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Returned Volunteers Association

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0097 RVA
Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science
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Full title: Returned Volunteers Association
Date(s): c1962-c1997
Level of description: collection
Extent: 40 boxes
Name of creator(s): Returned Volunteers Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information was available at the time of compilation.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records collected or created by the Returned Volunteers Association, [1962-1997] including: correspondence and papers relating to VSO, including volunteers reports and papers relating to reorientation weekends; correspondence and papers relating to European Non Governmental Organisations and BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development), including EVI (Ex-Volunteers International) and European Community projects; correspondence and papers relating to sending agencies, including CIIR (Catholic Institute for International Relations), IVS (International Voluntary Service) and UNAIS (United Nations Association International Service); RVA Policy Group papers; BVALG (British Volunteer Agencies Liaison Group) minutes, November 1986-July 1993; BVP (British Volunteers Programme) Committee papers, c1978-c1983; RVA national conferences, 1979-1990; training courses and events for returners and local groups; publications, c1967-c1997, including VOSA News, RVA London Newsletter, VOSA/RVA Newsletter, Feedback, Comeback, plus handbooks, guides and pamphlets; BVP (British Volunteer Programme) Committee minutes 1969-1983 and Council minutes, 1974-1983, plus Overseas Development Group report on BVP, 1978; Council for Volunteers Overseas minutes, 1964-1972; Lockwood Committee minutes, 1962-1969.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Apply to Archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

Box list available for Archives staff.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by RVA in 2005.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

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:
Apr 2008

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