Papers of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree [UOY deposit]


The following records were sorted and listed in a 4 part catalogue in the early 1980s under the title 'The Rowntree Papers. The Research Papers of Seebohm Rowntree'. The catalogue included the following note: 'The arrangement of this provisional list is, as far as possible, the original arrangement of Seebohm Rowntree himself. Rowntree's numbering of the files has been followed but where files were not numbered by Rowntree they have been assigned numbers in parentheses. Numbers which have no contents list attached refer to files now lost or resorted by Rowntree.'
The version of this catalogue now made available online copies this original arrangement with some minor changes. The files have been checked against the 1980s catalogue and descriptions have been expanded or amended where necessary. Files have been weeded for duplicates and in some cases internally rearranged to put related papers together. All of Seebohm Rowntree's original cardboard files have been retained with the newly packaged files. Items in many of the files had already been lightly numbered and this has been retained and is reflected in the numbered list in the scope and content. Where items were not numbered they have been placed in the files in the order shown in the scope and content.
Original reference numbers are recorded throughout under 'Alternate Identifier'.

Access Information

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was transferred to the Borthwick Institute from the Institute of Social and Economic Research in 1981.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Custodial History

The research papers of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree were sent to the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of York by the Rowntree family in 1971.

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