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Workers' Educational Association Districts records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1924 WEA Districts
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University
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Full title: Workers' Educational Association Districts records
Date(s): 1914-1992
Level of description: Sub-fonds of WEA Collection
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Extent: Unknown proportion of 40m
Name of creator(s): Workers' Educational Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) was founded in 1903 under the title Association to Promote the Higher Education of Working Men and in 1905 the name was changed to the Workers' Educational Association. Although the WEA is a single national organisation, locally it is organised into 13 English Districts and a Scottish Association.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Workers' Educational Association (WEA) Districts comprising constitutions and minutes, 1914-1970, and publications, 1920-1992.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open to bona fide researchers at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the TUC Librarian and subject to copyright conditions .

Finding aids:

List, 1998.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The collection was transferred from the WEA headquarters in Bethnal Green to the custody of the TUC Library Collections at the University of North London in August 1998.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Janet Foster as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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:
December, 2000

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