[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


http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG1_School_architecture and_design_(March_2009)  Subject Guide 1: School architecture and design (pdf) Subject Guide 1: School architecture and design (pdf)

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG2_Comparative_Education_(March_2009)  Subject Guide 2: Comparative education (pdf)

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG3_Progressive_Education_(March_2009) Subject Guide 3: Progressive education (pdf)

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG4_post-war_educational_reconstruction_(March_2009) Subject Guide 4: Post-war educational reconstruction (pdf)

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG5_child_psychology_(March2009) Subject Guide 5: Child psychology (pdf)

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG6_Voice_and_Memory_(March_2009) Subject Guide 6: ‘Voice’ and ‘memory’ (pdf)

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG7_Women_and_education_(March_2009) Subject Guide 7: Women and education (pdf)

http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/documents/Services_Library/SG8_family_history_(March_2009) Subject Guide 8: Family history (pdf)