Reference number
  • HLY
  • 1961-1977
  • Collection
  • The archive consists of the papers of Professor Haley relating to his work on the Editorial Committee of 'Operational Research Quarterly', the magazine of the Operational Research Society, 1961-1977. The papers include agendas, minutes, reports and correspondence of the committee
  • 1 box
Admin history
  • Having read maths at Birmingham University in the 1950s, Haley was a research assistant in the Department of Engineering Production at the University 1953-7. He was part of the National Coal Board's Operational Research Group 1957-9. From 1959, he has taught at Birmingham University, becoming the countrys first formal lecturer in operational research. In 1968, he became Professor of Operational Research, and is currently based at the School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham. He became an associate member of the Operational Research Society (ORS) in 1954; helping to found the Midlands Operational Research Group in 1959. He was the editor of 'International Abstracts in Operations Research' in 1960, serving on the ORS Publications Committee 1960-80. He also spent four years on the ORS Council and was editor of the 'Journal of the Operational Research Society'.
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue is available online, and 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'.
    Authority files exist for K. Brian Haley (GB 0152 AAR1434), Ian Robert Maxwell (GB 0152 AAR1441), the Operational Research Society (GB 0152 AAR1430), and the Field Investigation Group of the National Coal Board (GB 0152 AAR1448).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre holds the following other collections relating to the history, development and practice of operational research and to pioneers and practitioners in this field (collectively known as the Operational Research Archive): British European Airways: Operational Research Branch (MSS.335/AI/1); British Overseas Airways Corporation: Operational Research Branch (MSS.335/AI/2); British Steel Operational Research papers and Memoranda (MSS.335/BS); the Papers of Professor Stephen Cook (MSS.335/CK); the Community Operational Research Unit (MSS.335/COR); the East Midlands Operational Research Group (MSS.335/EMORG); Papers of the Fellowship for Operational Research (MSS.335/FOR); papers for British Gas Operational Research (MSS.335/GA); British Gas North West Operational Research Reports (MSS.335/GA/NW); GKN Operational Research Reports (MSS.335/GKN); Fellowship for Operational Research (MSS.335/FOR); International Federation of Operational Research Societies (MSS.335/IFORS);Interviews with Operational Research Pioneers and Related Papers (MSS.335/INT); the Institute for Operational Research (MSS.335/IOR); the Local Government Operational Research Unit (MSS.335/LG); Miscellaneous and Fragmentary Operational Research Papers (MSS.335/MIS); Operational Analysis Branch, NATO (MSS.335/OAB); Draft Obituaries of Operational Research Practitioners (MSS.335/OBIT); the Papers of Jack Plymen (MSS.335/PLY); the Papers of Rolphe C. Tomlinson (MSS.335/TOM); and the Papers of Dr Edward D. van Rest (MSS.335/VR).
  • Operations research