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Scope and Content

File containing manuscripts (largely in the form of typescripts and annotated typescripts) and proofs of contributions to the first two Black Papers, along with two additional pieces. Contents are as follows:

/1-4 Typescript contributions to Fight for Education, consisting of: Angus Maude, 'The Egalitarian Threat' (/1); Kingsley Amis, 'Pernicious Participation' (/2); Robert Conquest, 'Undotheboys Hall' (/3); and C.B. Cox, 'In Praise of Examinations' (/4).

/5-7 Typescript contributions to Black Paper Two, consisting of: June Wedgwood Benn, 'Letter to the Black Paper Editors' (/5); Arnold Beichman, 'Where have all the Teachers Gone?' (/6); and Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest, 'The Anti-Sex, Croquet-Playing, Statistic-Snubbing, Boyle-Baiting, Black Fascist Paper' (/7).

/8 Unidentified manuscript entitled 'A Comprehensive School's Effect on an Upper 6th Pupil'.

/9-10 Corrected proofs of contributions to Black Paper Two, consisting of: John Sparrow, 'Revolt and Reform in Oxford, 1968-9' (/9); and an incomplete proof of Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest, 'The Anti-Sex, Croquet-Playing, Statistic-Snubbing, Boyle-Baiting, Black Fascist Paper' (/10).

/11 Unidentified CQ proof of a letter entitled 'Headlong Decline in Standards: From a Teacher'.