Reference number
  • SWK
Date
  • 1920-1971
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Annual reports, 1936-1968; minute series, including General Meetings, Council and Executive Committee meetings; group/branch papers; correspondence and subject files; British Federation of Social Workers and Association of Social Workers' publications, 1939-1970, circulars, 1941-1951, and news sheets, 1945-1970, and evidence etc. submitted to inquiries.
Extent
  • 11 boxes
Admin history
  • Established in 1935 as British Federation of Social Workers, the name was changed to the Association of Social Workers in 1951. 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, British Association of Social Workers. Catalogue and guide to the archives of the predecessor organisations, 1890-1970. Birmingham : British Association of Social Workers, 1987. Supplement to the Catalogue, 1988.
Arrangement
  • The archives of BASW's predecessors were listed before their deposit in the Centre. A published catalogue is available. 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.

    Authority records exist for Association of Social Workers (GB 0152 AAR997) and its predecessor, the British Federation of Social Workers (GB 0152 AAR1003).
Access Conditions
  • Open except for membership records and MSS.378/ASW/B/7/5/16, which are closed under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • Related archives held in the Centre are those of the British Association of Social Workers, its predecessors and others, the Association of Child Care Officers (MSS.378/ACCO); Association of Family Case Workers (MSS.378/AGFC); Association of Psychiatric Social Workers (MSS.378/APSW); Institute of Medical Social Workers (MSS.378/IMSW); Moral Welfare Workers Association (MSS.378/MWWA); Society of Mental Welfare Officers (MSS.378/SMWO); Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers ; Association of Children's Officers (MSS.378/ACO); National Association of Probation Officers (MSS.378/PROB); and Standing Conference of Organisations of Social Workers (MSS.378/SCOSW). Also the National Association of Social Workers in Education (MSS.71)