Scope and Contents
The papers cover every aspect of Lord Noel-Baker's very full and varied career and include constituency papers, Labour Party material, extensive sections on domestic and international affairs, peace and disarmament, sport, books and articles, speeches and correspondence.
Conditions Governing Access
With the exception of two files which are still closed, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
Conditions Governing Use
Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.
Biographical / Historical
Nov 1889: Born, son of J. Allen Baker, MP.
Educated, Bootham School, York; Haverford College, USA; King's College, Cambridge (1910, 1912).
1910-12: President of Cambridge University Athletic Club.
1912: President of Cambridge Union Society.
1914: Vice-Principal, Ruskin College, Oxford.
1914-15: First Commandant Friends' Ambulance Unit.
1915: Married Irene, daughter of Frank Noel, British landowner of Achmetaga, Greece.
1915-18: Officer First British Ambulance Unit for Italy.
1917: Mons Star. Silver Medal for Military Valour (Italy).
1918: Croce di Guerra.
1919: League of Nations Section of British Delegation during Peace Conference.
1919-22: League of Nations Secretariat.
1924: Contested (Lab) Handsworth Division of Birmingham.
1924-29: Sir Ernest Cassel Professor of International Relations in the University of London.
1929-30: Member of British Delegation to the 10th Assembly of the League of Nations.
1929-31: MP (Labour) for Coventry.
1929-31: Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
1932-33: Principal Assistant to the President of the Disarmament Conference at Geneva.
1934: Dodge lecturer, Yale University.
1936-50: MP (Labour) for Derby.
1942-45: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of War Transport.
1945-46: Minister of State at the Foreign Office.
1945: British Delegate to UN Preparatory Commission.
1946-47: Member of the British Delegation to the General Assembly of the UN.
1946-47: Secretary of State for Air.
1947-50: Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
1950: Delegate to the Colombo Conference on Economic Aid.
1950-51: Minister of Fuel and Power.
1950-70: MP (Labour) for Derby (South).
1959: Nobel Peace Prize.
1960: President of the International Council on Sport and Physical Recreation, UNESCO
1960: Albert Schweitzer Book Prize.
1961: Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
1964-70: Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Group, Parliamentary Labour Party.
1975: Olympia Diploma of Merit.
1976: Officer, Legion of Honour
1977: Papal Knight, Order of St Sylvester.
Died 8 October 1982.
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