Record Details

CollectionEnglish Speaking Union (ESU)
NGOEnglish Speaking Union (ESU)
RepositoryEnglish-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth
Description''The ESU has retained the minutes of a variety of committees dating back to 1918, including the Board of Governors' meetings, and committees concerned with educational scholarships and conference reports . Little material exists for the post-war period but there is a substantial amount from the 1940s and 1950s onwards. Also held in the collection are annual reports, tapes and films of speeches and events, photographs, copies of ESU periodicals dating back to the early1920s and copies of reports of scholars who travelled on exchange programmes to the USA. A limited amount of correspondence has also been kept. Further enquiries should be directed to the Librarian.'' C. Cook, The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives, 2006 and Cook & Waller, Sources in Contemporary British History, vol 1, 1994.
Access Rights
Coverage1918-
Size of Collection
Finding Aids/Catalogues
Reference of Catalogue
Additional informationThe English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth: Exeter and East Devon branch has placed its archives in Devon Record Office. More information is available from the NRA. There is also a substantial amount of records relating to the ESU in the Royal Institution of Great Britain: The Papers of Sir Lawrence Bragg 1890-1971. See online catalogue of his papers; see in particular [W.L. BRAGG/43B/1 - W.L. BRAGG/49B/159], [W.L. BRAGG/62B/1 - W.L. BRAGG/75B/85], [W.L. BRAGG/37B/1 - W.L. BRAGG/43A/8], but there are other references to the ESU throughout the catalogue of his papers. There are also several records relating to ESU in the papers of Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell (see online catalogue). There are numerous other minor references to the ESU in A2A.
Source of InformationNRA; A2A; C. Cook, The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives, 2006 and Cook & Waller, Sources in Contemporary British History, vol 1, 1994.
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