Record

LevelFonds
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)BAS
TitleRecords of the British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres (BASSAC)
Extent106 standard boxes
Date[c 1920]-2008
DescriptionTraining papers, 1954-1988; conference papers, annual general meeting papers, Executive Committee papers, 1920-2008; financial papers, 1957-1989; campaign and networks papers, 1959-2001; membership records, 1957-[2000s]; policy and funding papers, 1949-[2000s]; staff papers, 1957-[1980s]; administrative papers, 1967-1989.

Also publications including British Association of Residential Settlements (BARS) Bulletin, 1955-1967; house magazine of BASSAC centres BASIC, 1978-1983; weekly and monthly circulars, 1988-1990; directories and handbooks, Annual Reports and Accounts, 1968-2002; news sheets, 1965-1969; mailings, 1991-1996; Communities in Action, 2000-2005; miscellaneous publications, 1943-1988.

There are 13 boxes of annual reports from individual UK settlements, in alphabetical order by name of settlement. The contents of these boxes, reference BAS/10, are unlisted.

Papers relating to the International Federation of Settlements (IFS) comprises newsletters, 1959-1993; various publications; financial records; and membership papers.
ArrangementThe archive is arranged to reflect broad categories of the organisation's work.
Access ConditionsOpen. Access to all registered researchers.
LanguageEnglish
Finding AidsA temporary handlist is available as a pdf file. Click on the link in the document field below. A paper copy is also available in the Special Collections Department.
DocumentBAS.pdf
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryFounded in 1920 as the Federation of Residential Settlements and becoming the British Association of Residential Settlements in 1927, the British Association of Settlements in 1967, and the British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres in 1974, the organisation represents the network of University settlements founded from 1884 and about 60 large urban community centres established from the 1960s. The settlement and social centre movement has been a consistently important source of innovation in social work practice and of influence in the formation of social work policy. The Association is linked to the International Federation of Settlements, founded in 1922 and based in Derby; the settlement movement has also been very significant abroad, particularly in the United States and Japan.

Reference: Deposit file.
AcquisitionThe collection was deposited by the British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres (BASSAC), April 1999.