British Association for Commercial Education (BACE) and the British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education (BACIE)

Scope and Content

Includes executive Committee/Council minutes, 1931-6, 1952-75; General Council minutes, 1930-9, 1952-94; General Purposes Committee minutes, 1938; Finance Committee minutes, 1952-79; Finance and General Purposes Committee minutes, 1980-94; National Association for the Advancement of Education for Commerce minutes, 1937-50; Policy Advisory Committee minutes, 1966-75; annual general meetings minutes, 1933-8, 1944-94; other committee minutes, 1934-93; register of members, 1953-6.

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Association for Commercial Education was formed in 1930 or 1931 and in 1934 it merged with the Association for Education in Industry and Commerce (formed in 1919) to form the British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education. In 1994 BACIE ceased its operations and its commercial activities were taken over by the Institute of Personnel and Development (IPD).

Reference: 'The Times', 25 Apr 1930; page 7; Issue 45496; column B. Perry, P.J.C, 'The Evolution of British Manpower Policy: from the Statute of Artificers 1563 to the Industrial Training Act 1964' (BACIE, 1976), page 46.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

The BACIE archives were deposited with the Centre in 1998 as an addition to the existing Institute of Personnel Development archive.

Related Material

Records of the Institute of Personnel Management.