Community Operational Research Unit

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. It is available both on-line 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 archive consists of management committee minutes and papers, 1986-1997; correspondence files, 1986-1998; and newsletters and reports, 1989-1995.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Community Operational Research Unit was established in 1988 as a joint venture by Sheffield City Polytechnic and the Northern College, Barnsley. The Unit was based at the Northern College until 1998 when it moved to the Lincoln School of Management at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside.

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. It is available both on-line 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 collection was deposited as part of the Operational Research Society's archive in the Modern Records Centre by Professor J. Bryant in June 1998.

Other Finding Aids

An authority file exists for the Community Operational Research Unit (GB 152 AAR1427).

Archivist's Note

MSS.335/COR catalogued by Eleanor Rowe to file level in November 1998. Collection-level description created by Charles Fonge, November 1999. Retroconverted March 2000.

Separated Material

The reports produced by the Unit can be found in the Lincoln School of Management, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside.

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.