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The Association of Building Technicians: draft reports, 1941-1951

Identifier: PJM/ABT/B

Scope and Contents

The Association of Building Technicians: draft reports consists of manuscript and typewritten draft reports along with accompanying research material and correspondence. There are several drafts of most of the reports along with editorial comments. Related research material include press-cuttings, pamphlets and reports by other bodies. Associated correspondence includes requests for information, reactions to the reports, and correspondence with possible publishers. Very few final copies of the reports have been retained. Only 2 reports appear to have been compiled by Percy Johnson-Marshall: Report on the London Plans, ( 1951) and Housing diagram for the ABT, ( 1946) Other reports for which there are files are:

Report on the New Towns, ( 1947)

Evidence to the Schuster Committee, ( 1951)

Report on the current planning practice under Town and Country Planning Act (1947), ( 1951)

Report on the Town and Country Planning Act (1947), ( 1950)

Town and country planning research, ( 1951)

The structure and efficiency of the building industry, ( 1948)


  • Creation: 1941-1951


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

12 files

Conditions Governing Access

This material is subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Biographical / Historical

The various committees and sub-committees of the Association of Building Technicians wrote responses to major reports by other bodies, and reports recommending best practice for the professions which the union represented. As Chairman of the Architects' Professional Advisory Committee (1946-1947) and Secretary to the Planning Committee (1948-1950), Percy Johnson-Marshall was involved in coordinating research and compilation of these reports. A number of manuscript and typewritten drafts have been retained, along with some background research information and accompanying correspondence.


From the Sub-Fonds: 0.5 metres

Physical Description

12 files

Archivist's Note


Sarah Higgins 16 July 2003

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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