Reference number
  • AFC
Date
  • 1940-1970
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Constitution, annual reports, 1958-1968; committee minutes, 1942-1970; membership lists, 1958-1970, and forms for transfer of members to the British Association of Social Workers in 1970; papers relating to education and training and the development of family casework, 1955-1965, AGFC publications including AGFC/AFCW Newsletter, 1959-1970, and Social Work, 1949-1970; and evidence/memoranda submitted to enquiries, 1956-1970.
Extent
  • 163 boxes
Admin history
  • The Association was established in 1940. It was known as the Association of General and Family Case Workers between 1954 and 1963 but reverted to its earlier title in 1963. In 1970 the association merged with six other social workers' organisations to form the British Association of Social Workers.

    Reference: R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970. Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1987. R.W. Stacey and A.T. Collis, British Association of Social Workers. Supplementary Catalogue to the Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970. Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1988.
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Arrangement
  • The archives of BASW's predecessors were listed before their deposit in the Centre. The published catalogue is available for purchase. The archives of the different organisations are distinguished by different initials.
Finding aids
  • The catalogue of this archive by the British Association of Social Workers was printed in 1987, with a supplement in 1988. See above.

    Authority records exist for the Association of Family Case Workers (1963-1970) (GB 0152 AAR0995) and its predecessors, the Association of General and Family Case Workers (GB 0152 AAR1001) and the Association of Family Case Workers (1940-1954) (GB 0152 AAR1002).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers, except for membership records and other papers restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • MSS.378/BASW contains records after 1970, when this association was merged with others to form the British Association of Social Workers.
    Related archives held in the Centre are : Association of Child Care Officers ,(MSS.378/ACCO); Association of Children's Officers (MSS.378/ACO); Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (MSS.378/APSW), Moral Welfare Workers Association (MSS.378/MW); Society of Mental Welfare Officers (MSS.378/SMWO)
Subject
  • Social service-- Great Britain
  • Social work
  • Social workers-- Labor unions
  • Child welfare workers--Great Britain