Series Y/COU/5/3/1 - Technical Instruction and Library Management Committee minutes

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Technical Instruction and Library Management Committee minutes


  • 1890-1909 (Creation)

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The committee initially recommended that £600 be distributed to existing providers such as the York Institute of Science (Mechanic Institute), the York Art School and the Railway Institute. However, the corporation bought the York Institute in 1891 and ran its own City of York School of Science and Art to continue and expand technical education provision. It also opened the first free library in 1891 in Clifford Street, based on the Institute's inherited bookstock plus solicited public donations.
Library management functions transferred to Library Committee in January 1904. Art Gallery management functions transferred to Museum and Art Gallery Committee in 1912. Instructed City Librarian. Instructed Art Master.

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These volumes contain indexes

  1. 1890-1896
  2. 1896-1909


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