British Coke Research Association Archive

Ref: MS 138

Title: British Coke Research Association (B.C.R.A.) Archive

Scope:
Documents relating to the work of the British Coke Research Association and related bodies

Dates: 1926-1975
Level: Fonds
Extent: 37 boxes

Name of creator: British Coke Research Association

Administrative / biographical history:
The collection consists of documents relating to the work of the British Coke Research Association and related bodies, and includes correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, slides and films.

The B.C.R.A. was inaugurated in 1944, and incorporated several regional Associations and Committees such as the Midland Coke Research Committee (M.C.R.C.) The M.C.R.C. was established in 1926, and based in the Department of Fuel Technology in St. George´s building at the University of Sheffield. The secretary (later Director) was R.A. Mott. From 1926 to 1927 the Committee carried the title of Blast Furnace Coke Research Committee (Yorkshire and Derbyshire Coalfields). On the formation of the British Coke Research Association, the M.C.R.C. gradually wound down, and was dissolved in December 1946.

  • Source: Presented to the University Library by the Department of Fuel Technology in 1985
  • System of arrangement: By category
  • Subjects: Coke
  • Names: British Coke Research Association; Midland Coke Research Committee
  • Conditions of access: Available to all researchers, by appointment
  • Restrictions: None
  • Copyright: Variously according to document
  • Finding aids: Outline listing