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CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL'S SECRETARIAT

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/CL/CHMN
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL'S SECRETARIAT
Date(s): 1947-1962
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The London County Council delegated administrative matters to its committees, both standing committees and a number of special committees appointed for specific purposes. The committees met frequently, either weekly or fortnightly, while the Council met weekly. Committee reports requiring decision by the Council were dealt with weekly, and each committee reported to the Council every 6 months. In addition the Council also had representatives on many bodies such as industrial councils, school governing bodies and charitable foundations. For the purpose of carrying out the services of the Council, the staff is organised into departments, each of which is under the responsibility of a chief officer.

The Clerk of the Council was the chief administrative officer of the Council, acting as the clerk of the Council itself as well as the various committees. Additional important duties of the Clerk's Department included the maintenance of the library for members of the Council at City Hall, the preparation of general publications and the responsibility for general work including records.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London County Council Clerk's Department relating to the Chairman of the Council Secretariat including papers regarding the King George VI Foundation, 1953-1960; the King George VI National Memorial Fund, 1952-1960; the Lord Mayor's National Air Raid Distress Fund, 1947-1954; the Lord Mayor's National Flood and Tempest Distress Fund, 1953; the Lord Mayor's National Thanksgiving Fund, 1950-1956; the Hammersmith Flyover opening ceremony, 1961; the Hyde Park Corner Improvements opening ceremony, 1962; the opening ceremony of the new Narrow Street Bridge, Stepney, 1962; Coronation arrangements Organising Committee, 1953; Coronation arrangements Ceremonial functions, 1953 and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio and television programmes, 1948-1962.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

LCC/CL/CHMN/01/001-005: Charities; LCC/CL/CHMN/01/006-010: Ceremonies; LCC/CL/CHMN/01/011: BBC.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent body, the London County Council.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records relating to the Lord Mayor see COL/MH/LM. For bridge and road improvements see the Chief Engineer's Department LCC/CE/RB.


Publication note:

For further information on the history of the LCC please see Achievement: A Short History of the London County Council by W Eric Jackson (1965), LMA Library reference 18.0 1965, The London County Council 1938, LMA Library reference 18.7 SER 4, and The Youngest County: A description of London as a county and its public services, 1951, LMA Library reference 18.0 1951.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April to June 2009

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