Charles Russell and the making of boys’ clubs

Charles Russell and the making of boys’ clubs. A key figure in the boys’ club movement and an important chronicler of young people’ lives, Charles Russell wrote what was the standard text on ‘lads work’.

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Charles E. B. Russell (1866-1917)


Eagar, W. McG. (1953) Making Men. The history of the Boys’ Clubs and related movements in Great Britain, London: University of London Press.

Henriques, B. (1933) Club Leadership, London: Oxford University Press.

Jeffs, T. J. (1979) Young People and the Youth Service, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Pelham, T. H. W. (1889) Handbook to Youths’ Institutes and Working Boys’ Clubs… With preface by … Archdeacon Farrar … With a list of Societies, institutes and clubs for young men and boys in the Diocese of London, London: London Diocesan Council for the Welfare of Young Men. 64 pages. A second edition appeared in 1890 entitled ‘Boys Clubs’ and was published by Rivingtons.

Russell, C. E. B. and Rigby, L. M. (1908) Working Lads’ Clubs, London: Macmillan and Co.

Young, A. E. and Ashton, E. T. (1956) British Social Work in the Nineteenth Century, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.


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