Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
Papers of Sir Maurice (Joseph) Dean KCB, KCMG (1906-1978)
Reference code: GB99 KCLMA Dean
Title: DEAN, Sir Maurice (Joseph) (1906-1978)
Dates of creation of material: 1919-1978
Level of description: file level
Extent: 0.12m3 or 12 boxes of papers
Born 1906; educated at St Olave's School and Trinity College, Cambridge; Mathematical Tripos Part 1 1926, Part 2 1928, Mayhew Prize; began career in the Civil Service as Assistant Principal, Air Ministry, 1929 where he was connected with the development of airships and narrowly avoided travelling on the ill-fated R101; Assistant Under Secretary of State, 1943; Deputy Secretary, Control Office for Germany and Austria, 1946; Deputy Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office (German Section), 1947–1948; Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 1948–1952; Third Secretary, HM Treasury, 1952; Second Secretary, Board of Trade, 1952–1955; Permanent Under Secretary of State, Air Ministry, 1955–1963; Second Secretary, HM Treasury, Nov 1963–1964; Joint Permanent Under Secretary of State, Department of Education and Science, Apr – Oct 1964 with responsibility for universities and research; Permanent Secretary at the newly created Ministry of Technology, 1964– 1966; retired from the Civil Service, 1966; Director of British Printing Corporation, 1966–1971; co- opted, member of Cambridge University Appointments Board, 1957–1960; member Cambridge University Women's Appointments Board, 1963–1976; Chairman, London Advisory Board, Salvation Army, 1968–1976; Visiting Professor, Department of Administration, Strathclyde University, 1966– 1976; Councillor, Bedford College, University of London, 1972–1976; Honorary Doctor of Laws Strathclyde University, 1970; died 1978; Posthumous publication: The Royal Air Force and two World Wars, foreword by Sir Arthur Travers Harris (London, Cassell, 1979).
Presented to the Centre by the family in May 1980.
The collection consists primarily of master copies and research papers for Dean's book on the RAF, The Royal Air Force and two World Wars, foreword by Sir Arthur Travers Harris (London, Cassell, 1979). The research papers contain Dean's correspondence on aspects of RAF history with leading RAF personnel of the period before and during World War Two, in particular with ACM Sir Arthur Travers Harris with comments by him on the text of Dean's book, particularly on sections relating to Bomber Command. There is also a correspondence between Harris and MRAF Sir Charles Frederick Algernon Portal over the issue of bombing targets. Also included are extensive research notes from Public Record Office files and from secondary sources. The collection includes a paper written by Dean on dynamics and optics, 1928; papers relating to the development of airships and the crash of the R101 airship dating from Dean's initial period at the Air Ministry, 1929-1943; texts of lectures and seminars relating to the Civil Service given by Dean at the University of Strathclyde and other colleges and entries and related papers compiled by Dean for the Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford).
The papers are arranged in sections according to chronology and subject matter. The speeches relating to Dean's work in the Civil Service are arranged according to date.
Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.
Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.
Oxford University: Nuffield College Library holds Dean's correspondence (1940-1945) with Dr Frederick Alexander Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell of Oxford, Ref. Cherwell papers.
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