Reference number
  • IPB
Date
  • 1942-1971
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Minutes of Association, 1942-1963; Executive Committee, 1945-1964; weekly bulletin, 1946-1965, monthly reports, 1949-1971.
Extent
  • 12 boxes
Admin history
  • The India, Pakistan and Burma Association was formed in 1942 to protect and promote British industrial, commercial and trading enterprises in India, Pakistan and Burma. It was originally called the India-Burma Association and changed its name in 1949 after the foundation of Pakistan. It collected and distributed information about these countries to its members. The Association was completely independent of the British government. Its meetings were monthly and its executive committee met as often as necessary.
    Reference: Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, 'The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives' (Coventry: University of Warwick Library, 1997).
Appraisal
  • Material for the archive was selected in conjunction with the CBI's records management service.
Finding aids
  • The archive has been catalogued to file level. A copy of this catalogue 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'. An authority file exists for the India Pakistan and Burma Association (GB 0152 AAR9).

    A sources booklet, Alan Crookham, Michael Wilcox, Christine Woodland and Richard Storey, 'The Confederation of British Industry and predecessor archives' (Coventry: University of Warwick Library, 1997), is available from the Modern Records Centre.
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to these papers. Any significant work based on use of the archive must be submitted to the CBI prior to publication.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre holds the following records of the Confederation of British Industry's predecessors : the British Employers' Confederation (MSS.200/B), the Federation of British Industries (MSS.200/F); and the National Association of British Manufacturers (MSS.200/N). It also holds the records of a number of related organisations. These include: the British Dextrine Manufacturers' Association (MSS.200/BDMA), the British Industrial Measuring and Control Apparatus Manufacturers' Association (MSS.200/BIMCAM), the British Towel Manufacturers' Association (MSS.200/BTMA), the Committee of British Employers Operating Abroad (MSS.200/BEOA), the Dollar Exports Council (MSS.200/DEC), the India (Pakistan &) Burma Association (MSS.200/IPBA), the Joint Committee on India (MSS.200/JCI), the Lancashire and District Trade Effluent Committee (MSS.200/LDTE), the National Industrial Organisation (MSS.200/NIO), the NEDC Liaison Group (MSS.200/NEDC), the Trade Board (Employers') Consultative Council (MSS.200/TB); and the Traders' Co-ordinating Committee on Transport (MSS.200/TCC).
    Further material on the India Pakistan and Burma Association is held by the India Office Library, ref. MSS.Eur.F.158.
Subject
  • Commerce, India
  • Commerce, Great Britain
  • Commerce, Burma
  • Employers' associations, Great Britain
  • Commerce, Pakistan