Papers of Frederick Morris Martin, b.1923, sociologist, Professor of Social Administration, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1972-1985

Scope and Content

  • Information and correspondence relating to the Home Office Data Protection Committee 1976-1982
  • Papers relating to the creation of a Social Science faculty at Glasgow University 1971-1974
  • Information regarding the Institute of Soviet and East European Studies (IEES) 1977-1979
  • Minutes of meetings of the Board of management and Administrative Studies, along with details of the Scottish Business School Management Conference, March 1976, 1975-1980
  • Documents relating to social work diploma students c.1970s-1980s

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick Morris Martin was born on 02 October 1923  , the son of J and M Martin. In 1947 he married Cicely Frances Brown and had one son and two daughters. He was educated at London elementary and secondary schools, going on to study at Birkbeck College, University of London. He graduated in 1949  with First Class Honours in Psychology with Sociology. From 1949-1952  he taught social psychology at the London School of Economics, and subsequently combined a research appointment at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with a part time lectureship in psychology and sociology at Birkbeck College. From 1956-1967  he was successively Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in the department of Social Medicine at the University of Edinburgh . In 1967 he returned to London to join the Greater London Council where he became the Assistant Director of Research and Intelligence. In 1969 he was promoted to Head of Social Research and Policy Division. In 1972  Frederick Morris Martin returned to Scotland again to become a Professor of Social Administration at the University of Glasgow , where he remained until 1985  . His publications include: (with Jean Floud and A H Halsey) Social Class and educational Opportunity , (1956); (with G F Rehin) Patterns of Performance in Community Care , (1978); (with Margaret Bone and Bernadette Spain) Plans and Provisions for the Mentally Handicapped , (1972); ed, (with Kathleen Murray) Children's Hearings , (1976); ed, Social Services in Scotland , (1979); (with S J Fox and Kathleen Murray) Children out of Court , (1981); as well as WHO Reports, PEP pamphlets, papers and reviews in Social science and medical journals.

Who's Who , (1981, London); The College Courant , Vol. 24, No. 48, (1972, Glasgow).


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Ms Judith Wilding, Dept of Social Administration and Social Work


Compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 08 October 2004

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