- 1950 - 1967 (Creation)
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The following extract which is taken from the first News Sheet produced by the Croydon Adult Students Association dated January 1954 describes the aims and intentions of the association:
The purpose of this news sheet is to bring to the attention of members, and of prospective members attending adult evening classes in Croydon, information concerning the activities of the Croydon Adult Students Association. It will also, as far as possible, give news of public events such as concerts and exhibitions which may be of interest to readers.
Membership of the Association is open to those who are attending, or have attended, classes or Saturday schools in Croydon, and the annual subscription is one shilling. The aim of the association is to promote cultural and social activities of various kinds and some particulars of these are given below. The affairs of the Association are managed by a committee which consists partly of members elected at the annual general meeting, together with representatives of sections. The latter include a countryside club, a drama section and a badminton club, and in addition associated with appropriate classes, are the Croydon Cecilia Choir, the East Surrey Symphony Orchestra, and the East Surrey branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Other sections may be formed as the demand rises. Members of classes are invited to join the Association and , for convenience, subscriptions may be paid through the Adult Education Office, 13 Katharine Street, Croydon.
There are no other known surviving records of the Croydon Adult Students Association and therefore the date it ceased is not known.
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Accession Number: A428
Croydon Adult Students Association records
Minutes 1950-67 (3 vols); account books 1950-67 (3 vols); Draft Consitution and News Sheets 1954-66 nos 1-46 (2, 17 and 39 lacking).
Item date: 1950-1967
Accession date: July 1967
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Consists of 3 volumes of minutes 1950 - 1967; 3 volumes of account books 1950 -1967; News Sheets 1954 - 1966 nos 1 - 46 (2, 17 and 39 lacking) and 2 copies of the Draft Constitution.
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