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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4232

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1943-1996

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 6.14 linear metres

Name of creator(s): London Union of Youth Clubs


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Union of Youth Clubs is a youth association of over 300 clubs and groups with 4,000 adults and 50,000 young people from boroughs across London. Its aims are to build the skills and abilities of young people in London, so that they can seize opportunities to control their own lives, and contribute to the life of their clubs and groups and to society; and to involve young people in participating throughout the organisation, and to promote equal opportunities.

The LUYC provides youth work services to encourage young people to take responsibility in their club; to develop the personal and social skills of young people; to develop work with girls and young women; to work with young black and Asian people; to work with young people with disabilities; to provide information and advice, including a comprehensive newsletter; to provide a wide range of training opportunities, events and activities in arts and sports; to provide assistance with the running of clubs and groups.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Union of Youth Clubs, including:

Administration LMA/4232/A: which includes the minutes of Annual General Meetings 1945-1992, Executive Committee 1943-1948, Council minutes and papers 1982-1996, Management Committee 1983-1994, Finance and General Purposes Committee 1980-1983, Participation Sub-Committee 1985, Anti-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Committee 1984-1998, Steering Committee 1982-1983, Working Group papers 1977-1990's, as well as correspondence and statistics 1960's-1990's, papers relating to the merger of the LUYC with the association of Combined Youth Clubs 1992-1995, fund-raising 1983-1995 and grants and awards 1981-1996.

Finance LMA/4232/B: which includes Accounts 1978-1995 and Investments, Legacies and Trusts 1964-1984.

Related Organisations LMA/4232/C: which are the records of the London Girls Fund 1980-1996.

Printed Material/Ephemera LMA/4232/D: consisting of Annual Reports 1948-1997, copies of the LUYC Bulletin 1971-1992 and publications relating to youth clubs dating from the 1970's to 1990's. There are also T-shirts, posters and a banner from the LUYC Young Women's Unit c.1980.

Audio-Visual/Photographs LMA/4232/E: this series contains not only a large series of photographs illustrating LUYC events but films produced by members of LUYC and cassette recordings. These date from the 1960's to the 1990's.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Arranged in 5 sub-fonds: LMA/4232/A to LMA/4232/E as detailed in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of the London Union of Youth Clubs were deposited in 1999 by Simon Abbott, Chief Executive.


DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: June to August 2010.

Clubs | Leisure time activities | Leisure
Disadvantaged youth | Disadvantaged groups
Equal opportunity | Social and economic rights
Urban youth | Urban population | Urban areas
Youth | Adolescence | Age groups | Age distribution
Youth activities | Social behaviour
Youth centres | Recreation centres | Recreational facilities
Youth movements | Social movements
Youth organizations | Associations | Organizations
Youth participation | Social participation | Social behaviour
Youth services | Social behaviour
Youth workers | Social workers | Social work
Adolescents x Youth

Personal names

Corporate names
London Union of Youth Clubs

London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe