Papers of the Institute of Personnel Management: Birmingham Branch

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, 1951-1972; correspondence, 1959-1972; annual reports, 1964-69; programmes, 1960-1974; constitution, 1958; study group papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Institute of Personnel Management derives from a conference held at York in 1913. The conference wanted to improve working and social conditions and to consider workers as individuals. Its continuous existence as a central organisation dates from a later conference held at Leeds in 1917. It was not until 1917 that a name was finally established for the institute: The Central Association for Welfare Workers. The institute changed its name a further three times, first in 1924 to the Institute of Industrial Welfare Workers Incorporated, in 1931 to the Institute of Labour Management, and in 1946 to the Institute of Personnel Management. The Institute had a number of local and regional branches of which the Birmingham branch was one.

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


The collection is currently uncatalogued

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers. Notes on conditions of use are given to all researchers before they are allowed access to the deposit.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Birmingham Branch in 1975.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for the Institute of Personnel Management: Birmingham Branch (GB 152 AAR1823).

Conditions Governing Use

The text of any publication based on these records is to be submitted to the Director of the Institute before publication.

Appraisal Information

The collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The papers of the Institute of Personnel Management itself are also held by the Modern Records Centre at MSS.97. Papers of the Institute of Personnel Management: Midlands Region are at MSS.211.