Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education: various series of minutes, 1943-75; extensive subject files, 1951-71; reports, 1964-75; publications, 1943-75; West Midland Branch files, 1972-5; files re the merger of the former Coventry College of Education with the University of Warwick.

Council of Principals: minutes, 1929-38.

Training College Association: subject files and minutes, 1918-44; some branch and sectional minutes, 1928-55; Journal of Experimental Pedagogy, 1911-22; Bulletin, 1923-43.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education was formed in 1943 by the merger of the Training College Association (founded 1891) and the Council of Principals (founded 1913). In 1976 it amalgamated with the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions to form the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education.

Reference: J.D. Browne, Teachers of teachers.London, 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open.

Archivist's Note

An interim box list of the archive is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. The Centre also holds the records of the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (MSS.176) and the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions (MSS.176/TI).

An authority file exists for the Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education (GB 152 AAR1228) and its predecessors : the Training College Association (GBR 0152 AAR1229) and the Council of Principals (GBR 0152 AAR1230).

Custodial History

The first deposit of the records of the Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education was made in 1978 by the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education. Details of this initial deposit and subsequent accruals are listed below.

Accruals

Accruals :

  • 7th March 1978 : 29 boxes of ATCDE records, unaccompanied van collection [indefinite loan];
  • 26th July 1978 : Journal of Experimental Pedagogy and Training College Record, vols. 1-6, via Miss J.D. Browne [indefinite loan];
  • 10th August 1978 : NE Branch minutes, 1933-55; Midland Branch minutes, 1928-71, via Miss J.D. Browne [indefinite loan];
  • 12th July 1979 : 1937 TCA survey file; ATCDE publications, via Miss J.D. Browne [indefinite loan];
  • September 1983 : 1 packet West Midland branch files from Mary Hulton [indefinite loan];
  • 10th September 1996 : 1 box West Midland branch files re Canley merger, delivered by Mary Hulton [indefinite loan].