Skip to main content

The Papers of Austen Albu

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ALBU

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises pamphlets, papers and correspondence relating to a wide range of subjects including: the Labour party; Germany after the Second World War; the Spanish Civil War; education, economic affairs, industry and employment in the United Kingdom.


  • Creation: 1928 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

Austen Harry Albu was born in London on 21 September 1903, the son of Ferdinand and Beatrice Albu. In 1929 he married Rose Marks with whom he had 2 sons. Rose died in 1956 and Albu married Dr Marie Jahoda in 1958.

Albu was educated at Tonbridge School then at the City and Guilds College. His positions included: Works Manager at Aladdin Industries in Greenford (1930-46); Deputy President of the Governmental Sub-Commission of the Control Commission in Germany (1946-7); Deputy Director of the British Institute of Management (1948); Labour Member of Parliament for Edmonton (1948-74); Minister of State at the Department of Economic Affairs (1965-7) and Fellow of Imperial College of Science and Technology.

Albu died on November 23 1994.


36 archive box(es) : paper

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

The collection has been box-listed. A copy of the list is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre.


This collection level description was prepared by Natalie Adams in October 2001 using information from Who Was Who 1897-1996 (A and C Black) and information from the catalogue.


Albu, Austen Harry, 1903-1994, engineer and Member of Parliament

2001-10-05 16:27:38+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087