Reference number
  • ATD
  • 1896-1993
  • Collection
  • Minutes of Executive Council, 1904-1951; minutes and papers of other committees, 1896-1974; reports of annual conferences, 1944-1948; accounts, 1922-1971; correspondence relating to: administration and committees, 1939-1965; education policy, 1942-1970; funds and scholarships, 1947-1966; miscellaneous correspondence, 1946-1974; correspondence and papers relating to the 9th and 10th International Congress on Home Economics, 1953-1963; with the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions, 1936-1968; publications, including 'Housecraft' the official magazine of the ATDS, 1928-1982; Practical Education and School Crafts, 1925-1927; Yearbooks, 1907-1940; 'Home Economics' published by the IFHE, 1971-1981; IFHE Congresses, 1972, 1976; other publications, 1933-1968; printed materials from the Gloucestershire Training College of Domestic Science, 1921-1969; manuscript notes of Miss W.B. Wakefield's studies at Gloucestershire Training College, 1921-1926; branch records of Cambridge and West Suffolk branch, 1938-1962; London and South Eastern Counties, 1915-1954; Buckinghamshire, 1948-1949; miscellaneous papers, 1928-1964.
  • 56 boxes
Admin history
  • The National Association of Teachers of Home Economics and Technology was founded in 1897 as the Association of Teachers of Domestic Science Ltd. In 1909 it became the Association of Teachers of Domestic Subjects before reverting to its original title in 1962. In c.1983 it became the National Association of Teachers of Home Economics Ltd. and adopted its current title in 1991.

    Reference: H. Sillitoe, A history of the teaching of domestic subjects. London, 1933; repr. 1966. H. Clements, The Association of Teachers of Domestic Science and the place of domestic science in the school curriculum 1895-1925, University of Warwick MA diss., 1979.
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • A catalogue to file level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.
Access Conditions
  • Open except for a 30 year closure on confidential minutes and files containing personal information. Please consult the Centre's staff for further details.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds papers of other teaching organisations including the National Union of Teachers MSS.179 and the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions.
    There are a number of cookery books in Miscellaneous Collections (MSS.21).
  • Teachers' unions Great Britain