Papers and letters in connection with the Nuffield College Social Reconstruction Survey

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Scope and Content

Papers and letters in connection with the Nuffield College Social Reconstruction Survey, 1941-1943, by John Harry Jones, Professor of Economics at Leeds 1919-1946

One of the most significant domestic developments during the Second World War was the emergence of comprehensive social planning. It had its roots in various political, sociological, architectural and general cultural movements of before the war, but the emergency gave it impetus and cohesion. The most well-known document to have resulted from this movement was the Beveridge Report, but many other surveys were made. These papers refer to the involvement of Professor John Harry Jones (1881-1973), professor of economics at Leeds from 1919 to 1946, with the Nuffield College Social Reconstruction Survey, led by G D H Cole in the early 1940s. A large part of the material refers to Jones's local investigations in Yorkshire on behalf of the Survey.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Harry Jones was Professor of Economics at Leeds 1919-1946. He was born in Wales and graduated at Cardiff in 1903. After further study at Leipzig and Berlin he lectured at Liverpool and Glasgow before coming to Leeds. During the First World War he served in the Ministries of Munitions and of Labour. Later he served on a number of Royal Commissions and Boards, notably the Nova Scotia Royal Commission of Economic Enquiry in 1934.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Gift of the School of Economic and Social Studies, October 1980

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letintro.htm

Additional Information

The Nuffield College Social Reconstruction Survey, 1941-1943, was led by G.D.H. Cole