ACADEMIC FREEDOMCOMMITTEE

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes, reports, circulars and correspondence with and about applicants tothe Committee. There is further relevant material in the main series of theLSE Central Filing Registry files:

  • Section 1. Academic Freedom Committee 1933 - 1938
  • Section 2. Academic Freedom Committee 1933 - 1935
  • Section 3. Academic Freedom Committee: academic applications 1933 - 1937
  • Section 4. Academic Freedom Committee: non-academic applicants 1933 - 1948
  • Section 5. Academic Freedom Committee 1933 - 1938
  • Section 6. Academic Assistance Fund 1934 - 1939
  • Section 7. Academic Assistance Council 1933 - 1938
  • Section 8. Academic Assistance Fund 1933 - 1957
  • Section 9. Correspondence with contributors to the Fund 1933 - 1935
  • Section 10. Bank Pass book 1938 - 1957

Administrative / Biographical History

On 30th January 1933 Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) came to power in Germany.One of the first acts of legislation following this was the 'Restorationof Civil Service Act'. The Act encouraged the removal of 'undesirable people', including academic professors, who had civil service status. Following a proposal by the Director of the London School of EconomicsWilliam Beveridge, the Professorial Council was set up on 3rd May 1933. Its aim was to assist refugee scholars from Germany. It also establishedthe Academic Assistance Fund. All members of staff were urged to give 1(lecturers), 2%(readers) or 3 (professors) of their salaries annually in order to collect at least 1,000 for the fund. This 'tax' was discontinuedin June 1936, and in 1937 it was decided to transfer the assets of the Fundto the Academic Assistance Council. In 1938 the fund was revived.

Arrangement

10 sections

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