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ULIV SES - Archive of the University of Liverpool: Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies

Department of Psychology (1947 - 1992)

Reference P5457/1-43 & D137
Physical Description 2 series

Scope and Content

Contains the following records

  • Departmental Records
  • Records relating to the Department of Psychology and its Staff and Students

Access Points

Subjects
Psychology
Psychology Study and teaching
Corporate Names
University of Liverpool Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies Psychology

Departmental Records (1971 - 1992)

Reference P5457/1-43 & P7166/8 P5457/1-43
Physical Description 1 box

Scope and Content

Agenda papers and copes of minutes of and reports on meetings held, syllabus and standing orders and related material.


Board of Studies in Psychology (1971-85)

Reference P7166/8, P5457/1-2
Physical Description 3 items

Psychology (1971-72)

Reference P7166/8
Physical Description (folder)

Scope and Content

Copies of minutes and agenda papers of Board of Studies.


Standing Orders and related papers (1971-85)

Reference P5457/1
Physical Description (envelope)

Conditions Governing Access

Access closed


Syllabus and reading list for the history of Psychology element of the course. (1976)

Reference P5457/2
Physical Description 1 item

Records relating to the Department of Psychology and its Staff and Students (1947-1975, 1989-1995)

Reference D137 P8396/15 & D708
Physical Description 2 series

Scope and Content

Contains the following records:

  • History of the Department 1947-76
  • Papers of Professor W D Wall on the Burt affair

The Department of Psychology 1947-1975 (Not dated; 1968; 1976 )

Reference D137
Physical Description 1 typescript, 1 colour photograph, 1 letter

Scope and Content

An unbound photocopied typescript history of the department with a list of staff and a personal appendix (not dated); and a covering letter dated 23 Jan 1976 accompanying the above with a portrait photograph.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor L S Hearnshaw, Professor of Psychology 1947-1975

Acquisition Information

Em Prof L S Hearnshaw, 23 Jan 1976

Related Material

D431 - Papers of Prof Hearnshaw



The Department of Psychology 1947-75, by L. S. Hearnshaw, Professor of Psychology, 1947-75 (ca.1976)

Reference D137/1
Physical Description 2 typescripts, unbound, photocopied

Scope and Content

An unbound photocopied typescript history of the department with a list of staff and a personal appendix covering Professor Hearnshaw's commitments to Liverpool University, other universities, the local community and his profession, followed by a list of his overseas visits and a summary of his own research during the same period [2 copies]


Covering letter accompanying the above and enclosing a coloured portrait photograph of himself taken at the International Congress of Psychology, London, in 1968 (23 January 1976; 1968)

Reference D137/2-3
Physical Description 1 letter, 1 colour photograph

Papers of Professor W D Wall (1989-1995)

Reference D708
Physical Description 3 files

Scope and Content

Correspondence and other papers of Professor W D Wall including copies of journal and other articles and press cuttings regarding attempts of himself and others to persuade the British Psychological Society to reconsider its 'verdict' on Sir Cyril Burt

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Cyril Lodowic Burt (1883-1971), Psychologist and advocate of intelligence testing. Assistant Lecturer in Physiology and Lecturer in Experimental Psychology at the University of Liverpool, 1908-1913; Psychologist to London County Council (Education Department) 1913-1932; Professor of Education, University of London, 1924-1931; Professor of Psychology, University College London, 1931-1950; Editor British Journal of Psychology.

Conditions Governing Access

Access closed

Acquisition Information

Professor W D Wall, Burnham, Buckinghamshire; 20 Aug 1996


Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work (1918 - 1964, 1971-1974)

Reference A174, A175, A200, D416
Physical Description 3 series

Scope and Content

Contains the following records:

  • Boards of Studies of the Department of Sociology
  • Departmental Records
  • Records relating to Staff and Students (including Social Surveys)

Administrative / Biographical History

Efforts were made by Herbert Spencer to create a chair of Sociology during the foundation of University College Liverpool, but his request to the Earl of Derby was unsuccessful, as the Earl had already endowed a chair of Natural History. The world's first chair of Social Anthropology was created in 1907 and occupied by J G Frazer, author of The Golden Bough. The teaching of Social Science came through the necessity to provide training for social workers and in this way, the training of health visitors and sanitary inspectors began through the School of Hygiene and associated Sanitary Science Instruction Committee. It was in some way influence by the Settlement movement which had taken off in Liverpool, with the involvement of Elizabeth Macadam, Eleanor Rathbone and Professor Edward Carter Kersey Gonner. The School of Training for Social Work was launched in January 1905. By 1911 the course had ten full time students studying for a diploma, and 74 students, including clergymen, doctors, teachers, matrons, poor law officials, rescue, church and voluntary workers, taking parts of the course and was providing the teaching of Social Psychology courtesy of Cyril Burt. The renamed School of Social Science moved to 26 Abercromby Square in 1925. Alexander Morris Carr-Saunders became the first Chair of Social Science in 1923, creating an honours school and launching a research programme. He also appointed a Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics, D Caradog Jones who made inroads into social research in Liverpool, publishing the Rockefeller Trust-sponsored Survey of Merseyside in 1934. Margaret Todd, later Simey, was the first honours graduate in 1928. Her husband, Thomas Spencely Simey, became Chair in 1939, signalling a period of great research in the department with the work of Dennis Chapman and J B Mays. In 1971 the department was renamed the Department of Sociology.

