The oldest international association of universities in the world was established in 1913 as the Universities Bureau of the British Empire, with the aim of promoting contact and cooperation between its member universities. In 1948 it became the Association of Universities of the British Commonwealth, taking its current name in 1963.
The Association's Library built up a collection of calendars, annual reports/year books and prospectuses issued by universities in the Commonwealth, dating from the early 1930s to the mid-1980s. Much of this collection passed to the Institute of Education in 1990, and the calendars relating to universities in Africa and Asia have been retained.
Size: c33 metres of shelving
Type/format: University calendars and prospectuses
Dates: Early 1930s - mid 1980s
Accrual policy: Closed
Reference only. By prior arrangement with the Special Collections Librarian. Contact the Library Enquiry Desk in the first instance.
This collection is not catalogued.
There are a number of items on the ACU and published by the ACU available in the Library. This includes the ACU bulletin of current documentation Association of Commonwealth Universities. The full list of materials are available on the Library Catalogue.