Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Records relating to the setting up of comprehensive schools in Newport
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Scope and Contents note

Papers relating to setting up comprehensive schools in Newport, accumulated by depositor as Chairman of Newport Education Committee, 1945-1975.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Deposited 1981

Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Education-Wales-Newport

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

 D1954/1-9 Documents relating to the reorganisation of secondary education in Newport on comprehensive lines, accumulated by the depositor in his capacity as Chairman of the Newport Education Committee Mid 20th century 

 D1954/1 Committee papers, including reports of the Chief Education Officer and of the Working Party 1962, 1965, 1966 

 D1954/2 Copy letters to ministers at the Department of Education and Science, Roy Hughes (Member of Parliament for Newport), Lord Heycock, George Thomas M.P., and to the South Wales Argus; correspondence with Sir Frank Soskice (Member of Parliament for Newport) 1965-1966 

 D1954/3 Letters of protest from parents, with copies of replies 1965 

 D1954/4 Letters from teachers' unions, head teachers and staffs, parent teacher associations, and St. Julians High School Old Girls Association 1964-1966 

 D1954/5 Committee papers, correspondence, circulars, notes for speeches, concerning proposed new school at Betws 1962-1965 

 D1954/6 Chief Education Officer's Report, 1958 Committee papers relating to Roman Catholic education, 1959, 1961, 1965 1958-1959, 1961, 1965 

 D1954/7 Miscellaneous correspondence, committe papers, notes for speeches, 1956-1966 Newspaper article, 1975 1956-1966, 1975 

 D1954/8 Newspaper cuttings, St. Julian's parish magazine, 1956-1966; circular concerning Indian and Pakistani names, 1970; copy of Education Committee minutes, 1945 1945, 1956-1966 

 D1954/9 Committee papers, 1962, 1965; correspondence, 1965-1966; newspaper cuttings, 1959-1966 1959-1966 

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 D1954/10-15 Documents relating to the depositor's service as a member of Newport County Borough Council 1946-1972, Chairman of Newport Education Committee, and particularly as Mayor of Newport 1963-1964 Mid 20th century 

 D1954/10 Mayor's Visitors Book 1963-1964 

 D1954/11 Scrap Book containing press cuttings, letters, programmes etc. 1963-1964 

 D1954/12 Press photographs 1949-1964 

 D1954/14 Opening of George Street Bridge, Newport, 1964; booklet, press photographs, copy of South Wales Argus with special supplement 1964 

 D1954/15 "Welcome to Citizenship" Newport 16 Apr 1964 

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