in geography, planning, architecture and history. They are also critically important for University History and Heritage projects seeking to understand the University’s complex history and engage audiences with our past.

You can access the collection within the Library’s image database, LUNA.

Updated: Tue, Mar 15, 2016