Papers of the industrial relations academic, Shirley Walowitz Lerner.
The archive primarily comprises papers relating to her academic and university work. The archive does not contain a comprehensive set of Lerner's draft and unpublished monographs, articles and lectures, although there are a number of items dating from the 1960s (SWL/1). There is limited correspondence in the archive, mostly connected to research and publications (SWL/2).
There is a small amount of research material in the archive, which is disparate in nature (SWL/3); this includes some undergraduate and postgraduate notes on economics and industrial relations (including lectures and articles by her future brother-in-law, Abba Lerner). Some research notes relate directly to published works, while in other cases, it is unclear whether this research was published.
A series of miscellaneous documents (SWL/4) is very diverse in nature, and includes some primary source material collected by Lerner concerning British Jewish labour history, Manchester trade unions, and socialism in Edwardian Sheffield. There are also two large typescripts, one relating to trades union officials and the other an economics textbook; it is believed that neither was authored by Lerner.
Lerner did not habitually date documents, so in most cases only approximate dates of creation can be assigned (usually by decade).