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Social reform

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 313 Collections and/or Records:

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1938 Diary, 1938-01-06 - 1939-01-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1/1
Scope and Contents Subjects include Mary Agnes Hamilton's visit to the United States, with remarks on speaking and social engagements with writers, politicians, and civil servants in Boston, New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Washington DC; her return to the UK on the Queen Mary, with comments on its interior decoration; London County Council, Labour Book Service, and other committee meetings; the progress of her writing; her friendship with Ray Strachey and visits to Fernhurst; the death of Katherine...
Dates: 1938-01-06 - 1939-01-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Assorted articles by LSA, 1931-07 - 1940-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/2
Scope and Contents Notes and prints of articles by LSA on subjects including: the economic theories of John Taylor Peddie; Imperial policy, particularly the maintenance of sea power; the Budget of 1931-2; Family Allowances.

Also includes: letters from John Taylor Peddie, Economic and Currency Committee, on his book "The dual system of economic stabilisation" and the Macmillan Report on banking practice (2).

Dates: 1931-07 - 1940-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Cartoons, 1909-01-17 - 1910-05-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 18
Scope and Contents Cartoons of WSC on Tariff Reform, Budget, Navy debate, Unemployment insurance, Female Suffrage, Labour Exchanges, electoral reform (WSC appearing in Parliament in pyjamas); photos of CSC.
Dates: 1909-01-17 - 1910-05-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Conservative Policy Documents: Social Security Policy, 1963-01 - 1966-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/6
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence, with correspondents including: Peter Goldman [Director of the Conservative Political Centre] on a guaranteed minimum income (4); Iain Macleod, Chairman of the Conservative Party, on setting up a sub-committee on policy towards the elderly (3); Lord Balniel [earlier Anthony Lindsay]; John Boyd-Carpenter, on JEP's Rates Policy Group report; Sir Edward Boyle, Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Policy, on JEP's policy group; Sir Alexander Douglas-Home [Leader of...
Dates: 1963-01 - 1966-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Divorce and Homosexual Legislation in Northern Ireland, 1977-04 - 1978-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/27
Scope and Contents Correspondence, mainly with the general public, on reforms in the law on homosexuality and divorce, with correspondents including: Sir Simon Mahon; Jill Knight; Kenneth Lewis; Richard Wood [later Lord Holderness]; Teddy [Edward] Taylor.
Dates: 1977-04 - 1978-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Eighteenth-Century Political and Other Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6342
Scope and Contents Political papers, verses, and other miscellaneous material, 160 folios. (Fo. 1) Three drafts of a memorandum or treatise on political and social reform in France, in French, dated 1780-1783, 1788 and September 1789. The concluding section and index are at fos 82-83. (Fo. 84) Copy of Capitulations agreed between England and Turkey, in Italian, 1675. (Fo. 94) Portions of a treatise on conchology, by an English writer, in Italian. (fo. 143) [Jacques] Montet, 'Observations sur les Castors qu'on...
Dates: 1750 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Family allowances: articles and speeches, 1937 - 1940-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/43
Scope and Contents Texts and cuttings of articles and speeches by LSA on family allowance reform.

Also includes: studies by [Colin] Fraser Brockington, Medical Officer of Health, on the diet of rural and urban families; notes by Horlicks Limited on LSA's family allowance campaign; papers given by Sir Kenneth Lee, Laurence Cadbury and George Gibson at the National Nutrition Conference.

