Archival Resources

The HES Archives Committee has created these lists of archival resources from suggestions made by the HES membership. The Committee encourages members to continue to build on these resources by suggesting additional collections or archive sites. Please contact Mary Ann Dzuback, Archives Committee chair, at: with your additions or suggestions.

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The London School of Economics

Has in the past couple of months has been posting some great sets of photos of college life, all with "no known copyright restrictions" status, ready for tagging and commenting as part of the Flickr Commons project. Among the sets of particular interest:

LSE Founders and Early Days 1895-1920s (20 photos):

Around the School 1930s (14 photos):

Around the School 1940s (19 photos):

Around the School 1950s (14 photos):

Around the Schol 1960s (62 photos):

Around the School 1970s (80 photos):

Around the School 1980s (80 photos):

Around the School 1990s (6 photos):

Formal LSE Staff Portraits (58 photos):

Published Sources

History of Education Researcher

--Volumes published in May and November each year by the UK History of Education Society, includes items about archives and archival acquisitions (mostly those in the

UK) relevant to the field.  For information:

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Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick

Records of the National Union of Teachers, the National Union of Students and the British Educational Research Association (BERA)

Others in Development

--Guides on careers guidance and counseling, vocational education, the work of ILEA (the Inner London Education Authority) and health education.

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Institute of Education, University of London

[Becky Webster. Deputy Archivist, Information Services, Institute of Education, University of London]:

--Institute’s papers which cover the period from our establishment as the London Day Training College in 1902 to the present

--100 deposited collections that cover all areas of education, including all levels of UK education from pre-school and school through to further, higher, teacher and adult education, in formal, informal and experimental settings. It includes research, practice, policy and thought in education and related areas:

         Personal papers of significant individual educationists such as researchers, practitioners, policy makers, writers and thinkers (particularly individuals who have a close association to the Institute);

          Records of corporate bodies such as trade unions, professional bodies, societies, associations, pressure groups and special interest groups;

           Records of research projects and initiatives.

Lists of separate collections are at:

 (for papers of individuals)

 (for records of organizations)

Web links to collections and guides and_design_(March_2009)  Subject Guide 1: School architecture and design (pdf) Subject Guide 1: School architecture and design (pdf)  Subject Guide 2: Comparative education (pdf) Subject Guide 3: Progressive education (pdf) Subject Guide 4: Post-war educational reconstruction (pdf) Subject Guide 5: Child psychology (pdf) Subject Guide 6: 'Voice' and 'memory' (pdf) Subject Guide 7: Women and education (pdf) Subject Guide 8: Family history (pdf)