Document ReferenceMS 412
TitleRecords of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education, 1928-1968
Extent1 box
AbstractThe collection comprises records of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education. The records include correspondence, minutes, agenda papers and printed reports.
Access ConditionsThe bulk of the collection is accessible to all readers with advance notice and agreement. However, access may be restricted to some material under current Data Protection legislation. Please see our Access Policy or contact us for further advice.
Admin HistoryThe Association of Tutors in Adult Education (ATAE), founded in 1913, represented full or part-time teachers in adult education of a non-vocational character. It aimed to protect the professional interests of tutors and was instrumental in rising salary scales and improving allowances and working conditions. The ATAE represented the interests of any tutor involved in dispute with their employing body. The association published a magazine, 'The Tutors' Bulletin,' from 1922 until 1958 when it merged with 'Adult Education'. Branch meetings and annual general meetings were organised to provide a forum for discussion of issues concerning the profession.

The ATAE was represented on a number of national bodies concerned with adult education including the Workers' Educational Association's Central Council, the National Institute of Adult Education, the Central Joint Advisory Council for Tutorial Classes, and the UNESCO Committee on Adult Education.

The association was based at the Blenheim Institute, Blackman Lane, Leeds in the 1950s. It was divided into regional areas. A separate body for Scotland, the Scottish Tutors Association, was established in 1928 with affiliation to the ATAE but with greater autonomy. The ATAE was also known as the 'Tutor's Association'.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was acquired by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in July 1987 through a member of the University's School of Adult Education.
DescriptionThe collection comprises:

Minute book of the Leicester branch of the ATAE. 1931-1952 (MS 412/1);

Loose minutes of meetings of the ATAE's AGM, executive committee, finance and general purposes committee, North Yorkshire branch, and joint conferences in which the ATAE was involved. 1937-1966 (MS 412/2/1-30);

Copies of reports, constitutional documents and leaflets. 1928-1968 (MS 412/3/1-110);

Correspondence. Correspondents include the Workers' Educational Association, Central Joint Advisory Committee on Tutorial Classes, the National Institute of Adult Education, and the Scottish Tutors Association, as well as individual members and subscribers to the Tutor's Bulletin. 1937-1963 (MS 412/4/1-106);

Lists of members, conference attendees, and tutors offering classes for the Workers' Educational Association. 1949-1959 (MS 412/5/1-86);

Financial papers. 1947-1967 (MS 412/6/1-17);

Circular correspondence and agenda papers. 1938-1965 (MS 412/6).
MgtGroupAssociations and societies
ArrangementThe collection has been divided by document type into sections. Within these sections, items have been arranged chronologically.
TermAdult education teachers - England
Professional associations - England
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialRecords of the Workers' Educational Association (WEA), East Midlands district, 1919-1957 (We)
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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA733Association of Tutors in Adult Education
NA43904Workers' Educational Association
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