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MARSHALL, Thomas Humphrey, 1893-1981, Professor of Sociology


Reference code(s): GB 0097 MARSHALL

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: MARSHALL, Thomas Humphrey, 1893-1981, Professor of Sociology

Date(s): 1919-1980

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 9 boxes

Name of creator(s): Marshall | Thomas Humphrey | 1893-1981 | Professor of Sociology


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1893; educated at Rugby School, and Trinity College, Cambridge University; civilian prisoner in Germany during World War One, 1914-18; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1919-25; Lecturer, London School of Economics, 1925; Reader in Sociology, London University, 1930; Head of German Section, Research Dept of Foreign Office; Deputy Director, Research Department of Foreign Office, 1939-44; Head of the Social Science Department, London School of Economics, 1944-50; Member, Lord Chancellor's Committee on the Practice and Procedure of Supreme Court, 1947-53; Educational Adviser in the British Zone of Germany, 1949-50; Member, UK Committee for Unesco; Member, UK Delegation to Unesco General Conference, 1952; Martin White Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London University, 1954-56; Director, Social Sciences Department, Unesco, 1956-60; President, International Sociological Association, 1959-62; Professor Emeritus, University of London; died 1981. Publications: Sociology at the crossroads (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1947); Citizenship and social class (University Press, Cambridge, 1950); International comprehension in and through social science (Oxford University Press, London, 1960); Social policy (Hutchinson and Co, London, 1965); Sociology at the crossroads (Heinemann, London, 1963); The approach of the utopians; Training for social work (Oxford University Press, London, 1946); Citizenship and social class (Pluto press, London, 1992); The right to welfare and other essays (Heinemann, London, 1981).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Thomas Humphrey Marshall, 1919-1980, mainly comprising texts and notes for sociology lectures, 1930-1980, on subjects including industrialisation, poverty and social policy; notes made by Marshall on reading material, 1930-[1979], notably on childcare, health, housing, elderly people, social policy and welfare; official papers on post-war Germany, 1942-1950, mainly essays and lectures by Marshall while a member of the Foreign Research and Press Service and reports and talks as Educational Adviser in the British Zone; reports and papers by Marshall for UNESCO and UNESCO journals, 1959-1964; papers relating to visits to Nigerian universities, 1964; drafts, reviews and other writings by Marshall, 1919-1975.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as shown in the Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by the donor and their heirs. Microfilm copies only.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Temporary handlist and online catalogue available.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given by the family in 1982.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 1998. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 465-471).

Related material:

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. 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: Jan 2001


Personal names
Marshall | Thomas Humphrey | 1893-1981 | sociologist

Corporate names
Foreign Research and Press Service
UNESCO | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Germany | Western Europe | Europe
Nigeria | West Africa | Africa