Records of the History of Education Society

Scope and Content

Papers of the History of Education Society (HES), 1976-2009, including minutes of the Committee and Annual General Meeting, 1985-2009; papers relating to constitution, including the revisions of 1976, 1987 and 1990; papers on administration and finance, [1990-1995]; correspondence, 1989-2000; HES abstract book entitled, 'Breaking Boundaries: Gender, Politics and the Experience of Education', 3-5 Dec 1999 and papers on the Jubilee Essay Competition, including report, 2000 and rules.

Publications comprising annual conference booklets, Dec 1990 and Dec 1994; History of Education Society, [1980s] and The New Era: The Review of New Education, Apr 1929.

Papers relating to the HES Committee, 1993-2003 including reports, flyers, annual charity returns, papers relating to membership, financial information, correspondence with members, lists of members, contact directory, 1998; promotional material and details of the history of the Committee 2003.

Papers relating to conferences 1988-2004 including proceedings of the Annual Conference on 'Education and Employment: Initiatives and Experiences 1780 to the Present', 1988; papers on the HES Conference in Liverpool, 1991, the Birmingham Conference on 'The Education Act - Fifty Years On', 1994; annual conference programme, 1997; list of conference participants and flyer, 1999 and 'International Standing Conference for the History of Education, the Spanish History of Education, and, the Universities of Alcala, Comillas, Complutense and UNED' booklet, 2000.

Administrative / Biographical History

The History of Education Society was founded in 1967, ‘to further the study of the history of education by providing opportunities for discussion among those engaged in its study and teaching’. The Society sponsors the publication of two peer-reviewed journals: History of Education and History of Education Researcher.


Material held on digital storage media have been removed from the body of the collection and placed in the Digital Physical Media Storage Area (Jessica Womack, March 2014)

Access Information


Open, subject to signature of Reader Application Form. Some personal information may be closed.

Conditions Governing Use

A reader wishing to publish any quotation of information, including pictorial, derived from any archive material must apply in writing for prior permission from the Archivist or other appropriate person(s) as indicated by the Archivist. A limited number of photocopies may be supplied at the discretion of the Archivist.

Custodial History

Given in October 2005 and October 2007


'The History of Education Society: its prehistory, foundation and early years' in History of Education Researchers, Number 90, November 2012.