National Association of Teachers of Home Economics and Technology

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of Executive Council, 1904-1951; minutes and papers of other committees, 1896-1974; reports of annual conferences, 1944-1948; accounts, 1922-1971; correspondence relating to: administration and committees, 1939-1965; education policy, 1942-1970; funds and scholarships, 1947-1966; miscellaneous correspondence, 1946-1974; correspondence and papers relating to the 9th and 10th International Congress on Home Economics, 1953-1963; with the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions, 1936-1968; publications, including Housecraft the official magazine of the ATDS, 1928-1976; Practical Education and School Crafts, 1925-1927; Yearbooks, 1907-1940; Home Economics published by the IFHE, 1971-1981; IFHE Congresses, 1972, 1976; other publications, 1933-1968; printed materials from the Gloucestershire Training College of Domestic Science, 1921-1969; manuscript notes of Miss W.B. Wakefield's studies at Gloucestershire Training College, 1921-1926; branch records of Cambridge and West Suffolk branch, 1938-1962; London and South Eastern Counties, 1915-1954; Buckinghamshire, 1948-1949; miscellaneous papers, 1928-1964.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Association of Teachers of Home Economics and Technology was founded in 1897 as the Association of Teachers of Domestic Science Ltd. In 1909 it became the Association of Teachers of Domestic Subjects before reverting to its original title in 1962. In c.1983 it became the National Association of Teachers of Home Economics Ltd. and adopted its current title in 1991.

Reference: H. Sillitoe, A history of the teaching of domestic subjects.London, 1933; repr. 1966.; H. Clements, The Association of Teachers of Domestic Science and the place of domestic science in the school curriculum 1895-1925, University of Warwick MA diss., 1979.

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/holdings/class. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open except for a 30 year closure on confidential minutes and files containing personal information. Please consult the Centre's staff for further details.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Association in 1978, 1985 and 1996.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue to file level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/ead/177.htm, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for both incarnations of the the National Association of Teachers of Home Economics Ltd. (GB 152 AAR1235 and GB 152 AAR1233); the Association of Teachers of Domestic Subjects (GB 152 AAR1234); the National Association of Teachers of Home Economics Ltd. (GB 152 AAR1232) and the National Association of Teachers of Home Economics and Technology (GB 0152 AAR1231).

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 for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds papers of other teaching organisations including the National Union of Teachers MSS.179 and the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions.

The Centre also holds other related material: W.B. Tegetmeier, The Scholar's handbook of household management cookery, Macmillan for School Board of London, MSS.21/1352.

Mrs Chas. Clarke, Plain cookery recipes, National Training School for Cookery, 1916, MSS.21/1383.

County Borough of Halifax, Education Committee, Cookery recipes and other information..., 1921, MSS.21/1401 .

Norfolk school cookery book, in three courses, compiled for use in Country Elementary Schools(Jarrold Sons Ltd., early C.20), MSS.21/1592 .

Essex Education Committee, The Essex cookery book, 13th edn, 1936 ,MSS.21/1635 .

County cookery book, John Albinson Ltd., Oldham, c.1902, with 4pp.  'General hints to teachers of cookery', MSS.21/1746 .