Raymond Thomas was born and educated in Glamorgan, Wales. In 1962, after working as a lecturer at the Scottish College of Commerce (now part of the University of Strathclyde), he was appointed first head of the new School of Management then being established by Bristol College of Science and Technology, subsequently the University of Bath. He stayed at the University until his retirement in 1987, serving as Pro-Vice-Chancellor between 1978 and 1983.
The collection contains material relating to various aspects of Raymond Thomas’s career including his research, his published papers and his teaching. Topics covered range from management principles and practice, and commercial apprenticeship to transport economics and strategy, and the development of business administration as an academic discipline.
The material was donated to the University of Bath by Dr Eric Albone on behalf of Professor Thomas’s family in 2009.
Size: 9 boxes, c 250 items.
A catalogue providing full details of the contents of the Raymond Thomas Collection is available in PDF format.