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STATE PROVISION FOR SOCIAL NEED:

Series Two: The Beveridge Papers from the British Library of Political and Economic Science

Part 3: Correspondence and Papers on Health Sciences, Old Age, Pensions, New Towns and

            Post-War Europe, 1919-1962

Part 4: Reports and Working Papers on Coal, Unemployment, Food Rationing, Manpower, Fuel and

            Social Insurance, 1925-1961

Technical Note

Our microfilm publications have been prepared and produced in accordance with recommended and established guide-lines for the production of microform of superior quality. These conform to the recommendations of the standard guides to good microforming and micropublishing practice.

Attention should be drawn to the nature of the original material. All the material consists of boxes containing bundles and files of correspondence and loose papers as well as some volumes of printed material, notebooks and other bound items. Most of the material is in very good condition. A few manuscript documents consist of faintly legible correspondence and records written with a variety of inks, pens or pencils and on paper of many different types and thicknesses. A few items are stained or discoloured at the edges, or comprise material on very thin paper, which is so thin that there is show through that renders the original document difficult to read. A couple of the original files have suffered from water damage and we have used our best efforts to reproduce these difficult items.

These original characteristics present difficulties of image and contrast which stringent tests and camera alterations cannot entirely overcome. Every effort has been made to minimise these difficulties. An A4 identification target is filmed at the front of every new item.

The staff of Microformat UK Ltd have exercised the most responsible care in the filming of this unique collection at the British Library of Economic and Political Science and this microfilm publication meets the standards established by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

 

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