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Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University

International Federation of Workers' Education Associations Archives


IDENTITY STATEMENT

Reference code(s): GB 1924 IFWEA

Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University

Title: International Federation of Workers' Education Associations Archives

Date(s): 1945-1986

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 5 boxes

Name of creator(s): International Federation of Workers' Education Associations (IFWEA)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history:

The International Federation of Workers' Education Associations (IFWEA) officially started in October 1947 when its first official conference was held in London and its constitution was adopted. It developed from an initiative of Ernest Green, General Secretary of the UK WEA who had organised a conference for representatives of workers educational associations worldwide. It was at this conference that the decision was taken to develop a formal international body to promote cooperation. The functions of IFWEA were to coordinate experience in adult education and to stimulate the expansion of voluntary workers' education in other countries. It now holds triennial conferences, international seminars and participates in research and special projects.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the International Federation of Workers' Education Associations (IFWEA), 1945-1986, comprising minutes of the Executive Committee, 1945-1986; annual reports, 1947-1965; correspondence files, 1952, 1976-1980; reports, 1953-1981; and the International Bulletin of Workers Education, 1951-1968.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

As indicated in Scope and content

Conditions governing access:

Open to bona fide researchers at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the TUC Librarian and subject to copyright conditions

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

List, 1998; deposited at NRA (NRA 41854 IFWEA)

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:

Accruals:

Archival history:

International Federation of Workers' Education Associations (IFWEA) was run from the UK WEA's head office in London until 1969 when it moved to Dusseldorf and since 1986 the secretariat has been peripatetic moving every 4 years.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred with the WEA Collection in 1998 to University of North London TUC Library

ALLIED MATERIALS

Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

University of North London TUC Library Collections and WEA Collection

Publication note:

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:

Archivist's note: Compiled by Janet Foster 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: Dec 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Workers education | Adult education | Educational systems

Personal names

Corporate names
International Federation of Workers' Educational Associations

Places