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Philip Noel-Baker Associated

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR AS

Scope and Contents

Material relating to Philip Noel-Baker, including speeches made between 1959 and 1982 relating to global nuclear disarmament collated by Frank Field, formed United Nations Association - United Kingdom Director. The collection also contains a book authored by Noel-Baker - a possible later draft of Third Time Dead, renamed 'Hawkes vs. Doves', which Frank Field sought to edit and publish. Subsequently there is correspondence and research undertaken by Frank Field for his editorship, as well as some relating to his work and an annotated copy of the book.

These papers cover Noel-Baker’s work in global nuclear disarmament specifically, and contain a book written by Noel-Baker on the successes and failings of the campaign for disarmament. This was edited by Frank Field, but never published. The collection also contains speeches by Noel-Baker, some audio and some handwritten that Field had acquired and as a result, correspondence relating to his work.


  • 1912 - 2013

Conditions Governing Access

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

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

See the Noel-Baker Papers for biographical information.


10 archive box(es) : paper, photographs, disk, film

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Collection is mostly paper, some photographs are included. There is some A/V material.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to Churchill Archives Centre by Holly Fletcher, daughter of Frank Field in April 2019.

Related Materials

Other papers relating to Philip Noel-Baker can be found at GBR/0014/NBKR, the Noel-Baker collection at Churchill Archives Centre.


This collection and description was prepared by Thomas Wales in April 2019.

Date information

DateText: Most of the collection dates from between 1974 and 1983, that dating after Noel-Baker's death was created or reproduced by Frank Field. The material from 1912 to 1974 is mostly related to events held in Noel-Baker's name and a paper, Stockholm 1912.


Baker, Philip John Noel-, 1889-1982, Baron Noel-Baker, politician and Field, Frank, 1929 - 2018, United Nations-United Kingdom Director

2019-04-26 09:38:10.567000+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.