SPTL 1: MINUTE BOOKS and MINUTES OF COUNCIL, GENERAL COMMITTEE AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES, 1909-2010

SOCIETY OF PUBLIC TEACHERS OF LAW (society of Legal Scholars): ITEM LIST OF RECORDS
[Note: original reference numbers allocated before transfer to IALS and preparation of this hand list have been retained and are in bold type].

SPTL 1: MINUTE BOOKS and MINUTES OF COUNCIL, GENERAL COMMITTEE AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES, 1909-2010

Extent and form: 8 volumes and 23 folders

Scope and Content:
This is the core series for

  • Council Minutes, covering 1909-1966, 1973-1977 and 1995 onwards
  • General Committee Minutes, covering 1909-1973
  • Executive Committee Minutes, covering 1995 onwards

In addition, minutes of AGMs 1997-2001 and of various subcommittees are held here.

Until 2001 this series is predominantly minutes.  From 2001 onwards supporting papers are also held in this series, following a change in filing practice.  From 2005 onwards a signed copy of the minutes and signed attendance sheets have been transferred to the Archive.  In accordance with the original filing practice, these are held with the agenda and papers of the meeting which they document, rather than the subsequent meeting at which the minutes would have been approved.  In addition, minutes of the previous meeting is a standard agenda item for each meeting and therefore a copy of the unsigned minutes of the previous meeting is held with the supporting papers.

Arrangement: five volumes in this series were originally numbered in sequence A1-A5.  Several committees used the same minute book.  The books were not listed in chronological order and the numbering sequence was probably imposed at a later date (e.g. minutes of the earliest meetings are in minute books A2 and A4).

SPTL 1/7 onwards represent later accessions, deposited by Administrative Secretaries of SPTL.  Their original filing order has been retained.

 

Related material
Meeting minutes and papers which have been deposited by officers of the Society and which form part of their filing systems have been retained with their papers (SPTL 18, William Twining; SPTL 26, James Read; SPT: 33, Nick Wikeley; SPTL 34 (Peter Niven):

  • Council Minutes - SPTL 10 (1971-1984), SPTL26/8 (1972-1980), SPTL 20 (1985-1996), and SPTL 34/6 (1997-2001)
  • General Committee Minutes - SPTL 10 (1971-1973), SPTL 12 (1958-1971)
  • Executive Committee Minutes - SPTL 10 SPTL26/7 (1972-1980), SPTL 10 (1974, 1981-1984) SPTL18/20 (1978-1981) SPTL 34/7 (1997-2001).
  • The core series for AGM Minutes is at SPTL 22 (1973-1979, 1981-1999, 2003-2008), whilst additional minutes are found at SPTL 10 (1971-1984)  SPTL4 (1910, 1913, 1921-1939, 1946-1949)  SPTL18/1 (1965-1975)  , SPTL26/1 (1965-1981). SPTL10 (1971-1984),  SPTL 1 (1997-2001)

Access: all records over 10 years old from last date on file are open

Item list:

Reference Dates Description

SPTL 1/1
[A2]

1909-1925

Council: 1st – 17th meetings, 1 July 1909 – 10 July 1925

SPTL 1/2 [A3]

1926-1966

Council: 18th – 35th meetings, 9 July 1926 – 23 July 1966

SPTL 1/3
[A4]

1909-1921

1) General Committee 1st – 28th meetings, 15 Dec 1909 – 10 Dec 1921

 

 

2) Special Committee on the Education of the Articled Clerk, 1st – 2nd meetings, 15 July 1910 – 11 March 1911

 

 

3) Special Committee on Compilation of Casebooks, 1st – 8th meetings, 12 Mar 1914 – 27 Apr 1921

 

 

4) Special Editorial Committee for Casebooks, 1st – 2nd meetings, 4 July 1914 – 15 May 1915

 

 

5) Joint Meeting of General Committee and Casebooks Committee, 9 July and 10 Dec 1921

SPTL  1/4
[A5]

1922-1937

1) General Committee, 29th meeting, 21 Apr 1922 – 16 Dec 1937

 

 

2) Sub-committee on Life Insurance, 1, 21 April 1922; 1 July 1922

 

 

3) Case Books Committee, 10th – 12th meetings, 27 Nov 1922; 13 Dec 1922; 13 Jan 1923, 7 July 1923

 

 

4) Sub-committee on possible issue of a journal: 21 Apr 1923; 7 July 1923; 8 Jan 1929

 

 

5) Committee on a Bibliography in Real Property Law: 6 Jan 1928; 28 Jan 1928

 

 

6) Sub-committee to settle arrangements for Annual Meeting, 20 May 1922

 

 

7) Sub-committee on Year Book Study, 14 June 1923; 30 Mar 1925; 27 Jan 1926; 17 Apr 1926; 8 July 1927; 10 Oct 1927

 

 

8) Sub-committee to consider arrangements for Annual Meeting, 7 Apr 1924; 29 Apr 1927

 

 

9) Sub-committee on change of name of Society, 30 Jan 1928

 

 

10) Special Committee on Lectureship on Medieval English Law, 7 Nov 1929

 

 

11) Sub-committee to consider scope and possible amendment of Rule 5, 21 Oct 1932

 

 

12) Sub-committee on Co-ordination of Research [listing of unpublished theses], 29 Sept 1934

 

 

13) Standing Committee on Curricula, 16 Dec 1937

SPTL 1/5

1938-1967

General Committee Minutes, Mar 1938 - Sept 1967

SPTL 1/6
[A1]

1967-1977

1) General Committee minutes, 15 Dec 1967 - 30 Aug 1973

 

 

2) Council Minutes 1st – 13th meetings, 13 Dec 1973 - 16 Dec 1977

 

Reference Title Dates Extent Description

SPTL 1/7

Minute book

1995-1996

1 volume

SPTL Minutes January 1995 to Sept 1996:
Executive 10 Feb 1995, 22 Apr 1995, 8 Jun 1995, 10 Nov 1995
Accounts 1994-1995
Council 10 Mar 1995, 13 Sept 1995 (Cardiff Conference), 15 Dec 1995

SPTL 1/8

Executive and Council Minute book

1996-1997

1 volume

 

SPTL 1/9

Minutes

1997-2001

1 folder

Council, Executive and AGM.  Includes signed attendance sheet for Council meeting 19/9/2000

SPTL 1/10

Minutes

2001-2003

1 folder

Council, Executive and AGM

SPTL 1/11

Council Meetings

2001-2003

1 folder

Agenda and supporting documents

SPTL 1/12

Executive Meetings

2001-2003

1 folder

Agenda and supporting documents

SPTL 1/13

AGM Meetings

2001-2003

1 folder

Agenda and supporting documents

SPTL 1/14

Executive committee meeting 8 Nov 2002

Nov 2002

1 item

Signed Minutes

SPTL 1/15

Council Meetings 2003

2003

1 folder

Includes signed minutes for March and September meetings.

SPTL 1/16

Executive Committee meetings, 2003:

2003

1 folder

June and November meetings only.   Includes signed minutes.

SPTL 1/17

Council Meetings 2004

2004

1 folder

Includes signed minutes for Feb and September meetings and agenda and minutes for Post Council meeting, 15 Sept 2004

SPTL 1/18

Executive Committee meetings, 2004

2004

1 folder

Includes signed minutes for Jan, June and Nov meetings.

SPTL 1/19

Council Meetings 2005

2005

1 folder

February only.  Includes signed minutes

SPTL 1/20

Executive Committee meetings, 2005

2005

1 folder

Includes signed minutes for January and May meetings

SPTL 1/21

Executive committee meeting, 18 January 2006

2006

1 folder

agenda and papers

SPTL 1/22

Calendars of meetings

2002-2005

1 folder

Open for research 1 January 2016

SPTL 1/23

Council meetings: 2006

2006

1 folder

Open for research 1 January 2017

SPTL 1/24

Executive Committee Meetings: 2006

2006

1 folder

Open for research 1 January 2017

SPTL 1/25

Council meeting: 2007

2007

1 folder

Open for research 1 January 2018

SPTL 1/26

Executive Committee Meeting: 2007

2007

1 folder

WANTING: Signed minutes and attendance sheet May 2007.

Open for research 1 January 2018

SPTL 1/27

Council meeting: 2008

2008

1 folder

Open for research 1 January 2019

SPTL 1/28

Executive Committee Meetings: 2008

2008

1 folder

 Open for research 1 January 2019

SPTL 1/29

Council meeting: 2009

2009

1 folder

Includes attendance sheets dated 9th September 2010 and 10 September 2010.

Open for research 1 January 2020

SPTL 1/30

Executive Committee Meetings: 2009

2009

1 folder

 Open for research 1 January 2020

SPTL 1/31

Council meeting: 10 March 2010

2010

1 folder

 Open for research 1 January 2021

SPTL 1/32

Executive Committee Meeting 20 January 2010

2010

1 folder

 Open for research 1 January 2021

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