BEVERIDGE, William Henry, 1879-1963, 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggal, economist: Coal Commission papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir William Henry Beveridge, Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry, relating to the Commission, 1925-1926. Includes details of the structure of the industry, the nationalisation of mines, profitability, royalties, distribution and profits, transport, output and hours of work, wages, the Labour Co-Partnership Association, the cost of living and family allowances, recruitment, safety, welfare and housing; memoranda of evidence; a plan of the report and drafts of sections; press cuttings concerning the coal strike of 1926, compiled by Jules Menken; and general statistics used for research.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir William Henry Beveridge was Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry, 1925-1926. For a biography, see the Beveridge personal papers (Ref: Beveridge).

Arrangement

The arrangement of the documents follows the scheme of divisions and classification used by Beveridge. The press cuttings are arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has been microfilmed and the originals withdrawn from public use for preservation purposes. The microfilm must be used. Apply to Archivist for originals.

Other Finding Aids

Printed handlist and on-line catalogue available.

Alternative Form Available

Microfilm made available by Follet Preservation Microfilming Project, 1998. Films are held on open access in the Library (Archives MF 274-278).

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science catalogue. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Separated Material

For details of material in other institutions relating to Beveridge, see the description of the Beveridge personal papers (Ref: Beveridge).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by British Library of Political and Economic Science. Microfilm copies only.

Custodial History

Given by Beveridge in 1940. The five volumes of press cuttings were given by Jules Menken. Previously catalogued as Coll T.

Related Material

The BLPES holds the personal papers of William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggal, which contain some material relating to the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry (Ref: Beveridge/8/1-3), and Beveridge papers relating to the coal strike of 1921 (Coll Misc 0006).