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William Temple Foundation Archives

Date range: 1942-1999

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Archive of the William Temple Foundation, formerly the William Temple College. The College was founded in 1947 at Hawarden, Flintshire, in furtherance of Archbishop Temple's vision to encourage engagement between the Church and wider society. The College moved to Rugby in 1954, and thence to Manchester in 1971, whereupon it changed its name to the William Temple Foundation. It is now a research and resource centre for those developing discipleship and ministry in an urban/industrial society. The Foundation has a particular involvement in industry, employment, community work and the issue of poverty, and provides training for church-related community work.

Material in the archive reflects these concerns and activities, and includes minutes of the governors and committees, memoranda, financial accounts,official letters, course programmes, prospectuses, student registers, articles and newspaper cuttings, and printed ephemera, documenting the history of the college and its involvement in courses, research programmes, projects and conferences.

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