Papers of the Institute of Personnel Management

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Council minutes, 1924-1963; Executive and other committee minutes, 1917-1963; conference reports, 1913, 1917-1919; subject files, (including files re individual branches); publications, (including annual reports, 1920-64);  Welfare Work: the Journal of the Institute of industrial Welfare workers, 1920-1962; branch records. Also includes papers 1931-1951 of W. H. McIndoe Jackson, President of the Institute 1927-8 and 1936-8; papers 1927-1932 of Miss F. A. F. Livingstone; papers 1919-1928 of A. C. Marshall, President of the Institute; papers of Miss A. M. Smyth, 1922-1929

Administrative / Biographical History

The Institute of Personnel Management derives from a conference held at York in 1913 aimed at improving working and social conditions and considering workers as individuals. Its continuous existence as a central organisation dates from a later conference held at Leeds in 1917. In 1917 the organization was named the Central Association for Welfare Workers. In 1924 the name was changed to the Institute of Industrial Welfare Workers Incorporated, and in 1931 the name the Institute of Labour Management was adopted. In 1946 there was a further name change to the Institute of Personnel Management. This name endured for nearly 50 years until a merger with the Institute of Training and Development in 1994 led to the adoption of the title the Institute of Personnel and Development. The Institute of Personnel and Development became the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on 1 July 2000. In 2002 CIPD had 110,000 members.

Reference: M.M Niven, Personnel Management 1913-1963 ((London, 1967).).

http://www.hrmguide.co.uk/cipd.htm (2002)

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 was made in May 1975. Further deposits of material were received in December 1975, July 1978, and December 1984. Material relating to the British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education was deposited in February 1998 (MSS.97/BACIE)

Other Finding Aids

A file level catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. A file level catalogue for MSS.097/4/2 is available in electronic format.

Authority records exist for the Central Association of Welfare Workers (GB 152 AAR 1623), the Institute of Industrial Welfare Workers Incorporated (GB 152 AAR 1624), the Institute of Labour Management (GB 152 AAR 1625), and the Institute of Personnel Management (GB 152 AAR 1622).

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.

Custodial History

It should be noted that M.M. Niven comments in her book, Personnel Management 1913-1963 (London, 1967) on the destruction of "many useful papers" on the requisitioning of the Institute's office in June 1940 (p.104).

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also has material relating to the British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education (MSS.97/BACIE).