Archival Information

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

The following was de-accessioned during cataloguing:

  • Loose duplicates of material.
  • Original articles and corrected proofs for the Law Librarian : the final versions of these available in the journal.
  • Financial records with low informational value (petty cash slips; stamp books etc)


Regular accruals are expected.

Archival history

Material in BIALL/01 to BIALL/26 was in the custody of Mary Blake, Honorary Archivist. It was accumulated by the following stages:

  • In 1976 Wallace Breem, Honorary Secretary, transferred the secretary's files to the new Honorary Secretary, Mary Blake (his records relating to the role of Treasurer were transferred to Robert Logan and do not form part of the archive.)
  • In 1987, when Mary Blake handed over the role of Honorary Secretary to Hilary Boucher, the current files were transferred to Hilary whilst Mary retained the older material for pragmatic reasons.
  • A system developed whereby Mary Blake became custodian for the Secretary's files, with people transferring to her as and when necessary.
  • Mary Blake held the offices of Vice-President (1987-1993) and President (1993-1999) and continued to update the files.
  • 1998 the History of BIALL was proposed and so the records were transferred to Mary Blake's house. At this point officers in general began depositing files..

Immediate source of acquisition

The material was transferred to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in 2010 by the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

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