Record

Reference numberMS/540
LevelSubFonds
TitleInternational Research Council papers
Date1919-1931
DescriptionLetters, papers and files received or created by Sir Arthur Schuster during the course of his work for the International Research Council, which he undertook at the Royal Society's offices.

Storage:
MS/540 - MS Large (vol); MS Box, Small, Bay 069;
MS/541 - MS Box, Small, Bay 069
MS/542 - MS Box, Large (2 boxes); (MS/542 1 of 2 contains indexes for the files)
MS/543 - MS Box, Large
Extent1 volume, 3 boxes (large), 2 boxes (small)
Physical descriptionLoose papers
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyThe International Research Council (1919 -1931) was formed in 1919, as an association to promote international scientific research efforts. It was established by representatives from learned societies and scientific academies from the various Allied powers of the First World War. The Council established a number of international Unions, which were intended to operate independently to promote international collaboration in their specific branches of science. In 1931, the International Research Council was replaced by the International Council of Scientific Unions, which gave the Unions greater representation in the central organisation. Sir Arthur Schuster served as the first secretary of the International Research Council from 1919 until 1928.
Related records in the catalogueMS/663
MS/765
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6483Schuster; Sir; Arthur (1851 - 1934)1851 - 1934
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