Extent and form :1 box

Provenance: most of these files were probably put together by the IALS Secretaries K Howard Drake, J A Boxhall and H F Patterson to isolate information of historical interest relating to the Institute.  The compilation files at IALS 1/10-12 were created by the Academic Assistant and passed to the Archives by the IALS Librarian. 

Scope and contents: the files are compilations of events of interest in the history of the Institute, and include background papers to its establishment, opening ceremonies, policy statements and press cuttings.

Arrangement : Chronological

Item list:

Reference Dates Description
IALS/01/01 1934-1952

File, originally titled “Lord Macmillan’s papers” and probably compiled by K Howard Drake, containing the following:-

  • Report of the Legal Education Committee 1934
  • Letters to Lord Macmillan from D Hughes Parry and K Howard Drake about the Institute
  • Press cuttings about the Institute
IALS/01/02 1948-1955

File containing policy statements of the Institute, originally one box file with 5 folders of multiple copies as follows:

  • Statement of development policy 1950
  • IALS & SOAS: memorandum of agreement on Library policy, 1951
  • Legal research policy, 1954
  • Research assistance requirements, 1955
  • University Grants Committee visitations, 1948, 1951, 1955: policy papers prepared for the visitations
IALS/01/03 1948

Files containing working papers relating to the opening ceremony of the IALS

  • Guest lists
  • Speeches
  • Press Cuttings
  • Correspondence
  • Agenda
IALS/01/04 1948 First IALS Prospectus (5 copies)
IALS/01/05 1948-1949 Second IALS Annual Report


Opening of the Nuffield Library, 27 June 1950 General arrangements
  • Guest list
  • Press cuttings
IALS/01/07 1962-1986 File of miscellaneous press cuttings
IALS/01/08 1976-1979

Opening of Charles Clore House, April 1976

  • Guest lists
  • Invitations
  • Order of ceremony
  • Press cuttings
  • Memorial service for Sir Charles Clore, 1979
IALS/01/09 1986

Patterson’s file on the visit of HRH the Princess Anne, Chancellor, on 23 Oct 1986

  • Guest lists
  • Order of ceremony
  • Press cuttings
  • Administrative arrangements
IALS/01/10 1990-1995

Academic Secretary’s papers relating to the academic future of IALS:

  • Research Committee/Academic Staff meetings: minutes, agenda and papers, Jan 1990 - Oct 1994
  • A Proposal to create a Chair of Legal Education at the Institute, Sept 1992
  • Press release re expansion of IALS, 1995
IALS/01/11 1995

Academic Secretary’s papers relating to the publications of IALS histories:

  • W A Steiner’s draft history of IALS
  • Mrs Barbara Steiner’s reminiscences of early days at IALS
IALS/01/12 1991-1994

Academic Secretary’s collection of obituaries, press cuttings and papers on the following persons:

  • Muriel Anderson, 1991
  • Norman Anderson, 1994
  • Erwin Griswold, 1995
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