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School of Empire Studies, 1940-02 - 1944-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/5

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the establishment of an Institute of Empire Studies [later the Institute of Commonwealth Studies] at London University, with correspondents including: Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (11); "Bobbety" [Lord Cranborne, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, later 5th Lord Salisbury] (2); John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia]; [?] Peter Fraser; Harold Claughton, Principal of the University of London (6); Sir Cyril Asquith, Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education in the Colonies; Frank Horton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (5); 1st Lord Hailey (3); R A Butler [Minister of Education] (2); John Coatman, former Professor of Imperial Economic Relations, University of London (6); Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, Governor of Burma, on the difficulties of securing people properly trained to work in the Empire (2); Reginald Coupland [Beit Professor of History of the British Empire, Oxford University].

Also includes: memoranda on founding the institute; survey of work undertaken in the University of London relating to problems of the Empire.


  • 1940-02 - 1944-06

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 337

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1942-44.

Finding aid date

2004-01-20 14:53:45.357000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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