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.