Catalogue description JOHN MENDELSON, M.P

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Details of SY/360/J
Reference: SY/360/J
Title: JOHN MENDELSON, M.P
Description:

Papers of John Mendelson M.P. (1917-1978)

 

SY/360/J1 PERSONAL - naturalisation

 

- Education

 

- National service

 

- Adult education

 

- Research

 

- Publications

 

- Broadcasting

 

- Flat

 

- Bills etc

 

- Salary and tax

 

- Personal correspondence

 

- Books

 

- Societies etc.

 

- Miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J2. PENISTONE CONSTITUENCY - elections

 

- C.L.P. meetings

 

- Surgeries

 

- Correspondence

 

- Miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J3. LABOUR PARTY - conference

 

- Groups

 

- Internaional Dept

 

- Circulars

 

- Pamphlets etc.

 

- Yorkshire Regional Council

 

- Local parties

 

- Miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J4. PARLIAMENTARY LABOUR PARTY - meetings

 

- Committees and groups

 

- Whips

 

- Discipline

 

- Correspondence

 

- Miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J5. YORKSHIRE GROUP - meetings

 

- Miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J6. TRIBUNE GROUP - miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J7. PARLIAMENT - motions

 

- Questions

 

- Speeches

 

- Committees

 

- Correspondence

 

- Official circulars etc.

 

- Parliamentary groups

 

- Commons administration

 

- Iain Sproat affair

 

- Tickets

 

- Miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J8. LOCAL COUNCILS ETC - County Councils

 

- Boroughs

 

- Urban Districts

 

- Rural Districts

 

- Parish Councils

 

- Health

 

- University

 

- Planning

 

- Miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J9. CONSTITUENCY CORRESPONDENCE

 

SY/360/J10. CORRESPONDENCE (non-constituency)

 

SY/360/J11. OVERSEAS VISITS - Bechuanaland

 

- Czechoslovakia

 

- France

 

- Germany

 

- India

 

- Israel

 

- Northern Ireland

 

- Sweden

 

- U.S.A.

 

SY/360/J12. EUROPEAN ORGANISATIONS - Council of Europe

 

- Western European Union

 

SY/360/J13. SUBJECT FILES - abortion

 

- Africa

 

- Animal welfare

 

- Bills and Acts

 

- British Standard Time

 

- Capital Punishment

 

- Channel Islands

 

- Coal

 

- Conferences

 

- Cyprus

 

- Czechoslovakia

 

- Devolution

 

- Disablement

 

- Disarmament

 

- Education

 

- Employer assocns.

 

- Employment and industry

 

- E.E.C.

 

- Firearms

 

- Germany

 

- Greece

 

- Health

 

- Housing

 

- Human rights

 

- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

 

- Indonesia

 

- Immigration

 

- Ireland

 

- Israel and Middle East

 

- Jewish affairs

 

- Local government

 

- Pensions and pensioners

 

- Poland

 

- Police

 

- Poverty

 

- Power

 

- Press

 

- Public health

 

- Public lending right

 

- Public spending cuts

 

- Social Security

 

- Spain

 

- Steel

 

- Taxation

 

- Trades unions

 

- Transport

 

- United Nations

 

- Vietnam

 

- Young voters

 

- Miscellaneous

 

SY/360/J14. INVITATIONS

 

SY/360/J15. PHOTOGRAPHS - personal

 

- Lecturing

 

- Official

 

- Overseas visits

 

- Groups

Date: 1914-1978
Held by: Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Mendelson, John, 1917-1978, MP for Penistone

Physical description: 13 Series
Access conditions:

A 30-year closure applies to this collection, and Special permission is necessary for access to the following items:-

 

SY/360/J2/41 all of section 7

 

SY/360/J2/3/10

 

SY/360/J2/3/39

 

SY/360/J2/5/81-85

 

SY/360/J2/5/251

 

SY/360/J2/5/263

Immediate source of acquisition:

On abolition of South Yorkshire County Council on 31 March 1986, the records passed from South Yorkshire County Record Office, by agreement of the four South Yorkshire District Councils, to the custody of Sheffield Archives as lead authority

Subjects:
  • Penistone, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Politics and government
Administrative / biographical background:

John Mendelson was born (as Jakob Mendelson) of Jewish parents at Plock, Poland in 1917. He came to England in 1939, after a spell in the refugee camp at Zbaszun, and completed his education at the London School of Economics. He worked for a time as an extra-mural lecturer for Cambridge University prior to his call-up in 1943. After initial service in the Pioneer Corps, he transferred to the Royal Army Education Corps in which he was commissioned in 1947. Most of his post-war service was at the College of the Rhine Army, Gottingen.

 

In 1949 he was appointed as a staff tutor in the Department of Extra-mural Studies, Sheffield University, a post he held until June 1959 when he won the Penistone By-election for Labour. He held the seat until his sudden death in 1978. John Mendelson was on the left wing of the Labour Party and was an active member of the Tribune Group. He was a member of the Labour Party delegation to the Council of Europe 1973-77 and to the Western European Union 1973-76

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