Access Points

Subjects
Sociology Study and teaching
Social policy
Social service Study and teaching
Corporate Names
University of Liverpool Faculty of Social and Environmental Studies Sociology

Boards of Studies of the Department of Sociology (1971 - 1974)

Reference P7166/9-10
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

Contains minutes and Agenda Papers of the Board of Studies of Sociology and the Board of Studies of Social Studies


Board of Studies of Social Studies (1972-74)

Reference P7166/9
Physical Description (folder)

Board of Studies of Sociology (1971-74)

Reference P7166/10
Physical Description (folder)

Minutes of Committees (1905 - 1923)

Reference P826/1-3
Physical Description 3 volumes

Scope and Content

Contains the following records:

  • School of Training for Social Work: General and Executive Committee Minutes 1905-1917
  • Board of Social Studies: Welfare Sub-Committee minutes 1917-19 (
  • Sub-Committee on Practical Training

School of Training for Social Work (March 1905 - July 1917)

Reference P826/1
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

General and Executive minutes.


Welfare Sub-Committee Minute Book (November 1917 - July 1919)

Reference P826/2
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Volume contains two letters relating to the Committee and a list of members of the Committee.


Sub-Committee on Practical Training Minute Book (January 1918- June 1923)

Reference P826/3
Physical Description 1 volume

Scope and Content

Minutes.


Departmental Records (1918 - 1950s)

Reference P826/6, A174, A200
Physical Description 4 series

Scope and Content

Contains Annual Reports of the School of Social Science and of Training for Social Work student records: A174 are student dossiers 1918-1950s [mainly 1940s]; A200 are Social Work Student Files 1948-1983 (sampled)

Conditions Governing Access

A174 & A200 are Closed to Access


School of Social Science and of Training for Social Work: Reports of the School (1911-12 - 1915-16)

Reference P826/6
Physical Description 7 items

Scope and Content

Annual Reports for the School include report for the previous academic year, lists of members of the General Committee and lists of subscriptions


Student Dossiers (1918 - 1950s)

Reference A174
Physical Description 1 series

Scope and Content

A-B only, for entrants 1918-1950s, but mainly 1940s. These dossiers are presumed to be part of the department's student record system but were left anonymously with the Archives Department during Summer 1995.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is closed to these records

Archivist's Note

Listed by Margaret Proctor, May 1996


Social Work Student Files (1948 - 1983 (sampled))

Reference A200
Physical Description 20 boxes

Scope and Content

Sample of student files detailing courses undertaken by students in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work Studies.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is closed to these records

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited on 2 May 1997, by Prof Chris Jones Head of Department per Mr Fred Cook

Archivist's Note

The sampling methodology, arrived at in consultation with the Department, is as follows:

Student files are complete between 1948 and 1958. This period, and especially up to 1956, included a number of important national developments in social work education such as emergency training courses as social services, and the need for professional social workers, expanded.

For succeeding decades a three year run has been taken. This is in line with similar agreements reached with other academic departments regarding their student files.

For investigation into specific courses or individuals it is necessary to refer to the Register maintained by the department (a copy is at A200/21). Each annual batch of entrants to the department was allocated, in alphabetical order of surname, the next running number - the first entrant in 1948 being number 1 (and the last in the sequence deposited here, from 1983, being 1259). The register also identifies courses taken, so that it is possible to put together a selection of files covering a particular type of social work course over time. Several types of post-graduate courses have been offered, as well as the 3-year degree course; these include Child Care, Mental Health and Probation. The University Calendars and prospectuses can be used to find the year a course was introduced, and its content.

The sampling work was carried out by Fred Cook of the Department to whom thanks are due

Listed by Margaret Proctor, May 1996

Access Points

Subjects
University of Liverpool Students
Students Sociology students
Students Academic workload

Social Work Student Files 1-50 (1948-1958)

Reference A200/1
Physical Description 50 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 51-100 (1948-1958)

Reference A200/2
Physical Description 49 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 101-150 (1948-1958)

Reference A200/3
Physical Description 49 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 151-200 (1948-1958)

Reference A200/4
Physical Description 49 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 201-216 (1948-1958)

Reference A200/5
Physical Description 15 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 217-253 (1961-1963)

Reference A200/6
Physical Description 36 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 254-288 (1961-1963)

Reference A200/7
Physical Description 34 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 289-333 (1961-1963)

Reference A200/8
Physical Description 44 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 677-702 (1971-1973)

Reference A200/9
Physical Description 25 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 703-733 (1971-1973)

Reference A200/10
Physical Description 30 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 734-758 (1971-1973)

Reference A200/11
Physical Description 20 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 759-812 (1971-1973)

Reference A200/12
Physical Description 53 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 780-812 (1971-1973)

Reference A200/13
Physical Description 32 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 813-850 (1971-1973)

