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ASSOCIATION OF DISTRICT COUNCILS

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4244
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: ASSOCIATION OF DISTRICT COUNCILS
Date(s): 1987-1995
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.89 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Association of District Councils

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Association of District Councils (ADC) was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of district councils and aimed to maintain high standards of public services. This was achieved by holding regular conferences and meetings, study groups, collecting statistics, providing an information service and meeting with government on particular issues. The membership extended to 332 non-metropolitan district councils in England and Wales.

The ADC was incorporated into the Local Government Association (LGA) on 1 April 1997. The LGA itself was formed by the merger of the Association of County Councils, the Association of District Councils and the Association of Metropolitan Authorities to represent the interests of principal local authorities in England and Wales. The County Councils Network formed in 1997 to address issues of specific importance to County Councils.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Subject files of the Association of District Councils (ADC), comprising:
* the Council of the ADC's Reviews of the Structure of the ADC, 1987-1989, 1993;
* files of the Environmental Health committee, on AIDS, 1990-1995, Nuclear Power and Nuclear Issues, 1990-1995, and Genetic Manipulation, 1990-1992;
* files of the Housing committee, on Homelessness, 1991-1995;
* files of the Planning committee, on Gypsies, 1990-1995;
* files of the Selection committee, on the Rights of Way Review Committee, 1992-1995, and Common Land, 1990-1992.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

The records were catalogued retaining the original filing system, arranged first by committee and then ordered alphabetically within the filing system.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of the ADC were deposited as a gift in February 1999.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The London Metropolitan Archives also holds subject files of the Association of County Councils (Ref: LMA/4243); a short series of files of the Local Government Association (Ref: LMA/4222); published minutes of the Association of County Councils, 1973-1997, the County Councils Association, 1967-1974, and the Association of Municipal Corporations, 1912-1929; year books for the Association of County Councils, 1974-1983, and the County Councils Association, 1954-1972. The Local Government Association (LGA) holds signed minutes of the Association of County Councils (ACC), the Association of District Councils (ADC) and the Association of Metropolitan Authorities (AMA) as well as ACC publications. The University of Birmingham Library holds the spare copies of the ACC minutes and some records of the AMA.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
June to August 2010.

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