Dates: 1937 - 1940-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Family allowances: correspondence, 1936-07 - 1942-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/44
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [John] Allan Wright [later Allan Cecil-Wright] (3); Sir John Anderson [Lord President of the Council, later 1st Lord Waverley]; Sir Herbert Williams; Eleanor Rathbone, Chairman of the Family Endowment Society (3); Arthur Greenwood (2); Sir [George] Joseph Ball [Director of the Conservative Research Department] (4); [?] Laurence Cadbury (4); Henry Wilson Smith [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; [Estelle] Sylvia Pankhurst (3); [Arthur]...
Dates: 1936-07 - 1942-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Home Office, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12
Scope and Contents INTRODUCTION TO CHAR 12: THE HOME OFFICE: GENERAL The Home Office papers contain correspondence, printed material and papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Home Secretary. The papers have been arranged into correspondence and subject-based files. The Home Office papers form a departmental sub-class of the official class of the Chartwell Papers which was divided according to the various offices held by WSC. Files containing varying numbers of items were...
Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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House of Commons speeches, 1938-03 - 1940-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6/1
Scope and Contents Texts of LSA's speeches on subjects including: the Anschluss between Germany and Austria; unemployment and economic conditions; the Anglo-Italian Agreement (May 1938); the Budget (1938); confirmation of the Eire Agreement [Ireland]; National Service; colonial policy; Palestine; the international situation regarding preparation for war; securing supplies, particularly from the United States, which would otherwise go to Germany; the Education (Emergency) Bill; post-war Europe; war pensions and...
Dates: 1938-03 - 1940-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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House of Lords in the Middle Ages: correspondence with Garter, 1955-01 - 1986-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/4/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence and notes on research for The House of Lords in the Middle Ages by JEP and Keith Wallis. Correspondents include: Thomas Bridges [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter Principal King of Arms (earlier Richmond Herald) (20). Also includes: note by the Lord Chancellor for the House of Lords Reform Inter-Party Conference, on an outline structure for a reformed House of Lords; prints for illustrations; summary of meeting at Chequers...
Dates: 1955-01 - 1986-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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"Labour Exchange Committee: Supplementary Report", 19 Apr 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/35/3
Scope and Contents Report begins with a minute by WSC, President of the Board of Trade, in response to the committee's report instructing that the report should be recast with the objectives of introducing the organisation of Labour Exchanges in the autumn/winter of 1909, and adopting Scheme B with regard to the building of Labour Exchanges. Scheme B would entail building 10 First Class Labour Exchanges and 12 Waiting Rooms to spread the cost of proposed new buildings.The report includes details of: the...
Dates: 19 Apr 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Legislation: Redundancy Payments Great Britain-Northern Ireland (Private Members Bill), 1985-11 - 1986-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/32
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on JEP's bill to bring Northern Ireland's statutory redundancy payments in line with Britain, with correspondents including: Peter Viggers [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Industry Minister), Northern Ireland Office]; Kenneth Clarke, Paymaster General (2); Tom McKee, Regional Official, NAS and UWT Northern Ireland Federation (5); Ivor Stanbrook; Derek Fatchett; Douglas Millar, Clerk in Charge of Private Members' Bills (2). Also includes: copy of the...
Dates: 1985-11 - 1986-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/281
Scope and Contents Proofs, newspaper cuttings and research notes for various articles by WSC for the Daily Telegraph: "Fleets of Britain and America" on the naval building programmes of Great Britain and the United States; "Mr Churchill on the abuse of the dole" on WSC's opinions of the dole, the live register of unemployment and national insurance; a series of articles on "The Crucial Crises of the [First World] War" on the Battle of the Marne [France], Admiral [John] De Robeck and the minefields at the...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles by WSC for the Daily Mail., 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/300
Scope and Contents Includes proofs and cuttings of various articles: "Run down by a motor" on WSC's accident in New York [United States]; "The dole" on unemployment and Labour Party policy; "Nothing but humbug" on political affairs and the likelihood of a General Election; "India insistent" a review of a book by Sir Harcourt Butler on British policy and problems in India; "The two issues now before the nation" on the position of the British empire, fiscal policy and a meeting between Ramsay MacDonald and David...
Dates: 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: Collier's Magazine., 24 Mar 1937 - 19 Jun 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/575
