Reference number
  • SMW
Date
  • 1954-1972
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Memorandum and articles of association, 1963-1964, constitution of South Wales branch, 1969, membership registers and lists, 1966-1970, SMWO publications: The Mental Welfare Officer, 1958-1965, and Mental Welfare, The Professional Journal of the Incorporated Society of Mental Welfare Officers, 1965-1968. Publications of associated bodies, 1954-1972.
Extent
  • 2 boxes
Admin history
  • The society was established in 1954 by the amalgamation of the National Association of Authorised Officers and the Mental Health Workers' Association. In 1970 it 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
  • These archives have been weeded for duplicate ephemeral material.
Arrangement
  • The archives of BASW's predecessors were listed before their deposit in the Centre. A published catalogue is available for purchase. The archives of the different organisations are distinguished by different initials.
Finding aids
  • The archives of BASW's predecessor organisations were catalogued by the British Association of Social Workers and printed in 1987 and 1988. See above.

    An authority record exists for Society of Mental Welfare Officers (GB 0152 AAR1000).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers, except for membership records and any records restricted by 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 Children' Officers (MSS.378/ACO); Association of Child Care Officers (MSS.378/ACCO); Association of Family Case Workers (MSS.378/AGFC); Moral Welfare Workers' Association (MSS.378/MWWA); Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (MSS.378/APSW); Association of Social Workers (MSS.378/ASW); Institute of Medical Social Workers (MSS.378/IMSW); Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers (MSS.378/TUB) ; National Association of Probation Officers (MSS.378/PROB); and Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers (MSS.378/SCOSW).
Subject
  • Social workers Great Britain
  • Social workers Labor unions
  • Mental Health
  • Social service Great Britain
  • Social work