Papers of Dr Edward Douglas van Rest

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive contains the files of Dr van Rest, which comprise correspondence, photographs, printed material and other personalia, 1954-1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr van Rest was born in 1901.


This collection forms part of the Operational Research and Operational Research Society Archive (MSS.335), which was deposited with the Centre by operational research practitioners.

The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited with the Modern Records Centre by Dr David van Rest, formerly lecturer in engineering at the University of Cambridge, in February 1995.

Other Finding Aids

An authority file exists for Dr Edward Douglas van Rest (GB 152 AAR1460).

Archivist's Note

MSS.335/VR catalogued by RAS to file level in June 1988. Collection-level description created by Charles Fonge, November 1999.

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.