Document ReferenceFS
TitlePapers of Frank Stacey (1923-1977), Francis Hill Professor of Local Government at The University of Nottingham, 1963-1977
Extent4 boxes
AbstractThe collection contains correspondence and research papers of Professor Frank Stacey (1923-1977) relating to his work for the Social Sciences Research Council and research into ombudsmen in various countries.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryFrank Stacey was educated at the University of Cambridge (graduated, 1948) and Nuffield College, Oxford (B.Phil., 1950). In 1951, he was appointed to University College Swansea as an assistant lecturer. At first he taught political theory and institutions in the department of history but then moved to the newly formed department of politics in 1955 and became a senior lecturer in politics in 1967. While in Swansea, Stacey was at one time chairman of the Swansea branch of the Campaign for the Advancement of State Education and a member of the Swansea National Health Service Executive Committee.

In 1974 he moved to The University of Nottingham to become the first Francis Hill Professor of Local Government. In 1976, Stacey was appointed to the Public Administration Committee of the Standing University Council for Social and Public Administration, and the Political Science and International Relations Committee of the Social Science Research Council. Professor Stacey died on 3 October 1977.

Stacey published a number of works including The Government of Modern Britain (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968), The British Ombudsman (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971), A new Bill of Rights for Britain (Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1973), and British Government 1966-1975 - Years of Reform (Oxford University Press, 1975). Ombudsmen Compared (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978), in which he compared ombudsmen systems in various countries, was posthumously published in 1978.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in November 1979.
DescriptionThe collection contains files of correspondence, interview notes, newspaper cuttings, reports, photocopies, manuscript notes and drafts belonging to Frank Stacey. Many of the files relate in some part to preparation for his work on ombudsmen in different countries. Principal series include the following:

Papers relating to the Social Science Research Council including the work of its Research into Central Government Panel and its Local Government Panel, 1970s (FS 1);

Papers relating to ombudsmen in England, Wales and Scotland, 1973-1977 (FS 2);

Research papers relating to ombudsmen in different countries, 1963-1977 (FS 3);

Papers relating to the Political Studies Association conference, 1973 (FS 4);

Papers relating to the role of the British Parliamentary Commissioner, 1975-1977 (FS 5);

Materials relating to the UK Health Service including the role of the Health Service Commissioner and the National Health Service Wales, 1970-1977 (FS 6);

'Reform at the Centre of Government in the United Kingdom', a paper given to the Olivetti Foundation in Italy by Frank Stacey in 1977 (FS 7);

Published material collected by Frank Stacey (FS 8); 1959-1979

Materials relating to the Public Administration Committee Conference on training in the Civil Service, 1977 (FS 9).
MgtGroupPersonal papers
Scientific, research and educational records
MgtSubGroupUniversity member
Research and development bodies
ArrangementThe collection is arranged into case file series.
TermPublic administration - Study and teaching
FindingAidsCopyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 64 pp. Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Publication NoteFrank Stacey, Ombudsmen Compared (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978)

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA291Stacey; Frank (1923-1977); Professor; teacher of politics, professor of local government, and adviser on public administration1923-1977
NA292Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Social Services Research Council
NA291Stacey; Frank (1923-1977); Professor; teacher of politics, professor of local government, and adviser on public administration1923-1977
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