ORAM, Albert Edward, 1913-1999, Baron Oram, politician

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Co-operative Movement, UK affairs, overseas aid and development, foreign affairs, and Oram's speeches and articles.

Administrative / Biographical History

Albert Edward Oram, 1913-1999, was educated at Brighton Grammar School and the University of London (London School of Economics and Institute of Education). He became a teacher, but left the profession to become a research officer for the Co-operative Party, 1946-1955. He was a Labour and Co-operative Party MP for East Ham South, 1955-1974, Parliamentary Secretary, 1964-1969, and a Government Whip, 1976-1978. He was greatly interested in aiding development throughout the world and was a member of the Commonwealth Development Corp, 1975-1976, co-ordinator of the development programmes of the Co-operative Alliance, 1971-1973 and Chairman of the Co-operative Development Agency 1978-1981.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 5 sections: 1. The Co-operative movement, 1956-1992; 2. UK Affairs, 1976-1990; 3. Overseas Aid and Development, 1959-1992; 4. Foreign Affairs, 1964-1990; 5. Speeches and Articles, 1955-1986.

Conditions Governing Access

OPEN

Other Finding Aids

Online catalogue available.

Archivist's Note

Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 29, 2002

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