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Education: Universities, 1953 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 5/15

Scope and Contents

Working papers on higher education, covering subjects such as student numbers; university entrance exams, scholarships, and prizes; Oxbridge and redbrick university development and buildings; graduate careers and employment; undergraduate 'mental ill health'; leisure and reading habits of students; government grants to universities, funding, and student loans. Consists largely of press cuttings, articles, and survey data, with Abrams's notes. Includes a copy of 'Cambridge Opinion' (1959) with published social survey data from Research Services Ltd. Also includes letter to Abrams from David Riesman, regarding the surprising results of the Cambridge undergraduate survey and comparisons with Harvard students.


  • Creation: 1953 - 1963

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


3 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Boxes 61-62

Related Materials

See related survey data and working papers from Research Services Ltd's contemporary studies of university students in ABMS 2/4/4, ABMS 2/4/7, and ABMS 2/4/12.

Finding aid date

2017-01-19 14:36:30.403000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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