Papers of the Central Register and Clearing House Ltd.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The deposit includes Clearing House committee minutes and related papers, 1949-1989; other minutes, 1958-1988; annual reports, 1966-1991; papers of the Admission Conferences of the early and mid eighties which led to significant changes in the workings of CRCH and of the Graduate Teacher Training Registry, records of the agreement by which CRCH was amalgamated with PCAS, 1985-1988; miscellaneous publications, 1973-1991.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Central Register and Clearing House Ltd. (CRCH) originated in the Clearing House Committee of the Council of Principals, set up in 1933 to process applications for places at teacher training colleges. In 1943 the Council of Principals became the Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education. The Clearing House Committee continued to meet and its activities were extended to cover applicants for both university and non-university courses. The volume of applications dealt with eventually became so great that the Clearing House Committee was formed into an independent body. In 1962 it became the Central Register and Clearing House Ltd. In 1992 the Clearing House was wound up and its responsibilities passed to the University Central Council of Admissions (UCCA) and the Polytechnic Council Admissions Service (PCAS).

Reference: E.B. Sowerbutts, Record of the Clearing House ( (1984)). ; J.D. Browne, Teachers of teachers - a history of the ATCDE ((1979)).

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre in 1992 by the Central Register and Clearing House Ltd.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for the Central Register and Clearing House Ltd. (GB 152 AAR2268).

Conditions Governing Use

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

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds records of the Council of Principals and the Association of Teachers in Colleges and Departments of Education (GB 152 MSS.176/CD).