BEVERIDGE, William Henry, 1879-1963, 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggal, economist: Unemployment Papers

Scope and Content

Central and Local Government reports and pamphlets collated by Sir William Henry Beveridge, 1886-1914, relating to the causes and incidence of unemployment and its possible cures, such as labour exchanges, benefits and relief, and including material created by the Charity Organisation Society, provincial Distress Committees (Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Burton-upon-Trent, Coventry, Dudley, East Ham, Edinburgh, Great Yarmouth, Halifax, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth, Reading, Sunderland, Warrington, West Ham, and Wolverhampton), various London boroughs (Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Camberwell, Chelsea, Deptford, Finsbury, Fulham, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Holborn, Lambeth, Lewisham, Paddington, Poplar, Marylebone, Saint Pancras, Southwark, Stepney, Stoke Newington, Wandsworth, Westminster, and Woolwich), the Central (Unemployed) Body for London, and the government of Great Britain. Includes reports and pamphlets on unemployment written by individual authors, for which there is an index.

Administrative / Biographical History

For a biography, see the Beveridge personal papers (Ref: Beveridge).


Arranged [by Beveridge] broadly by type of document.

Access Information

This collection has been microfilmed and the originals withdrawn from public use for preservation purposes. The microfilm must be used. Apply to Archivist for originals.

Acquisition Information

Given by Beveridge in 1896.

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlist and on-line catalogue available.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 1997. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 207-218).

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Separated Material

For details of material in other institutions relating to Beveridge, see the Beveridge personal papers (Ref: Beveridge).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by British Library of Political and Economic Science. Microfilm copies only.

Custodial History

Originally part of the Library pamphlet series, probably received by the Archives during the early 1930s. Formerly catalogued as Coll B.

Related Material

The BLPES holds the personal papers of William Henry Beveridge, which contain a section on unemployment and labour exchanges (Ref: Beveridge/3), and Beveridge papers concerning the Unemployment Insurance Committee (Ref: Coll Misc 0014).

Geographical Names