Reference code(s): GB 1924 WEA Central Organisation
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University
Title: Workers' Educational Association Central Organisation
Level of description: sub-fonds
Extent: Unknown proportion of 40m
Name of creator(s): Association to Promote the Higher Education of Working Men | Workers' Educational Association
The Workers Educational Association (WEA) was founded in 1903 under the title Association to Promote the Higher Education of Working Men and in 1905 the name was changed to The Workers Education Association. The Central Organisation of the Association dealt with its executive functions, various committees and the general administration as well as the organisation of the annual and national conferences.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the central organisation of the Workers Educational Association (WEA), 1903-1995, comprising constitution and standing orders, 1906-1995; minutes, 1903-1973; annual and national conference minutes, 1907-1983; Executive & Council minutes, 1908-1973; Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes, 1913-1973; Women's Advisory Committee minutes, 1914-1915, 1979-1983; and Education Advisory Committee minutes, 1940-1967. Correspondence/subject files, 1907-1985, including R H Tawney re: early tutorial classes; Russell Committee of Enquiry into Adult Education, 1969-1973; and post-war adult education, 1941-1948. Publications including annual reports, 1903-1983; monographs, 1903-1993; reports, 1908-1969; WEA periodicals, 1909-1995; WEA pamphlets, 1910-1973; WEA Outlines series, 1920s; and Tawney's addresses to WEA Conference, 1932-1953. Photographs, 1905-1977. Presscuttings and scrapbooks, 1907-1977. Statistics, 1964-1989.
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Language/scripts of material: English
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University of North London TUC Collections and WEA Archive.
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: December, 2000