East Midlands Operational Research Group

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the minutes, correspondence and financial papers of the East Midlands Operational Research Group, 1977-1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

An East Midlands Operational Research Society was established by January 1970, a splinter group formed from the Midlands Operational Research Society. Its second meeting was held in December 1970. Although it developed a committee, poor membership and its emerging status as a society delayed its affiliation with the ORS (MSS.335/SO/3/14/2; MSS.335/SO/4/4/15, p. 1). It occurs as EMORG (the East Midlands Operational Research Group) by February 1974 and was associated with the Operational Research Society by 1977 (MSS.335/SO/3/14/1). The region covered by EMORG includes Derbyshire, parts of Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited by the Rolls Royce Operational Research Group in June 1998.

Other Finding Aids

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.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre holds the following other collections relating to the history, development and practice of operational research and to pioneers and practitioners in this field (collectively known as the Operational Research Archive): British European Airways: Operational Research Branch (MSS.335/AI/1); British Overseas Airways Corporation: Operational Research Branch (MSS.335/AI/2); British Steel Operational Research papers and Memoranda (MSS.335/BS); the Papers of Professor Stephen Cook (MSS.335/CK); the Community Operational Research Unit (MSS.335/COR); Papers of the Fellowship for Operational Research (MSS.335/FOR); papers for British Gas Operational Research (MSS.335/GA); British Gas North West Operational Research Reports (MSS.335/GA/NW); GKN Operational Research Reports (MSS.335/GKN); Fellowship for Operational Research (MSS.335/FOR); International Federation of Operational Research Societies (MSS.335/IFORS);Interviews with Operational Research Pioneers and Related Papers (MSS.335/INT); the Institute for Operational Research (MSS.335/IOR); the Local Government Operational Research Unit (MSS.335/LG); Miscellaneous and Fragmentary Operational Research Papers (MSS.335/MIS); Operational Analysis Branch, NATO (MSS.335/OAB); Draft Obituaries of Operational Research Practitioners (MSS.335/OBIT); the Papers of Jack Plymen (MSS.335/PLY); the Papers of Professor K. Brian Haley relating to Operational Research Quarterly (MSS.335/SO/H); the Papers of Rolphe C. Tomlinson (MSS.335/TOM); and the Papers of Dr Edward D. van Rest (MSS.335/VR).