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "A King is Crowned" on the relationship between the Crown and the Empire, George VI and past coronations; "The Changing Face of Divorce" on the history of divorce law, including the Sir Charles Dilke and Virginia Crawford case, divorce's growing social acceptability and benefits; "Edward VIII", reviewing Hector Bolitho's "Edward VIII".Also includes: press cuttings on divorce and on the wedding of the Duke of Windsor [earlier...
Dates: 24 Mar 1937 - 19 Jun 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles, Evening Standard., Mar 1936 - Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/543
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs of the following articles by WSC: "Britain, Germany and Locarno" and "Stop it Now!" on the need for the League of Nations to act on German troops entering the Rhineland [Germany]; "Where Do We Stand?" on the results of Italy's invasion of Abyssinia [Ethiopia] and the British policy on it; "How Germany is Arming" on German military expenditure; "Our Navy Must Be Stronger"; "Organise Our Supplies" on efficient munitions production; "How to Stop War" on the need for a grand...
Dates: Mar 1936 - Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: News of the World 2., Jun 1937 - Jul 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/565
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "When the Crash Came to the United States" on the Wall Street Crash; "The Dominions are Partners of Empire" on the strengths of the British Empire; "Chief Factors in our Social Revolution" on the development of social legislation.
Dates: Jun 1937 - Jul 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: News of the World articles by WSC 3., Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/616
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the News of the World for: "Prevention of Crime is as Vital as Punishment" on reforming the penal system, WSC's experiences as a prisoner of the Boers and as Home Secretary, the Probation of Offenders Act and new forms of punishment for young offenders; "System that Guarantees 'This Freedom'" on the future of parliamentary democracy, defending the British system, analysing its development, and making comparisons with Europe,...
Dates: Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: News of the World articles by WSC: 4., Oct 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/617
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the News of the World for: "Workers of Britain Have Come into their Own" on social services, education, National Insurance, savings, the Trade Board, child labour, and hours of work; "Health Comes First in Social Progress" on physical training schemes, improvements in sanitation, building new housing estates, cheap rents, encouraging families, allotments and promoting rural areas; "Necessity is Indeed the Mother of Invention" on the...
Dates: Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 1., 05 Jan 1941 - 16 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/690
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Tank Tactics" on the development of the tank during World War I, its initial rejection, WSC's intervention, and its use in action at the Battles of the Somme and Cambrai [France]; "Crime and Punishment" on WSC's experiences as Home Secretary, penal and prison reform, and new forms of punishment for young offenders; "The King Who Saved England" on the life and reign of King George V, his coming to the throne, changes to the constitution, his role...
Dates: 05 Jan 1941 - 16 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 6., 18 Aug 1940 - 22 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/670
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "How It Feels to be a Road Accident Victim" on WSC's accident in New York [United States]; "Parliament", defending the British parliamentary system, an historical examination of developments in the rights of the individual citizen, contrasting the British system with that of the dictatorships, and explaining its structure; "The Other Side of Flying" on developments in air travel, the autogyro, gliding, an historical review, and the benefits of...
Dates: 18 Aug 1940 - 22 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Lloyd George’s Insurance Bill 1911, 1911-10 - 1912-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/10
Scope and Contents Papers against the bill (and later against the act) introduced by David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, including: memoranda on 'Dishonest Finance' and the effect of the bill on different types of Friendly Society; programme of the Amend the Act League, including a speech by LSA pointing out defects in the act, with summary; text of speech by LSA against the bill.
Dates: 1911-10 - 1912-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Maastricht Treaty, 1991-09 - 1992-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 8/75
Scope and Contents Briefings for, notes and papers of meetings with the Trades Union Congress contact group on the Social Chapter, including copies of correspondence between John Major, Prime Minister, and Norman Willis, General Secretary of the TUC, on the Government’s opt out of the Chapter, and a note from John Eatwell [economic adviser to NK] on the TUC’s Budget submission. Also includes letters from the Federation of Poles in Great Britain and the Polish Solidarity Campaign on visa requirements.
Dates: 1991-09 - 1992-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Maastricht Treaty, 1991-12 - 1992-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 8/76
Scope and Contents Letter from Michael Howard [Secretary of State for Employment] listing errors in NK’s Parliamentary statement on the Social Chapter, and copy of NK’s speech in the debate on the ratification of the treaty.
Dates: 1991-12 - 1992-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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