British European Airways: Operational Research Branch

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection forms part of the Operational Research and Operational Research Society Archive (MSS.335), which was deposited with the Centre by operational research practitioners.

The archive has been catalogued to item level. A copy of this catalogue is available both online and in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources

British European Airways' original numbering of its reports has been retained in the series MSS.335/AI/1/2.

The archive comprises the reports of the Organisation and Methods branch 1955-1965 (with an index sheet to the reports); notes from the branch, 1960-1966; papers presented by the Advertising Media section, 1959; Management Advisory Services reports, 1963-1970; a list of notes from the Management Services branch, 1959-1966 (the notes themselves have not been deposited); and an unidentified branch report, c. 1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

British European Airways Limited was founded 1953. It is currently held by British Airways plc, and is no longer active as a commercial airline company.

Arrangement

This collection forms part of the Operational Research and Operational Research Society Archive (MSS.335), which was deposited with the Centre by operational research practitioners.

The archive has been catalogued to item level. A copy of this catalogue is available both online and in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources

British European Airways' original numbering of its reports has been retained in the series MSS.335/AI/1/2.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

Reports prepared by the Operational Research Branch of British European Airways were transferred to the Operational Research Society by Mr. N.R. Tobin, General Manager of Operational Research at BEA. The archive was subsequently deposited with the Modern Records Centre in February 1994 as part of the Operational Research and Operational Research Society Archive.

Other Finding Aids

An authority file exists for British European Airways (GB 152 AAR1442).

Archivist's Note

MSS.335/AI/1 catalogued by Eleanor Rowe to file level in September 1996. Collection-level description created by Charles Fonge, November 1999. Retroconverted March 2000.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Appraisal Information

The archive was weeded for unannotated duplicate copies.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the records of the Operational Research Branch of the British Overseas Airways Corporation (MSS.335/AI/2).