Papers of the Association of Education Committees

Scope and Content

Minute books, papers and files of correspondence of the Association of Education Committees

Administrative / Biographical History

The Association of Education Committees was the chief organisation for education authorities from the time of the 1944 Education Act until its dissolution in 1977. The Executive committee comprised Chief Education Officers and the chairmen of local authority Education Committees. Sir William (later Lord) Alexander served as General Secretary to the Committee for more than 30 years

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Association through Lord Alexander; received in August 1977


In English

Other Finding Aids

A guide for readers and a provisional index (in 3 parts) are kept in the Special Collections reception area; the primary sources part of the collection is catalogued in a major subject headings catalogue, a numerical catalogue and a subsidiary catalogue

Related Material

See also MSS 795 and 1302