Records of Scottish Council for Research in Education, educational researchers, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Constitution records, 1932-1971;
  • Minutes including Council Meeting minutes, Board of Management minutes, various Committees, Unit Group Management minutes, 1928 -2002;
  • Register of Members, 1933-2000;
  • Financial Records, 1939-1960;
  • Publications, 1979-1995;
  • Historical material, 1900-1988;
  • Research article papers, 1940-1993;
  • Registers of research, 1957-1989;
  • Photographs, 1931-1999;
  • Scottish Mental Survey, 1932 and 1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Council for Research in Education was founded in 1928 as a voluntary body with members drawn from the Association of Education Authorities, the Educational Institute of Scotland, the Association of Directors of Education, members of the teaching profession, those engaged in educational administration, and students and staff of universties and colleges of education. Until 1961, when it appointed an assessor, the Scottish Education Department was not represented. In 1932, the Council was registered as a Limited company with no share capital and in 1972, it was reconstituted.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and alphabetically within record series

Conditions Governing Access

Some records may be subject to Data Protection legislation

Acquisition Information

Deposit: SCRE: 2002: ACCN 2122, 2695, 2967

Other Finding Aids

None

Alternative Form Available

No

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Scottish Council for Research in Education prior to deposit

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

No known related material

Location of Originals

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Bibliography

Publications relating to SCRE available in Glasgow University Library. Specific publications to the SMS study in the University Library include: "Eleven-Year-Olds Grow Up"by J S MacPherson; "The Level and Trend of National Intelligence"by J Maxwell; "Sixteen Years On: A Follow-up of the 1947 Scottish Survey"by J Maxwell; "The Trend of Scottish Intelligence: A Comparison of the 1947 and 1932 Surveys of the Intelligence of Eleven-Year-Old Pupils (SCRE)"

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Elva McLean, volunteer, 24 January 2008. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Elva McLean, Volunteer, 24 January 2008. Catalogue edited by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 3 May 2012. Catalogue edited by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 28 January 2013.

Geographical Names