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Papers of William Dodd

Held at the Weston Library

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Comprises papers relating to the UK's withdrawal from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


  • Creation: 1982-1990


1.45 Linear metres (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 4655, 1, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 4725-4728

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15335-6


Papers of William Atherton Dodd (19223-2004), educationalist

Biographical / Historical

William Dodd (1923-2004) was educated at City Grammar School, Chester and Christ's College, Cambridge. He served with the 8th Gurkha Rifles in the Second World War. Dodd started his working life as a teacher before joining the Ministry of Education in Tanganyika [Tanzania] in 1952, at first as a lecturer at the Government Teachers' Training College, and later as an Education Officer. In 1965 he returned to the United Kingdom, where he worked as a lecturer on Economic Development in Developing Countries at the University of London Institute of Education. From 1970 to 1983 he worked as an Education Advisor at the Ministry of Overseas Development. He was the UK member of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board in the 1980s, the period when the UK withdrew from the organisation.


The papers of William Dodd were previously catalogued as part of the Archive of the United Nations Career Records Project, but the decision was taken to separate them to form a collection on their own. The shelfmarks and the order in which they were originally catalogued have been maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material was collected via the United Nations Career Records Project, 1989-1992.

Catalogue of the Papers of William Dodd
Original catalogue by Martin Jennings, edited and revised by M. Webb. New version created by Francesca Alves
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Edition statement
First edition

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom