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Discrete CollectionsPolitics, economics and social science collections
TitleColonial Economic Research Committee, Colonial Research Committee, Colonial Social Science Research Council and Related Organisations
Extent36 boxes
Admin Biographical HistoryColonial Research covers the papers relating to various councils and committees concerned with colonial research.
The Colonial Social Science Research Council was established by the British Government at the end of World War II to undertake research into the economic development of the colonies. The records held at the LSE appear to represent private sets of the Council's papers collected by its leading members, specifically Sir Alexander Carr - Saunders and Sir Arnold Plant.
The Council was superseded by the Overseas Development Committee and various other councils and committees, represented by each section of the collection. Official Colonial Office records deposited at The National Archives may contain the Council's central archive.
Custodial HistoryNone
DescriptionThe Colonial Research papers contain administrative papers relating to various colonial interests concerning Great Britain. The majority of the papers consist of minutes, agendas, correspondence and further memorandum, although there is also a section containing the general administrative papers of Postgraduate Studentships within the boundaries of Colonial Research.
Access StatusMainly open; some items closed
Copyright TypeCopyright holder unknown
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