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BRIERLEY, Anthony (Tony) (b [1935])

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0372 BRIERLEY
Held at: Bishopsgate Institute
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Full title: BRIERLEY, Anthony (Tony) (b [1935])
Date(s): 1904-2000
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Brierley, Anthony (Tony) (b.[1935]) lecturer and humanist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Tony Brierley founded the Oxford University Humanist Group in 1958. Often with more than 1,000 members, the OUHG held meetings with eminent speakers, organised weekly discussion meetings, publicised Humanism and opposed Christian missions to the University. It had its own small printing press and produced its own posters and termly cards as well as taking in business for other clubs. The OUHG folded in the early 1970s.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Tony Brierley [b 1935], including: papers regarding Tony Brierley's activities with the Oxford University Humanist Group, 1958-1966; papers regarding Tony Brierley's involvement with the Birmingham Humanist Group, 1965-1972; miscellaneous papers relating to Tony Brierley's involvement in humanism and humanist groups, 1904-2000; and photographs of members of Oxford University Humanist Group and the Rationalist Press Association, 1963-1999. (1904-2000).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The Brierley Archive is divided into the following four sections:

BRIERLEY/1:Oxford University Humanist Group

BRIERLEY/2: Birmingham Humanist Group

BRIERLEY/3:Miscellaneous Papers

BRIERLEY/4: Photographs

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying and digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Finding aids:

Adlib catalogue and copy of handlist available in researcher's area.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited at Bishopsgate Institute by Tony Brierley in June 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Grace Biggins.

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:
1 March 2017.

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