Constitution, annual reports, 1958-1968; committee minutes, 1942-1970; membership lists, 1958-1970, and forms for transfer of members to the British Association of Social Workers in 1970; papers relating to education and training and the development of family casework, 1955-1965, AGFC publications including AGFC/AFCW Newsletter, 1959-1970, and Social Work, 1949-1970; and evidence/memoranda submitted to enquiries, 1956-1970.
Association of Family Case Workers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 152 AFC
- Dates of Creation1940-1970
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description163 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Association was established in 1940. It was known as the Association of General and Family Case Workers between 1954 and 1963 but reverted to its earlier title in 1963. In 1970 the association merged with six other social workers' organisations to form the British Association of Social Workers.
Reference: R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970. Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1987. R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, British Association of Social Workers. Supplementary Catalogue to the Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970. Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1988.
The archives of BASW's predecessors were listed before their deposit in the Centre. The published catalogue is available for purchase. The archives of the different organisations are distinguished by different initials.
This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/
The archive was transferred to the Centre by the British Association of Social Workers from the Association's headquarters, 17 July 1997.
Other Finding Aids
Link to full catalogue: http://mrc-catalogue.warwick.ac.uk/records/AFC
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.