Collection RU 298 - The Rucksack Club

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RU 298


The Rucksack Club


  • 1923-2014 (Creation)

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1.08 linear metres

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Biographical history

The Rucksack Club was first set up in 1923 and the official title of the club was 'The Rucksack Club of University College Dundee'. The aim of the club was to 'further the interests of the members in all matters appertaining to mountaineering, hill climbing, camping, tramping and similar open air past times.' The official name of the club is now Dundee University Rucksack Club as the club evolved alongside the creation of the University of Dundee. A memorial fund was set up for Graham Leaver, who was a member of the club who died in a climbing accident in 1989. The result of the memorial fund was the renovation of the Glas-Allt-Shiel bothy, which is used by the Rucksack Club.

Archival history

Dundee University Rucksack Club

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Scope and content

Minutes and Constitution, 1395-2009; Meets Books, 1923-2014; Accounts and Finance, 1965-2000; Visitor Books, 1928- 1966; Bothy Song Book, 1999-2000; Graham Leaver Memorial Fund, 1989-1991; Membership Forms, 1999-2006.



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Chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Paper with some photographs

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MS 326

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Quote from Administrative/ Biographical History taken from the original constitution of the Rucksack club as written in Meets Book Volume 1 1923-1924. (RU 298/2/1)

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RU 298

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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