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Special Collections: History of Education

History of Education Sources

About the Collection

This collection consists of books on all aspects of education published before 1940. There about 1200 items published in the 16-18th centuries, but the bulk of the material dates from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Included in this collection are about 150 bound volumes of 19th and 20th century pamphlets amassed by the Ministry and Departments of Education and deposited with the Institute of Education in 1992. These pamphlets form 3 series: Education miscellanies, Education pamphlets, and Tracts on education, and include works by Henry Brougham and Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth.  The pamphlet series is available to view on microfilm in the Library.  The originals are in fragile condition and will not be brought out from store unless permitted by the Special Collections Librarian.

Size: 160 metres of shelving

Type/format: Books and pamphlets

Dates: c1600 - 1940

Accrual policy: Occasional new additions

Location: Bedford Way

Reference only. By prior arrangement with the Special Collections Librarian. Contact the Library Enquiry Desk in the first instance.

This collection is listed in the Library Catalogue.

Useful Links

History of Education Archives at the IOE