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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/028
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1999-2005
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 bundle.
Name of creator(s): Friends of Barbican Library x Barbican Library Users


Administrative/Biographical history:

Barbican Library Users (BLU), originally known as the Friends of Barbican Library, was formed by Barbican resident Hazel Brothers in response to the proposal to use the area of the Barbican Centre occupied by Barbican Library for conferences and banqueting and to move the library to another site. The campaign to keep Barbican Library within the Barbican Centre drew much support from Barbican residents and non-residents. At their meeting on on 28 July 1999 the Barbican Centre Committee agreed on commercial grounds that no further action would be taken, but the campaign group continued as Barbican Library Users with the aims of representing the interests of the library's users and to safeguard and promote its facilities and activities. At the time of deposit of these papers (2007), BLU is being re-shaped into a new Friends group.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Barbican Library Users, comprising correspondence, newsletters and other papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff preserving Hazel Brothers' arrangement of them.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These papers were amassed by Hazel Brothers in the course of the campaign and the formation of BLU, and were deposited by her in Guildhall Library in June 2007. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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.

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