Papers of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Committee papers, 1970s-1980s, including Administrative Committee papers, 1970-1990, Education Committee files, 1976-1989, and Organising Committee files, 1981-1993; files relating to conferences, 1975-81; Five International Associations Co-ordinating Committee papers, 1970-1985; correspondence with officers, 1970s; correspondence 1950s-70s; papers relating to General Meetings, 1960-1993.

Administrative / Biographical History

The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) is an international organization of nationalsocieties whose primary object is the advancement of Operational Research. Its aims are the development of Operational Research as a unified science and itsadvancement in all nations of the world. IFORS was established in 1959 and its initial membership consisted of the Operations Research of America, the Operational Research Society of the United Kingdom, and The Socit Franaise de Recherche Oprationnelle.

Reference: IFORS website, 8 March 2001:


The papers have not yet been arranged. A box list is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers, except those required under the Data Protection Act.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by IFORS, February 2001

Other Finding Aids

An authority record exists for IFORS (GB 152 AAR 1618).

Archivist's Note

Collection level created by C. Woodland, March 2000.

Conditions Governing Use

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


Further deposits are expected.