Archives: Ashridge College, 1929–54: A Glimpse at the Archive of a Conservative Intellectual Project

  title={Archives: Ashridge College, 1929–54: A Glimpse at the Archive of a Conservative Intellectual Project},
  author={Clarisse Berthez{\`e}ne},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={79 - 93}
This essay offers an introduction to the contents of the archive of Ashridge College and gives a brief outline of Ashridge's history as a ‘College of Citizenship’ closely affiliated to the Conservative Party in the period 1929–54. The archive illustrates the inter-war Conservative Party's concern about its vulnerability to the Left in what was termed ‘the battle of ideas’ and gives detailed information with regard to the personnel and the subject matter deployed in an attempt to pursue a… 

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Principal's Report to the Governing Body

  • Governing Body Minutes

Memorandum, ‘Political Research and Adult Education

  • n.d. Feb? 1927. Baldwin papers, Cambridge University Library,
  • 1927

Except for the year 1952, where the accounts are missing

    Stanley Baldwin and the Ideology of the Conservative Response to Socialism, 1918–31

    • Lord Irwin,
    • 1929

    The Conservative Party Archive at the Bodleian Library holds the Ashridge Journal but is missing the volume for 1937. The Ashridge archive's holding is lacking half the year's issues for the year

    • 1937

    Report To The Finance Committee, Dealing With The Financial History Of The BLMT, The Present Financial Position, And Future Prospects

    • enclosed with Bonar Law Memorial BLMT Accounts and Balance Sheet

    These figures have been compiled from the surviving records in the Education Committee and from listings in the Ashridge Journal. The author does not claim that they are complete

      On the construction of the 'middlebrow intellectual', see C. Berthezène, 'Les conservateurs britanniques dans la bataille des idées

        Finance & General Purposes Committee