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Papers of the Textbook Colloquium

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0366 TCL
Held at: Institute of Education
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Full title: Papers of the Textbook Colloquium
Date(s): [1988]-2000
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Textbook Colloquium
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Textbook Colloquium was founded by Christopher Stray and Ian Michael in 1988 to promote the interdisciplinary study of textbooks,especially from a historical perspective. It was affiliated with the Institute of English Studies, University of London and had members in Britain, Europe, North America and Australasia.

Members of the Board included: John Fauvel, Ian Michael, Jean Russell-Gebbett, Chris Stray and John Wilkes.

Their interests ranged from printing and publishing history to the history of education; from particular school subjects to the writing of textbooks; from collecting books to the sociology of the classroom. The group held three Colloquia a year and published its own journal Paradigm, the last issue of which came out in Autumn 2007. The Colloquium closed in 2008.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and papers regarding the work of the Textbook Colloquium. Includes correspondence between Christopher Stray and John Fauvel; publicity material; papers regarding publications including the Colloquium's journal 'Paradigm'.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Most of the papers were loose leaf when transferred to the archives, with some papers in files. The files have been retained and catalogued at TCL/2/1-TCL/2/4. The remaining papers were sorted by the Archivist and arranged into the following series. TCL/1 - Financial papers TCL/2 - Papers of the Board TCL/3 - Correspondence (of the Board) TCL/4 - Membership papers TCL/5 - Publicity material

There is overlap between the subjects of TCL/2 and TCL/3.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader Application Form. All material containing personal data has been closed under the Data Protection Act (1998). All administrative records have been closed for 50 years from the last date on the file. Some records are too fragile to be access by researchers. Information from fragile records can be provided on request.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A reader wishing to publish any quotation of information, including pictorial, derived from any archive material must apply in writing for prior permission from the Archivist or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids:

On-line catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given to the Archives in January 2009 by Christopher Stray.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Archives holds the papers of Ian Michael (Ref: IM).

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