Reference A200/14
Physical Description 37 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 1086-1118 (1980-1983)

Reference A200/15
Physical Description 32 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 1119-1150 (1980-1983)

Reference A200/16
Physical Description 31 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 1151-1179 (1980-1983)

Reference A200/17
Physical Description 28 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 1180-1211 (1980-1983)

Reference A200/18
Physical Description 31 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 1212-1231 (1980-1983)

Reference A200/19
Physical Description 19 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Social Work Student Files 1232-1159 (1980-1983)

Reference A200/20
Physical Description 27 files

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Student files register, by alphabetical order of surname and giving date of entry and course followed (1948-1990)

Reference A200/21
Physical Description 1 volume

Conditions Governing Access

Closed Access


Records relating to Staff and Students (c.1948, 1955-1965, 1979)

Reference A175, D416, P2477/1-2 & D719
Physical Description 4 series

Scope and Content

Comprises surveys and research undertaken by members of the department. A175 is a report about the elderly made at the request of the Health Committee of the Corporation of Liverpool, c.1948; D416 are Social Surveys of Merseyside 1955-1964 and include raw data and supporting papers. P2477 contains reports on projects undertaken by members of staff of the Department on retirement and student recruitment.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is closed to D416 and D719

Access Points

Subjects
University of Liverpool Staff
University of Liverpool Students

The Problems of Old People: An inquiry made at the request of the Health Committee of the Corporation of Bootle (Undated c.1948)

Reference A175
Physical Description 1 report

Scope and Content

Authored by Mary Gentles Robb B.A. and Dennis Chapman PhD.

Acquisition Information

Found in Archivist's office, summer 1995. Source unknown.

Archivist's Note

Finding aid created by Margaret Proctor May 1996

Access Points

Subjects
Social case work reporting

Student Entry to the School of Social Science and Student Selection (1956-59)

Reference P2477/1
Physical Description (envelope)

Scope and Content

Typescript of Valerie Stone (Tutor, Department of Social Science)'s papers on Student Entry to the School of Social Science 1956-7, 1957-8, and 1958-9, and on Student Selection (on the selection and performance of students who entered the two-year Social Science Certificate course between 1955-57) and related tables.

Conditions Governing Access

Access closed


Research Project on Retirement (1965, n.d.)

Reference P2477/2
Physical Description 2 items

Scope and Content

Based on interviews conducted with men who had retired from the employment of Pilkingtons of St.Helens


Introductory Note to and Commentary on statistical tables, and related paper. (1965)

Reference P2477/2/1
Physical Description 1 item

Research Reports Nos. 1-5 and 7-14 (written by Dr John Martin and Ann Doren) (not dated)

Reference P2477/2/2-14
Physical Description 1 item

Student Survey Reports (1970-76)

Reference P893/2
Physical Description (envelope)

Scope and Content

Norris Green Survey (Dec 1969); The Hall [s of Residence, University of Liverpool] Survey, 1975; Home Based Students at Liverpool University: Methods of Sociological Research Course Survey 1975/6; and Community Development in Halls of Residence n.d. [? mid 1970s]


Household Surveys of Liverpool Carried out by the Sociology Department (1955-1959)

Reference D416 & D719
Physical Description 2 series

Conditions Governing Access

Access closed


Social Surveys of Merseyside (1955-1964)

Reference D416
Physical Description 109 boxes, oversize items

Scope and Content

Raw data and supporting papers in connection with social surveys in the Merseyside area, comprising: Crown Street Survey 1955-1956; theses and dissertations on associated topics; industrial and employment surveys 1961-1969; Kirkby social adjustment survey; hours of work and leisure project 1981; council housing allocation study 1981-1982; magistrates courts and juvenile justice 1984-1985; linked research project into public participation 1972-1977; social work education 1975-1987; new towns project 1977; co-operative development services ltd 1977-1978; household interview survey 1978-1979; a study of class imagery 1971-1973; Merseyside survey 1968; community councils and community development in Liverpool 1969-1971; children of alcoholic parents 1977; Merseyside Improved Houses 1978-1980; attitude survey at House of Seagrams Ltd 1972-1973; Study of Fibreglass Ltd 1968-1970; small shops survey 1980; Scottish tourism and recreation 1979; continuing care project 1977

Conditions Governing Access

Access closed, please contact Special Collections and Archives for further details.

Acquisition Information

The Secretary, Department of Sociology, University of Liverpool; 9 Feb 1986

Archivist's Note

Finding aid created by Tracey Jagger, Dave Marsden, Heather Osborn and Jane Gowar, June 1987

Related Material

D719 - Household surveys of Liverpool wards


Access Points

Subjects
Social Policy and Social Work Studies
Social Sciences Research Social Surveys

Household surveys of Liverpool wards (1963, 1979)

Reference D719
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

Household surveys of Liverpool wards Low Hill, Abercromby, Woolton and Smithdown 1963; Abercromby and Low Hill 1979 made by Sociology Department

Conditions Governing Access

Access closed

Acquisition Information

Elizabeth Gittus; 6 Dec 1996

Access Points

Subjects
Liverpool University Faculty of SES Sociology Social Policy and Social Work Studies