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Document Title Lord President's Committees: Minutes and Papers. Sub-Committee on the Supply of Books. Meetings 1(42) - 8(42) Papers 1(42) - 17(42)
Reference CAB 71/28
Date 13th May 1942 - 19th September 1942
Former Department Reference Series LP(B)

Description

A file of meeting minutes, memoranda, and reports relating to the British government's policy on the supply of books. Subjects covered in the file include the importation and exportation of books; the allocation of materials for bookmaking, such as paper and cloth; the labour situation in the bookmaking industry, including the recruitment of women to replace conscripted men; and the supply of recreational books to the British armed forces to boost morale. Other subjects discussed include the spread of British culture and the English language by the British Council; concern over book shortages in educational institutions and libraries due to the bookbinding trade's inability to meet demand; and the issue of the quality of books. Documents in the file include a discussion of the Forces Book Club; a paper on the re-binding of books for public libraries; and a memorandum on the need to maintain pre-war levels of publishing for medical texts.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover Download PDF (1.32 MB)
iv Table of Contents Download PDF (2.55 MB)
1 Subjects Discussed: Books. Supply of 15th May 1942 Download PDF (930 KB)
2 Subjects Discussed: 1. Memo. by Mr. Arthur Greenwood; 2. Books. Supply of 22nd May 1942 Download PDF (1.44 MB)
3 Subjects Discussed: 1. War Economy Agreement; 2. British Council 5th June 1942 Download PDF (1.90 MB)
4 Subjects Discussed: 1. Forces Book Club; 2. Books. Import and Export of 26th June 1942 Download PDF (1.49 MB)
5 Subjects Discussed: Medical Journals and Textbooks and Books for University Students. Supply of 1st July 1942 Download PDF (1.39 MB)
6 Subjects Discussed: Publishers' Association. Meeting with 8th July 1942 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
7 Subjects Discussed: 1. British Federation of Master Printers; 2. Bookbinding Firms. Labour Position of 22nd July 1942 Download PDF (1.41 MB)
8 Subjects Discussed: Draft Report 5th August 1942 Download PDF (474 KB)
1 Composition and Terms of Reference. Memo. by Lord President of the Council 13th May 1942 Download PDF (491 KB)
2 Books. Supply of. Memo. by Ministry of Information 20th May 1942 Download PDF (1.89 MB)
3 Paper. Future Allocation and Usage of, for Printing Purposes during the Period of the War. Memo. by Mr. Arthur Greenwood, M.P 21st May 1942 Download PDF (2.91 MB)
4 Paper. Board and Cloth. Supply of. Memo. by Ministry of Supply 21st May 1942 Download PDF (980 KB)
5 Printing. Publishing and Book-Binding Industries. Labour Supply in. Memo. by Ministry of Labour and National Service 21st May 1942 Download PDF (1.43 MB)
6 Library and Educational Books. Memo. by Board of Education 21st May 1942 Download PDF (1.94 MB)
7 British Council. Memo. by Foreign Office 2nd June 1942 Download PDF (1,005 KB)
8 British Council. Supplementary Memo. by Foreign Office 13th June 1942 Download PDF (7.71 MB)
9 Forces Book Club. Memo. by War Office 19th June 1942 Download PDF (468 KB)
10 University Students, Supply of Books to. Memo. by University Grants Committee 22nd June 1942 Download PDF (6.30 MB)
11 Books, Import and Export of. Memo. by Board of Trade 24th June 1942 Download PDF (2.96 MB)
12 Medical Journals and Text Books. Memo. by Ministry of Health and Department of Health for Scotland 30th June 1942 Download PDF (1.49 MB)
13 Publishers Association. Letters and Memoranda sent by Mr. Walter Harrap, President 30th June 1942 Download PDF (14.02 MB)
14 Book-Binding Capacity. Note by Board of Trade 7th July 1942 Download PDF (1,017 KB)
15 Book-Binding Firms. Labour Position of. Memo. by Ministry of Labour and National Service 18th July 1942 Download PDF (2.08 MB)
16 Draft Report - Points for Discussion. Note by Chairman 31st July 1942 Download PDF (917 KB)
17 Report by Chairman 19th September 1942 Download PDF (8.97 MB)
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