Memorandum and articles of association, 1963-1964, constitution of South Wales branch, 1969, membership registers and lists, 1966-1970, SMWO publications: The Mental Welfare Officer, 1958-1965, and Mental Welfare, The Professional Journal of the Incorporated Society of Mental Welfare Officers, 1965-1968. Publications of associated bodies, 1954-1972.
Society of Mental Welfare Officers
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The society was established in 1954 by the amalgamation of the National Association of Authorised Officers and the Mental Health Workers' Association. In 1970 it 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.
The archives of BASW's predecessors were listed before their deposit in the Centre. A published catalogue is available for purchase. The archives of the different organisations are distinguished by different initials.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Association of Social Workers, 17 July 1997. BASW deposited its own archives in the Centre in 2003.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/SMW
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
These archives have been weeded for duplicate ephemeral material.
Further deposits are not expected.