Spens Committee Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, working papers, notes of evidence and draft reports of the Spens Committee on Secondary Education. Includes typescript list of documents.

Conditions Governing Access

On restricted access in the Library's Special Collections section.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Prof. Brian Simon in 1972.

Note

These papers were originally the property of Shena Dorothy Simon (1883-1972) who was a member of the Spens Committee and the wife of the 1st Baron Simon of Wythenshawe.

Prepared by Dr. A. Lacey. Special Collections Librarian, University of Leicester.

Other Finding Aids

'A handlist of the manuscript collection'. Compiled by Brian Burch and Jenny Clark. Leicester : Leicester University Library, 1998.'A handlist of the manuscript collection'. Compiled by Brian Burch and Jenny Clark. Leicester : Leicester University Library, 1998.The material includes a handlist of documents.

Bibliography

Simon, Joan. 'The shaping of the Spens Report on Secondary Education 1933-1935 : an insider's view'. British Journal of Educational Studies, vol.25. 1977. Pt.1, pp.63-80 and Pt.2, pp.170-185.