Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters in Secondary Schools Records

Scope and Content

Assistant Masters' Association, Merionethshire branch, records, 1912-1971, comprising minute books of the Central Wales Branch, 1912-1938; and of the Merionethshire branch, 1919-1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters in Secondary Schools was established in 1891 as the Assistant Masters' Association. In 1901, articles of incorporation were taken out and it became the I.A.A.M. although referred to as the Assistant Masters' Association throughout. In 1978 it merged with the Association of Assistant Mistresses to become the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association which then became the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in 1993. Its main objects were the promotion of professional status and standards for secondary school masters, including conditions of service, security of tenure, salaries and pensions and also about wider educational policy including the school curriculum and examinations. The Association was organised into regional branches, of which the Central Wales branch was active from 1912 and the Merionethshire branch from 1919.


Arranged into the following : Central Wales Branch; and Merionethshire branch.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters in Secondary School Records; Report : the official journal of the Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association (London, 1978-).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The papers came into the possession of Mr Reg Morris, Ysgol Ardudwy, Harlech.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Records of the Assistant Mistresses Association and of the Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association are held by the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick (GBR/152/MSS.59, MSS. 299).

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