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Walter Carrington's Archives on the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique Centre in Fulham, London, which houses the archives.
'The Little School' which was run by Irene Tasker from 1924 until 1934. The teaching was according to the principles of the Alexander Technique
Marjorie Barstow, Catherine ('Kitty') Wielopolska, and Lulie Westfeldt who were at Alexander's first teacher training course 1931-34. They all became prominent teachers in their own right.
F. M. Alexander (1869-1955) was a keen letter writer. The archives contain a number of his private correspondence.
Irene Tasker teaching. This is part of her own photo album, containing 72 photographs mainly from the 1920s and early 1930s.
Engraved silver plate presented to Walter Carrington at the 1st International Congress of the F. M. Alexander Technique 1986.
Walter Carrington's notes on Alexander's books.
Travel head rest presented to Walter and Dilys Carrington at the 1st Scandinavian Conference of the F. M. Alexander Technique, 1987.
A copy of 'The Alexander Times' - a journal created by the children at the Little School.
Plaster cast of F. M. Alexander's hands.
During 70 years with the Alexander Technique Walter Carrington created an impressive archival collection of papers and books. It is the largest and most important collection of its kind in the world.
The archives consists of over 12 boxes of papers and several hundred books on the Alexander Technique and related science, such as anatomy and physiology.
About half of the collection of papers were classified in 1988 but only on index cards. The task now is to classify all documents and books and make the information available online. A reference library will be created to house the archives and the Trust will employ an archivist for the preservation and classification of the collection.
We plan to open the archives to the public by appointment in the Autumn of 2018.