Organisation and Methods Society

Scope and Content

This collection contains: OMS Aims, Constitution, Scheme of Study; OMS annual general meetings, 10-13, 1971-4; O & M International Conference 1975 : Proceedings; File re G. Briscoe's article on 20th anniversary of merger, and copy of article.

Society journals: 'Office Methods and Machines', 1968-1969; 'Management in Action incorporating the journal of the Organisation and Methods Society', 1969-1975. 'Management Decision incorporating Management in Action', 1975-1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Organisation and Methods Society was founded in 1962 and merged with the Institute of Work Study Practitioners in 1975, to form the Institute of Practitioners in Work Study, Organisation and Methods, which became the Institute of Management Services in 1978.

Reference: Graham Briscoe 'Where are they now?', 'Management Services', April 1995, pp.18-23, London, 1995.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Graham Briscoe, a former member of the OMS Council, in 1996 and 2001. Additional file of papers deposited Jan 2018.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

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


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The papers of the Institute of Management Services are also deposited in the Centre (ref. MSS.414)