The collection consists of minutes, agenda, annual reports and accounts, advertisements, photographs, films, and photographic images relating to the Electricity Council and its predecessor organisations and also to the many associated committees and groups dating from the 1880s to the 1990s.
Predecessor organisations represented include: early private electricity companies; the Electricity Commissioners (1920-1947); the Central Electricity Board (1927-1948); the British Electricity Authority (1947-1954); the Area Electricity Boards (1947-1990); the Central Electricity Authority (1955-1957).
Related organisations include: the Electrical Development Association (1919-1966); the Electrical Association for Women (1924-1986).
c1200 linear metres
Access is given in accordance with the Museum of Science and Industry's access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through the Museum's Archive Study Area.
System of Arrangement:
The Electricity Council's own system of arrangement has been retained, with some alteration of references.
Copies may be supplied provided that the copying process used does not damage the item or is not detrimental to its preservation. Copies will be supplied in accordance with the Museum of Science and Industry’s terms and conditions for the supply and reproduction of copies, and the provisions of any relevant copyright legislation.