Art School files of the Board of Education, Technical Branch, and Ministry of Education, Further Education Branch recording the contribution made by art schools and classes to fine art and industrial design with special attention to the needs of local staple industries and, in some cases, the provision of courses for intending Art Teachers.
The papers include reports by H.M. Inspectors, interview and conference memoranda, and material dealing with the acquisition of sites and buildings, and the classification of Art Schools and Art Classes. Some files contain a digest of information relating to the award of Building Grant by the Science and Art Department prior to 1896, the conveyance of land, etc.
The current (1962) series of files, started in 1924, absorbed earlier papers. A few files extend up to 1949.