Catalogue description Board of Education and successors: Private Office: Files and Papers (Series II)

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Reference: ED 136
Title: Board of Education and successors: Private Office: Files and Papers (Series II)

This series contains a numbered series of files raised and used in the Private Office of the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education and Science.

The files include papers relating to Bills, briefing notes for ministers on a wide variety of subjects and a small amount of ministerial correspondence.

The subjects covered include the proposed development of education following the Second World War and background to the 1944 Education Act, the Ministry's relationship with local education authorities and the future of universities.

In addition an unnumbered series of files was kept consisting mainly of committee papers, including some relating to the Advisory Council for Education in England and the Advisory Council for Education in Wales, sets of working papers and miscellaneous correspondence.

Date: 1935-1966

This second series is arranged in a numbered series of files which, when necessary involved the use of sub-files. The files are arranged in numerical order within transfers.

The few files which have been preserved from the unnumbered series are arranged in chronological order.

Related material:

Records of the Technical Branch, the Further Education Branch, and the Youth Service:

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Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Board of Education, 1899-1944

Department of Education and Science, 1964-1992

Ministry of Education, 1944-1964

Physical description: 955 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure

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