East Midlands Operational Research Group

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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 catalogue is available both online and 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.

The collection consists of the minutes, correspondence and financial papers of the East Midlands Operational Research Group, 1977-1990.

Administrative / Biographical History

An East Midlands Operational Research Society was established by January 1970, a splinter group formed from the Midlands Operational Research Society. Its second meeting was held in December 1970. Although it developed a committee, poor membership and its emerging status as a society delayed its affiliation with the ORS (MSS.335/SO/3/14/2; MSS.335/SO/4/4/15, p. 1). It occurs as EMORG (the East Midlands Operational Research Group) by February 1974 and was associated with the Operational Research Society by 1977 (MSS.335/SO/3/14/1). The region covered by EMORG includes Derbyshire, parts of Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Arrangement

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 catalogue is available both online and 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 by the Rolls Royce Operational Research Group in June 1998.

Other Finding Aids

An authority file exists for the East Midlands Operational Research Group (GB 152 AAR1426).

Archivist's Note

MSS.335/EMORG catalogued by Eleanor Rowe to file level in November 1998. 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.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the archive of the Operational Research Society (MSS.335/SO).