Papers of Sophia Weitzman (1896-1965)

Scope and Content

Lecture notes, mainly about the history of English education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, drafts and some printed material about the teaching of history.

Administrative / Biographical History

After a career in teaching, historical research, and lecturing, Sophia Weitzman (1896-1965) was appointed lecturer in history at the Institute of Education, University of London, in 1939, and was Reader in Education from 1956 until her retirement in 1963. In the 1940s she began work on the educational volume of the official history of the Second World War, which was never completed.

Access Information


Open, subject to signature of Reader Application Form.

Acquisition Information

Given by the family in 1991.

Other Finding Aids

Electronic and paper catalogues.

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