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Responses to a questionnaire commissioned by Eric Biddle of the Public Administration Clearing House, Chicago, USA 1941-42

TC 44: 1 box only


Series of graphs depicting social changes "hoped for" and "expected" after the war, in Jan 1941 and Sept 1942. Duplicated

Typed report on the aftermath of town blitzes. M-O. 19.2.40

Interim reports of National Institute of Economic and Social Research, May/June 1940. Public opinion surveys on "home front" topics


Typed correspondence from Biddle to TH, 13.4.42, enclosing copies of

  • a questionnaire on British labour supply and training
  • a questionnaire on organising manpower
  • a questionnaire on housing for war workers
  • memoranda: suggestions of questions to be included in the survey

Typed lists of questions, sent to the Public Administration Clearing House by American public bodies, to form the basis of the questionnaire. (2 copies)


Typed lists of suggestions for dealing with questions on pp 10-21 of the questionnaire. (RF) 4.6.41

Handwritten transcripts of interviews with public officials and administrators of voluntary welfare bodies. (RF) June/July 1941


Typed letters to persons consulted and their replies (mainly typed). (RF)

Handwritten list of institutions approached in reference to various questions. (RF)

Typed extract from Biddle questionnaire Q10/1-18/3a

Handwritten notes, checklists, etc. preparatory to first draft of survey. (RF)

Correspondence from TH to RF referring to public benefits legislation

Letter from TH re. Local Information Committees

Note on Family Allowances (Labour Party Conference 1942) 29.5.42 (DB)


Handwritten rough draft of questionnaire and replies. (RF)


Handwritten rough draft of questionnaire with keys and appendices. (RF)


Typed copy of rough draft

Key to headings of sections

List of consultants

Key to consultants

Cuttings file

File of documents cited (RF)


Typed draft with document key


Typed draft with document key (for Joan Clarke)

Mass-Observation Studies 1937-55

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