ALBU, Austen Harry, 1903-1994, Labour MP

Scope and Content

The collection comprises confidential constituency files of Austen Harry Albu, Labour MP for Edmonton, 1954-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1903; educated at Tonbridge School and City and Guilds College (Imperial College of Science and Technology); Works Manager, Aladdin Industries, Greenford, 1930-1946; Deputy President, Governmental Sub-Commission, Control Commission Germany, 1946-1947; Deputy Director, British Institute of Management, 1948; Labour MP for Edmonton, 1948-1974; Minister of State, Department of Economic Affairs, 1965-1967; Fellow of City and Guilds College and Imperial College; Chartered Engineer: died 1994.


Mainly arranged according to subject.

Access Information

Closed for 50 years.

Other Finding Aids


Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); Historical Manuscripts Commission National Register of Archives. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Separated Material

The Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University, holds papers and correspondence (Ref: Albu); Rhodes House Library, Oxford University, has correspondence on colonial questions, 1950-1959 (Ref: MSS Brit Emp s365).

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by the depositor and their heirs. No documents may be photocopied.

Custodial History

Deposited by Austen Harry Albu, via the Modern Political Archives Survey, in 1974.

Related Material

The BLPES holds material relating to Albu in the papers of Duncan Lyell Burn (Ref: Burn/8/8), Charles Anthony Raven Crosland (Ref: Crosland/10/1), the Fabian Society (Ref: Fabian Society/E132/7, G25/4, G50/22, J30/1, J31/11, and J58/7), the Royal Economic Society (Ref: RES/11/1/1) and Coll Misc 0321 (Ref: 1/12).

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