Records of International Correspondence Schools (ICS), 1890-, distance learning organisation, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • ICS Reference Library books, 1905-1923;
  • ICS Ltd minutes and other administrative papers, 1902-1996;
  • ICS Ltd advertisements, 1950s-late 1980s;
  • ICS (Australasia) papers, including minutes, 1922-1972;
  • Trans-World Educational Services Ltd papers, including minutes, 1922-1972;
  • Intertext Training Services papers, including minutes, 1922-1972;
  • Women's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences papers, including minutes, 1922-1972;
  • Photographs, 20th century;
  • Artefacts, 1890-2009.

Administrative / Biographical History

ICS was established in 1890 in the USA, and pioneered a new way to learn - distance learning. This offered people the option of studying on their own terms, from home, work or anywhere they wanted. ICS continues to operate under these same principles today and uses modern technology to deliver their courses.

ICS has operated under different names over the years. The company moved to London in the early 20th century, and the Head Office is now in Glasgow.



Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Long-term deposit : ICS : 18 Jul 2013 : ACCN 3777


Collection box listed by Alzbeta Vicianova, ERASMUS student, 30 Sep 2013. Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 28 Apr 2014

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

To be appraised

Geographical Names