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British Library of Political and Economic Science

Small LSE Deposits


Reference code(s): GB 0097 LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS ARCHIVES/Small LSE Deposits

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: Small LSE Deposits

Date(s): 1909-2000

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: c 53 boxes, 1 volume, 1 map roll and 5 large photographs

Name of creator(s): London School of Economics and Political Science


Administrative/Biographical history:

This section was set up as a catch-all to hold small collections of papers relating to the history of the School, and were donated by former and current staff and students, as well as other connected to the LSE.


Scope and content/abstract:

Small collections of material relating to the LSE, comprising:
Papers of the LSE Athletics Committee (formerly the Malden Committee), 1947-1981, including minutes, correspondence, annual reports and accounts.
Papers of Sir Ronald Stanley Edwards, Professor of Economics, 1933-1956, mainly relating to the teaching of accounting and industrial organisation in the Department of Business Administration.
Records of the LSE Sociology Club, 1923-1953, including minutes, accounts and correspondence.
Lecture notes and essays taken by J Young, [1950-1960], reading Economics and Government.
Papers of Peter Hodges concerning the Social Administration Department, 1962-[1971], including departmental information, papers of the Overseas Students Welfare Committee and correspondence relating to social work training in Nigeria.
Papers collected by E Grebenik concerning the Committee of Enquiry into the Governance of the University of London, 1971.
Lecture notes on law made by R N Hutchins, and undergraduate at the School, 1934.Lecture notebooks kept by Richard Fitter whilst an undergraduate at LSE, [1929-1932], mainly on Economics and Economic History.
Lecture notebooks kept by Hilda Lake whilst a student at LSE, 1909-[1917], on subjects including Economics, Anthropology, Finance and Public Administration.
Papers of the Board of Studies in Economics, 1932-1953, including agendas and minutes.
Minutes and papers of the Industrial Relations Department, 1969-1974.
Letters and postcards from LSE lecturers sent to Neville Vandyk, an LSE undergraduate, 1942-1954.
Notes taken by Professor Hilde Behrend of Morris Ginsberg's lectures on Social Institutions, Social Psychology, Ethics and Social Philosophy, [1942].
Lecture notes taken by Margaret Jenkins (later Thomas) for her BSc Econ in Industry and Trade, 1951-1956.
Texts of lectures given at the LSE by Lewis George Robinson, a Reader in International History, 1943, on the geographical factor in international relations.
Papers by Ralf Dahrendorf summarising responses to his discussion papers 'A Centre for Economic and Political Studies in London', 1976.
Examination papers for the Department of Anthropology, 1923-1995.
Press Office file on the opening of the British Library of Political and Economic Science, 1979.
LSE scarf from the World War Two period, [1941].
Papers relating to Dr Hilda Ormsby and her husband George Vandeleur Ormsby, [1927-1972], including articles on the teaching of Geography at the LSE.
Papers and slides relating to the British Rail Locomotive 'London School of Economics', 1985.
Degree certificates issued to Samuel William Buxton, a BSc student at the LSE, 1917-1924.
Papers of Vera Anstey, Reader in Commerce at LSE, 1921-1948, relating to her employment at the School, and correspondence between her family and Jim Thomas relating to his research on her, 1999.
Scrolls presented to Dr J M Ashworth and Sir Peter Parker, 1996-1998.
Papers relating to student disturbances at LSE, 1968-1969, collected by Professor Kenneth Minogue, as well as material relating to his editing of the LSE Annual Report, 1989-1990.
Papers of the LSE Society, [1948-1956], including administrative correspondence and membership applications.
Papers of the Accounts Research Association, 1940, comprising accounts and register of members.
Texts of a series of lectures given by GF Thirlby, [1944].
Texts of Army Class lectures given by Sir Douglas Owen, [1913-1914].
Papers of the Greater London Group, 1962-1967, relating to the reorganisation of London local government and the establishment of the GLC.
Photographs of a plan to roof over Houghton St, London, [1996].
Papers of George Watson, 1956-1997, comprising photocopies of letters from Lord William Henry Beveridge to Watson and an article by the latter from the Liberal Democrat History Group.
Photographs of Alice Thistle Bottomley, [1910-1912].
Videos of the LSE Cabaret performed during the Centenary Celebrations, [1995].
Papers collated by John Alcock relating to the School's relations with the University Grants Committee and the Quinquennial Plan, 1960-1966.
Paper by Percy S Cohen, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, on 'Aspects of undergraduate teaching: tutorials and classes at the London School of Economics', [1971].
Publicity material for the move of the School to County Hall, [1990], including colour pictures and press cuttings.
Chapter of family history written by John Grist, dealing with the period at the end of World War Two, [2000].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Various copyright. Apply to Archivist for details.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

There is a temporary handlist for some of the deposits. Descriptions for all collections are available on the on-line catalogue.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Numerous deposits have been made by various donors between 1976 and 2000.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Further material concerning the LSE may be found in the other sections of the London School of Economics Archives and the papers of Beatrice and Sidney Webb (Ref: Passfield), Sir Walter Adams (Ref: Adams), Lord William Henry Beveridge (Ref: Beveridge), Sir Sydney Caine (Ref: Caine), and Sir Alexander Carr-Saunders (Ref: Carr-Saunders).

Publication note:

Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf LSE: a history of the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1895-1995 (Oxford University Press, 1995).



Archivist's note: Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science Archives catalogue; Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996). Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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: Feb 2001

Higher education institutions | Educational institutions
War | International conflicts
World War Two (1939-1945) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)

Personal names
Anstey | Vera | 1889-1976 | lecturer in commerce
Ashworth | John Michael | b 1938 | biochemist
Behrend | Hilde | fl 1942 | Professor
Beveridge | William Henry | 1879-1963 | 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggall | economist x Beveridge of Tuggall | 1st Baron
Bottomley | Alice Thistle | fl 1908-1913 | wife of Sir William Cecil Bottomley | geography lecturer
Buxton | Samuel William | fl 1917-1924 | LSE student
Dahrendorf | Ralf Gustav | b 1929 | Baron Dahrendorf of Clare Market | Professor | sociologist
Edwards | Sir | Ronald Stanley | 1910-1976 | Knight | economist and industrialist
Estall | Robert Charles | d 1967 | Professor | geographer
Fitter | Richard Sydney Richmond | b 1913 | author and naturalist
Grebenik | Eugene | b 1919 | Professor | statistician
Grist | John Frank | b 1924 | broadcasting consultant
Hodges | Peter | fl 1962-1971
Hutchins | R N | fl 1934 | LSE student
Lake | Hilda | fl 1909-1917 | LSE student
Minogue | Kenneth Robert | b 1930 | Professor of Political Science
Ormsby | George Vandeleur | fl 1927-1972 | husband of Dr Hilda Ormsby
Ormsby | Hilda | fl 1927-1972 | Dr | geographer
Owen | Sir | Douglas | 1850-1920 | Knight | lecturer in Marine Transport, LSE
Parker | Sir | Peter | b 1924 | Knight | industrialist
Robinson | Lewis George | 1894-1957 | lecturer in international history, LSE
Thirlby | G F | fl 1944 | lecturer, LSE
Thomas | Margaret | fl 1951-1956 | ne้ Jenkins | LSE student x Jenkins | Margaret
Vandyk | Neville David | b 1923 | solicitor
Young | J | fl 1950-1960 | LSE student

Corporate names
Accounts Research Association
British Library of Political and Economic Science
British Rail
GLC | Greater London Council x Greater London Council
Greater London Group
Liberal Democrat History Group
LSE | London School of Economics and Political Science x London School of Economics and Political Science
University of London x London University