DC/PE Papers of Richard Stanley Peters

Identity Statement
Reference code: GB/366/DC/PE
Title: Papers of Richard Stanley Peters
Dates of creation: 1940s-1990s
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 14 boxes; loose unsorted material

Context
Biographical history: Born India 1919; sent to live with grandmother in England - attended boarding school;Clifton College, Bristol, 1933-1938; served with Friends Ambulance Service, 1940-1944; attended Queens College, Oxford - BA 1942; married 1942, one son, two daughters; teaching position at Sidcot Grammar School, Somerset, 1944-; part-time Lecturer and Student at Birkbeck College, University of London (studied Philosophy and Psychology) - graduated with PhD in 1949; full-time Lecturer at Birkbeck, 1949-1958; Reader in Philosophy, Birkbeck, 1958-1962; Visiting Professor of Education, Harvard University, 1961; Visiting Professor, Australian National University, 1962; Professor of Philosophy of Education, Institute of Education, 1962-1982; Dean, Faculty of Education, University of London, 1971.

Content and Structure
Scope and content: Comprises notebooks, chiefly containing drafts of essays and notes about books read; press cuttings; project proposals; lecture notes for public lectures by Peters, 1957-1976; papers on the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course, 1966-1967, examinations and assessment, programmes for the BBC and conferences; letters to politicians, including Shirley Williams, Keith Joseph, Harold Wilson and Jack Straw; biographical material relating to Peters; papers relating to the Institute of Education (IOE); correspondence with societies including the Royal Institute of Philosophy, 1972-1979, the American National Academy of Education, 1975-1981 and the Philosophy of Education Society, 1964-1980; and correspondence on Peters' trips to Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand..

Conditions of Access and Use
Access conditions: Available for study with advance notice.
Finding aids: Draft list.