Identity Statement for Academic Staff Association

  • Reference code: IE UCDA ASA1
  • Title: Records of the Academic Staff Association
  • Dates: 1960–78
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 10 boxes
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Institutional history

The Academic Staff Association was founded in the autumn of 1960 by members of UCD staff with the objectives of ‘improving the quality of university life in Ireland, enhancing the public reputation of university teachers and scholars, furthering the interest of the academic staff of UCD, and representing the UCD staff in all matters affecting their common interest.’ During the early years of its existence, the Association was concerned with social activities, staff amenities, the sponsorship of seminars and dinners and staff facilities in UCD. From the mid-1960s it became involved in wider issues including salaries and pensions, conditions of employment and the relationship of UCD with other universities, including the proposed merger with Trinity College Dublin.

Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives in 1981 and covers the activities of the Association from its establishment in 1960 to 1978. 

Scope and Content

Correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records and reference material concerning the organisation and administration of the Association. Includes material concerning meetings, seminars and social activities and material received from a variety of organisations within UCD and in higher education in general.

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive list