Sir (Charles) Geoffrey Vickers (1894-1982) had a varied life as a lawyer, a soldier, an economic intelligence officer and legal advisor.
In the later years of his life he became a prolific writer and speaker on the subject of social systems analysis and the complex patterns of social organisation The collection includes materials created in this latter stage of his life.
The Geoffrey Vickers Collection at the Open University largely consists of draft material and correspondence relating to his published works, articles and speeches.
The Geoffrey Vickers Collection Catalogue. To access the Collection contact the University Archive Team to arrange an appointment.
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Papers relating to Geoffrey Vickers can be accessed within other archive repositories
The The Liddle Hart Centre for Military Archives at King’s College London holds 5 files of copied papers dating from 1915 to 1940, relating to Geoffrey Vickers and also to his brother, 2nd Lt William Burnell Vickers (killed in action, Western Front, 1917). The reference for this collection is GB99 KCLMA Vickers CG.
Further papers relating to Geoffrey Vickers can be identified on the A2A (Access to Archives) website.