University of Manchester Archives
The Arts (Samuel Alexander) Building, 1913.
The University Archives are the historical records of The University of Manchester and its predecessor organizations.
The Archives constitute the corporate memory of the University, and are a vital component of the University's academic and cultural heritage. They are an important teaching, learning and research resource for those interested in the history of the University, and of higher education in general in the UK.
Our archives date from 1824 and include the records of:
- Victoria University of Manchester
- University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)
- Manchester Mechanics' Institution
- Owens College
- Victoria University
The Archives are managed by the Special Collections Division of the University of Manchester Library on behalf of the University as a whole, and are under the day-to-day control of the University Archivist. The Archives can be consulted by University staff and members of the public, subject to our reader registration requirements.
The Archives are located at the University Archive and Records Centre, main Library, Burlington St.
For further information contact: James Peters, (0161 275 5306, firstname.lastname@example.org).