Typescript papers, 1943-1945, comprising Dr B Ifor Evans's copies of working papers of the Commission of Enquiry into the Facilities for Oriental, Slavonic, East European and African Studies, including minutes of meetings, correspondence and other administrative papers, questionnaires completed by institutions including universities and learned societies in the UK and overseas, evidence submitted by various individuals, and draft report of findings sent to Ernest Bevin (Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs).
Commission of Enquiry into the Facilities for Oriental, Slavonic, East European and African Studies
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380612
- Dates of Creation1943-1945
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box containing 3 files
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Administrative / Biographical History
The remit of the Commission of Enquiry into the Facilities for Oriental, Slavonic, East European and African Studies [Scarborough Commission] was to research facilities available in Britain and elsewhere for Oriental, East European and African studies, surveying existing facilities using questionnaires, and discussing potential needs with individuals, companies, government departments, trade associations and other organisations, including universities in South Africa and North America. Its Chairman was the Earl of Scarborough and the Secretary was Mr R T D Lechard. Its members included Dr B Ifor Evans. The Commission was appointed on 14 December 1944, and reported in 1945.
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Presented by the British Council in 1983.
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