Papers of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection includes minutes and reports, 1950-1973, and 1978-1980; Secretary's annual reports, 1972-1974; financial statements, 1952-1980; membership lists, 1955-1980; annual conference programmes, 1952-1980; and subject files, 1964-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Universities Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA) was established in 1950 as the Inter-University Study Group in Industrial Relations. It changed its name to the University Industrial Relations Association in 1951, and adopted its current name in 1967. It exists to further the academic study of industrial relations.

Reference: Cook, C and Wilder, D The Longman Guide to Sources in Contemporary British History, 1: Organisations and Societies (London. Longman. 1994).

Arrangement

The collection is catalogued according to the Modern Records Centre classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

Written permission is required from the Secretary of the Association. For details please contact the Modern Records Centre.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Association in a series of deposits from 1979 to 1987.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A catalogue to file level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom.

An authority record exists for the Inter-University Study Group in Industrial Relations, (GB 152 AAR1844), the University Industrial Relations Association (GB 152 AAR1845), and the British Universities Industrial Relations Association (GB 152 AAR1815).

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

Accruals

Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

Further papers from of the Association are in the care of the Secretary. Papers include Annual General Meeting agenda and minutes; annual accounts; the Secretary and Treasurers' annual reports; records of office holders; the bi-annual newsletter.