Reference number
  • STO
  • 1957-1977
  • Collection
  • This collection contains: operational reports and memoranda, 1957-1977; British Steel Operational Research Advisory Committee minutes, 1976-1993; (Operational Research in British Steel) newsletter, 1970s-1992.
  • 15 boxes
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
  • This catalogue reproduces the lists supplied with the deposits, in which reports and memoranda were listed in order of original reference, which is broadly chronological. The references were made up of a running number followed by a letter code followed by a further number or numbers. The following letter codes relate to particular works or firms:

    AF: Appleby-Frodingham Steel Company, Scunthorpe
    BAR: Barrow-in-Furness
    FOX: S Fox and Company Limited, Stocksbridge
    MCC: McCall and Company Limited
    SPT: Steel, Peech and Tozer, The Ickles, Rotherham
    TRM: Templeborough Rolling Mills
    WK: Workington Iron and Steel Company
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); 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 Professor K. Brian Haley relating to Operational Research Quarterly (MSS.335/SO/H); the Papers of Rolphe C. Tomlinson (MSS.335/TOM); and the Papers of Dr Edward D. van Rest (MSS.335/VR).
  • Operations research
  • Steel industry and trade -- Great Britain
  • The original lists of the memoranda and 'yellow reports' are currently available in electronic form.