National Council for Technological Awards

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Subject Panel Correspondence, 1957-1964; Governing Body's papers, 1956-1964; Executive Committee papers, 1956-1963; Annual Report, 1959-1964; papers relating to industrial training, 1958-1965; College of Technologists papers, 1958-1965; Board of Scientific and Industrial Studies (BSIS) papers, 1959-1965; subject files relating to individual institutions, 1956-1964; Lord Hives's correspondence, 1956-1964; publications, 1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Council for Technological Awards was established by the Minister of Education in July 1955. The Council's Governing Body and Boards of Studies met for the first time in December 1955, though it was governed by a Declaration of Trust dated 22 November 1956. The Council had two Boards of Studies, in Engineering and in Technologies other than Engineering, to create and administer awards for students in technical colleges who completed courses in technology approved by the Governing Body (the Diploma in Technology). In May 1959 the Council established the College of Technologists, which granted Membership for research work. The Council handed its responsibilities on to the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) in 1964.

Reference: Report December 1955 to July 1957, MSS.322/TA/109, MSS.322/TA/101, file 1 and MSS.322/TA/100).


The collection is uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Council for National Academic Awards in 1993.

Other Finding Aids

A temporary box list is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for National Council for Technological Awards (GB 152 AAR2279).

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 expected.

Related Material

Seventy files of the Council's reports, minutes and papers of the Council and its committees etc., 1955-65, are available at the Public Record Office (ref. DB 1).

The Modern Records Centre also holds the archives of the Council for National Academic Awards (MSS.322CN) and the archives of the The National Council for Diplomas in Art & Design (MSS.322/AD).