Papers of the Assistant Masters' Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Publications from the Assistant Masters' Association

Administrative / Biographical History

Established in 1891 as the Assistant Masters' Association. In 1901 articles of incorporation were taken out and it became the Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters in Secondary Schools (I.A.A.M.) but was popularly referred to as the Assistant Masters' Association throughout. In 1978 it merged with the Association of Assistant Mistresses to become the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association which then became the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in 1993.

From 1917 onwards the association acted in co-operation with the Association of Assistant Mistresses, the Association of Headmistresses and the Incorporated Association of Headmasters through the Joint Committee of the Four Secondary Associations, more commonly known as the "Joint Four". From 1921 all four organisations had their headquarters in a common building.

Reference: IAAM year books and other publications in MSS.453; A.M.A.: Seventy Years of Progress (London, AMA, [1961]).

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

These papers were transferred from the University Library (Old ref: 41T).

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for Assistant Masters' Association (GB 152 AAR1204).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Further records of the Assistant Masters' Association (including branch records) are located at London University: Institute of Education.

The Modern Records Centre also holds papers of the Association of Assistant Mistresses, 1894-1978 (MSS.59) and the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association, 1974-88 (MSS.299). Branch records of the Association of Assistant Mistresses are located at Cambridgeshire County Record Office and Derbyshire Record Office. Further papers of the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association are located at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Papers of the Joint Committee of the Four Secondary Associations ("Joint Four") are located at Southampton University Library with branch records at Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Gloucestershire Record Office and the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland.