Papers of the Association of Family Case Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Annual reports, 1958-1968; various minutes series, 1942-1970; various AGFC publications including AGFC/AFCW Newsletter, 1959-1970, Social Work, 1949-1970; evidence/memoranda submitted to enquiries, 1956-1970.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association was established in 1940. It was known as the Association of General and Family Case Workers between 1954 and 1963 but reverted to its earlier title in 1963. In 1970 the association merged with six other social workers' organisations to form the British Association of Social Workers.

Reference: R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970.Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1987. R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, British Association of Social Workers. Supplementary Catalogue to the Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970.Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1988.

Conditions Governing Access

Open except for membership records and other records restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Association of Social Workers, 17th July 1997. BASW deposited its own archives in the Centre in 2003.

Other Finding Aids

Reference: R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970.Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1987. R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, British Association of Social Workers. Supplementary Catalogue to the Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970.Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1988.

Authority records exist for Association of Family Case Workers (GB 0152 AAR0995) and Association of General and Family Case Workers (GB 0152 AAR1001).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

These archives have been weeded for duplicate ephemeral material.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

MSS.378/BASW contains records after 1970, when this association was merged with others to form the British Association of Social Workers.

Related archives held in the Centre are : Association of Child Care Officers (MSS.378/ACCO); Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (MSS.378/APSW); Association of Social Workers (MSS.378/ASW); Institute of Medical Social Workers (MSS.378/IMSW); Moral Welfare Workers' Association (MSS.378/MWWA); Society of Mental Welfare Officers (MSS.378/SMWO); Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers (MSS.378/TUB); Association of Children's Officers (MSS.378/ACO); National Association of Probation Officers (MSS.378/PROB); and Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers (MSS.378/SCOSW).