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REID, Louis Arnaud (1895-1986)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0366 LR
Held at: Institute of Education
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Full title: REID, Louis Arnaud (1895-1986)
Date(s): 1930s-1980s
Level of description: collection
Extent: 50 boxes; 1 packet
Name of creator(s): Reid | Louis Arnaud | 1895-1986 | educational philosopher


Administrative/Biographical history:

Louis Arnaud Reid (1895-1986) studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and from 1919 to 1926 lectured in Aberystwyth and Liverpool. From 1932 to 1947 he was Professor at Armstrong College, Newcastle, and in 1947 became the first Professor of the Philosophy of Education in Britain, at the University of London Institute of Education, a post which he held until his retirement in 1962. After his retirement, among other activities, he continued to teach students in the Art and Design Department of the Institute of Education. He was closely involved with the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and wrote and lectured widely on aesthetics and the arts.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Louis Arnaud Reid, comprising drafts of published material, unpublished papers and lectures with some correspondence, notes and working papers, mainly dating from the 1970s-1980s.

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Restricted Access. Apply to Archivist.

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 Librarian or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Collection level description available on-line at the Institute of Education website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Donated to the Art and Design Department, Institute of Education, by Reid's widow in 1986. Transferred to the Institute Library in July 1993.

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Created 11/24/1999, modified 12/5/2000

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