Institute of Baths Management (Incorporated), earlier the National Association of Bath Superintendents (Incorporated)

Scope and Content

This collection includes: memorandum, articles of association and byelaws, 1930-1954; Scrap-book of job advertisements and particulars of interest to members, 1953-1965; honorary general secretary's correspondence and papers , 1964-1967; ABA/IBM pamphlets, 1925-1966; photographs, [1940s]-[1970s].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Institute of Baths Management was founded in 1921 as the Association of Bath Superintendents. It was incorporated in 1931 and became the National Association of Bath Superintendents (Incorporated). Around 1962 it became the Institute of Baths Management (Incorporated). The institute's objectives were to provide a central organisation for those employed in public or private baths, to promote their interests and to improve co-operation between members. A large proportion of its work was concerned with education and training.

Access Information

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

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Custodial History

These records were transferred from Clapton Baths in the London Borough of Hackney to the Hackney Archives Department. At least one of the honorary general secretaries of the Institute had been the superintendent of Hackney Baths. The bulk of the records were destroyed by a later superintendent before they could be transferred. The surviving records were transferred to the Modern Records Centre in 1988.