British Council Staff Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Files relating to conditions of service, 1970s-80s, minutes of staff committees within the Council, office bulletins and trade union side papers, 1940s-80s

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Council was established in 1934 to promote a wider knowledge of the UK abroad and to develop cultural relations between the UK and other countries. In the UK it maintained centres to provide services for visitors from overseas. It was also responsible for the accommodation and welfare services for colonial students in the UK.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Archivist's Note

A list of box contents, arranged according to the BCSS's filing system, follows this note. An authority file exists for this corporate body.

Conditions Governing Use

The archive is open for research when it is ten years old.

Appraisal Information

The archive has been weeded by the depositor.

Custodial History

The archive has been deposited in the Centre in several stages, 1997-8.