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Archive of The Mind Association


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The archive of The Mind Association comprises the Papers of the Officers of The Mind Association, Financial Papers and Miscellaneous Correspondence. Within these series, the papers have been arranged chronologically. Together, these documents relate to all activities of the Association, including its Journal, the quarterly publication Mind.


  • Creation: 20th century-21st century


1.65 Linear metres (11 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. 12033/2]

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MSS. 12033/1-11

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12033


Archive of The Mind Asssociation, the oldest society in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of philosophy.

Biographical / Historical

The Mind Association was formally established in 1900. The Association is the oldest of its kind in the United Kingdom. It fosters the study of philosophy through a number of initiatives, among which the funding of research fellowships and conference grants, the organisation of the annual Joint Session with the Aristotelian Society and the publication of its Journal, Mind.


The arrangement of the archive reflects in part the structural organisation of The Mind Association and in part its core areas of activity as a society devoted to supporting research on philosophy and encouraging the academic study of this subject. The Archive has been arranged and subdivided into three series: Papers of the Officers of The Mind Association, Financial Papers and Miscellaneous Correspondence. Many of the papers presently in the Archive were used and collected by the treasurers of The Mind Association, which explains the preponderance of financial documents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The archive was donated to the Bodleian Libraries by The Mind Association in 2015 and 2016.

Related Materials

Bodleian Library, Dep. d. 895: The Minute Book of The Mind Association for the period 1899-1985.

Catalogue of the Archive of The Mind Association
Alice Zamboni
Language of description
Script of description
Catalogued with the generous support of The Mind Association
Edition statement
First edition

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom