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National Adult Schools Union (West Yorkshire) Archive
In this collection you will find mainly minutes of meetings from the various Adult Schools in West Yorkshire, such as Huddersfield, Lindley, Paddock, Halifax, Marsden, Women's unions and Teachers unions. Also, there are 302 class registers which are thought to all be from the Brighouse Friends First-Day classes (This is written on some, but not all). It is safe to assume this because there are various notes in the minute books and a note with the class registers explaining that they are sending the resources to David Hool, a research assistant to Arnold Hall's Adult School Project, so it likely that all of the registers were sent from the same place. There are various other items in the collection such as books about the history of Adult Schools, including Arnold Hall's book. Also, some miscellaneous letters and leaflets are in the collection too.
  • NAS/1

    Minute Books - Huddersfield and District Adult School Union Item

    1904 - 1991
    Minute Book; September 1904 - February 1912, includes attendance registers, annual reports, newspaper clippings
    Minute book; March 1912 - November 1920, includes loose items relating to specific meetings, e.g. clippings, leaflets, reports, letters
    Minute book; December 1920 - February 1925, includes poster for a United Garden Party, 1921 (Stuck or glued? Can't remove)
    Minute book; June 1925 - January 1930
    Minute book; January 1930 - May 1939, includes attendance registers and balance sheets
    Minute book; November 1939 - May 1955
    Minute book; July 1955 - March 1967
    Minute book; March 1967 - March 1977
    Minute book; April 1977 - February 1991
    Minute book; Huddersfield Women Adult School, March 1957 - February 1974
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  • NAS/10

    Correspondence Item

    1970 - 1996
    2 Notes concerning the collection being sent to David Hool (Research Assistant for the Adult School Project)
    2 addresses, from Brighouse Adult School, Friends Meeting House (Sent to David Hool)
    Letter from the Society of Archivists explaining where the NASU collection should be deposited
    Letter explaining that some irrelevant information in the NASU collection should be destroyed
    Memo of the Huddersfield Adult Schools (example)
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  • NAS/11

    Miscellaneous Papers Item

    1913
    Fees concerning Huddersfield and District Adult School Union (1913)
    Note with list of School Literacy Stewards
    Note with list of miscellaneous items, only some are in the collection
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  • NAS/2

    Minute Books - Miscellaneous Adult Schools Item

    1862 - 1991
    Minute book; Lindley Adult School, April 1946 - May 1964
    Minute book; Lindley Adult School, July 1964 - September 1978, includes letter concerning the decline in membership and a call for action
    Minute book; Lindley Adult School, October 1978 - February 1991
    Minute book; Lindley Adult School: Tennis Section, March 1938 - September 1943, includes clippings concerning membership and land
    Minute book; Friends' Adult School, Paddock, Huddersfield, August 1928 - December 1934
    Minute book; Friends' Adult School, Paddock, Huddersfield, January 1935 - December 1950, includes loose paper relating to specific meetings, e.g. letters, reports, balance sheets
    Minute Book; Young People's Class, Paddock, Huddersfield, March 1923 - January 1936
    Minute Book; West Yorkshire Union of Teachers in Friends' First Day Schools, April 1862 - September 1879
    Minute Book; West Yorkshire Union of Teachers in Friends' First Day Schools, October 1880 - October 1881
    Minute book; Yorkshire Adult School Union: Women's Committee, April 1975 - September 1978
    Minute book; Yorkshire Adult School Union: Women's Executive Committee, November 1974 - June 1979
    Minute book; Halifax and District Adult School, September 1910 - June 1915, includes leaflet concerning the objective of Adult Schools
    Minute book; Huddersfield Adult School: Extension Committee, July 1973 - November 1975
    Minute book; Marsden Adult School, October 1973 - November 1987
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  • NAS/3

    Minute Books - Brighouse Friends First-Day School Item

    1876-1938
    Adult School Minute Books
    Minute Book; May 11 1876 - Apr 1 1890
    Minute Book; Oct 9 1890 - Nov 8 1902, includes loose newsletters and a blank 'Card of Introduction'
    Minute Book; Dec 2 1902 - Sep 12 1911, includes loose newsletters and loose copy of Rules in front cover.
    Minute Book; Mar 7 1911 - Jul 2 1918
    Minute Book; Jul 16 1918 - Sep 6 1927
    Minute Book; Oct 4 1927 - Apr 2 1935

    Friends Institute Minute Book; Feb 28 1921 - Jan 28 1937
    Social Institute Minute Book; 1938
    Band of Hope Minute Book; Jan 8 1905 - Mar 18 1918
    Subscription Book; 1904-1920
    Library Register; 1876 - 1892
    Library Register; 1892-1913
    Student Statistics Books 1886-1890; 1891-1895; 1895-1899; 1902-1906; 1906-1911
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  • NAS/4

    Class Registers - The Brighouse Friends First-Day Schools Item

    1879 - 1992
    302 Class Registers, 1879 - 1950 (Some breaks but not major, Presumably all registers from Brighouse: Friends' First Day meetings, written on some registers but not all), includes registers of men, women, children, junior and young men and women classes
    Adult Attendance Registers, Lindley Adult School, August 1979 - March 1992
    Adult School Primary Department: Boys, Girls and Teachers, January 1923 - June 1928
    Adult School Primary Department: Boys, Girls and Teachers, January 1936 - September 1946
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  • NAS/5

    Leaflets and Programmes Item

    1886 - 1924
    18th Annual Co-Operative Holiday of the Yorkshire Adult Schools: May 30th - June 3rd, 1914 (Programme)
    19th Annual Co-Operative Holiday of the Yorkshire Adult Schools: May 22nd - May 25th, 1915 (Programme)
    Adult First-Day Schools Library (Catalogue, July 1891)
    Rules of the Brighouse Friends First-Day Schools, (Guidebook, February 1886)
    National Council of the Adult School Unions: Trust of School Premises, (Guidebook, March, 1908)
    Souvenir Programme for the Diamond Jubilee of the Friends Adult School: October 21st - October 27th (Programme)
    Huddersfield and District Adult School Union: Weekend Lecture School: October 15th - 16th, 1910 (Programme)
    Huddersfield and District Adult School Union: Arts and Crafts Exhibition: February 14th - 16th, 1924 (Programme)
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  • NAS/6

    Annual Reports Item

    1909 - 1910
    Huddersfield and District Adult School Union: Fifth Annual Report, 1909
    Huddersfield and District Adult School Union: Sixth Annual Report, 1910
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  • NAS/7

    Handbooks Item

    1911 - 1994
    National Adult School Handbook - Classified List of Studies: 1911 - 1984
    National Adult School Organisation Handbook - Classified List of Studies: 1985 - 1994
    Discovering a New World - topics for discussion - 1992
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  • NAS/8

    Books - Adult School Unions Item

    1903 - 1986
    G. Currie Martin, The Adult School Movement, (National Adult School Union, October 1924)
    Arnold Hall, The Adult School Movement in the Twentieth Century, (Department of Adult Education, University of Nottingham, 1986)
    J. W. Rowntree, & H. B. Binns, A History of the Adult School Movement, (Department of Adult Education, University of Nottingham, 1903)
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