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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 A/NLT
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1926-1983
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.98 linear metres
Name of creator(s): National Association of Labour Teachers x Socialist Educational Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The National Association of Labour Teachers (NALT) acted as a pressure group and a forum for debate on educational issues through its annual conferences, regional meetings and publications. The NALT was renamed the Socialist Educational Association (SEA) in 1961.

Significant studies of the work of the NALT have been made by several researchers and copies of their dissertations are included with the records (see A/NLT/06/14,15).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the National Association of Labour Teachers, later the Socialist Educational Association. The records cover the period 1926-1983, although the minutes of the executive committee only continue until 1965. They include Executive Committee minutes; papers relating to annual conferences; constitution of the Association; membership lists; correspondence; files relating to campaigns; press reports; Association publications and newsletters.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Administration: A/NLT/01;
Constitution: A/NLT/02;
Financial and membership: A/NLT/03;
Correspondence: A/NLT/04;
Enquiries and campaigns: A/NLT/05;
Publications: A/NLT/06;
Other organisations: A/NLT/07.

Conditions governing access:

These records are open to public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to closure periods.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The records complement other collections held at London Metropolitan Archives including the School Board for London (SBL) and the London County Council Education Officer's Department (LCC/E0) and papers of other educational institutions and bodies, for example the National Education Association (A/NEA) and the London Labour Party (ACC/2417).

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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