This collection is formed of three parts:
1. Board of Education Inspectors' Association Records: Comprising Executive, Section and Divisional Committee minutes and papers, annual reports, constitution and rules, Treasurer's papers, ledgers, retired members papers, the H.M. Inspectorate Information Gazette and inspection reports.
2. Historical records: Comprising lists of inspectors, papers associated with the history of HMI publication 'The Inspectors' Calling - HMI and the Shaping of Educational Policy, England and Wales, 1945-1992' by Stuart Maclure, and general historical accounts from HMIs.
3. Personal archives: Comprises the personal papers of individual HMIs variously containing biographical histories and memoirs, texts of talks and lectures, and papers detailing subject specialisms.