Papers of the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Committee minutes, 1979-80; conference reports etc., 1979-88; Essex branch minutes, 1974-87 (MSS.299).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association (AMMA) was formed in 1978 by the merger of the Association of Assistant Mistresses and the Assistant Masters' Association. In 1993 it became the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. Both the Association of Assistant Mistresses and the Assistant Masters' Association had been a member of the Joint Committee of the Four Secondary Associations, more commonly known as the "Joint Four" from 1917-1978.

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

The initial deposit of records of the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association was made in 1988. The collection has been added to on a regular basis.

Other Finding Aids

The collection is uncatalogued.

An authority record exists for Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association (GB 152 AAR1201).

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 expected.

Related Material

Other papers of the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association are located at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

The Centre also holds publications of the Assistant Masters' Association (MSS.453/AMA) and the Association of Assistant Mistresses (MSS.059). Further records of the Assistant Masters' Association (including branch records) are located at London University: Institute of Education. Branch records of the Association of Assistant Mistresses are located at Cambridgeshire County Record Office and Derbyshire Record Office. 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.