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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/017-04
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1932-1964
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 5 production units.
Name of creator(s): Assurance Educational Committee x Industrial Assurance Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Assurance Educational Council was set up in 1932 by member offices of the Industrial Life Offices Association, following a report to the Executive of the Association on the perceived usefulness of "educational propaganda" about industrial assurance. The Council's first meetings are recorded in the minute book of the Executive Committee of the Association (Ms 29802/12) until 4 Jan 1933, when the Council resolved to keep its own minutes. The establishment of the Council reflected the industrial assurance business's unease at the investigations of the Departmental Committee of Inquiry (Cohen Committee), and accusations of malpractice. The Assurance Educational Council changed its name to the Industrial Assurance Council in 1949; and its records cease in 1964.

The Council generally met in the offices of its chairman; the chair rotating between the Industrial Life Offices Association and the Prudential Assurance Company Limited.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Assurance Educational Council, consisting of an incomplete series of minutes and accounts. The minute books from 1942 onwards have reference numbers which appear to cross refer to supporting papers which are no longer with this collection. The existence of any other classes of records, such as files, is not known.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the Association of British Insurers on 11 July 1994.The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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