West Yorkshire Society of Architects Archive
- 1929 - 2006 (Accumulation)
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Extent and medium
41 boxes and 1 oversize item
Name of creator
The Leeds Architectural Society was established in 1876, with architect George Corson as its first President. The Society amended its name to The Leeds and Yorkshire Architectural Society in 1883 being formally affiliated to the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1891 and later in 1928 changed its name to the West Yorkshire Society of Architects. Members of the Society were instrumental in the formation of a Leeds School of Architecture in 1902.
These are journals and some accumulated records of various functions of the West Yorkshire Society of Architects. Previously stored in Woodhouse Square premises. Latterly they were stored in The Tetley until 2017 when they were transferred to the Archive and Special Collections to be housed with the WYSA Library.
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Scope and content
Majority of records cover the post-war period from the mid-1940s up to mid-2000s, geographically covering Leeds, West Yorkshire and the wider county. Includes Society published journals, minutes and agenda of WYSA ruling body, lease of premises, articles of association, accounts, trusts and scholarships.
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System of arrangement
There was no obvious order to these records on receipt so where appropriate they have been arranged by date and subject matter.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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- West Yorkshire Society of Architects (Creator)
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Rules and/or conventions used
ISAD (G) 2nd edition
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Dates of creation revision deletion
22 November 2019
Arranged and described by Keith Rowntree
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November 29, 2019 2:58 AM