Dollar Exports Council

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Subject files and correspondence. 1949-58.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dollar Exports Board was set up in 1949 at the instigation of the Board of Trade with the active participation of a number of bodies and interests, including the FBI, the National Union of Manufacturers, the ABCC, the TUC and the City Advisory Group. It encouraged and assisted manufacturers to export to the hard currency areas of Canada, the USA and the Caribbean. It became the Dollar Exports Advisory Council in June 1951 and the Dollar Exports Council in December 1951. In 1959 it was reconstituted as the Western Hemisphere Exports Council, becoming a constituent of the British National Export Council in 1965.

Reference: Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives.Coventry : University of Warwick Library, 1997.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Any significant work based on its use must be submitted to the CBI prior to publication.

Archivist's Note

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. A fonds level description of the archive is available on-line. An authority file exists for the Dollar Exports Council (GB 152 AAR1412).

A sources booklet, The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives , is available from the Modern Records Centre.

Appraisal Information

Material for the archive is selected in conjunction with the CBI's records management service.

Custodial History

The Dollar Exports Council archive forms part of the Confederation of British Industry's deposit in the Centre. The deposit covering the Confederation of British Industry and its predecessors was first made in 1979-80. Accruals and related deposits are listed under the entry for the Confederation of British Industry (MSS.200/C) .