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Major accessions to repositories in 2000 relating to Women's History


Aberdeen City Archives

  • Aberdeen South Townswomen's Guild: minute books, attendance registers and scrapbooks c1947-89 (Acc 334)
  • North East Scotland Federation of Townswomen's Guilds (addnl): newspaper cuttings, photographs and memorabilia 1946-95 (Acc 394)

Ayrshire Archives

  • National Council for Women, North Ayrshire branch: records 1928-29 (Acc 471)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), novelist and dramatist: letters 1840s-50s (D/EZ 131)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

  • Canterbury Diocesan Mothers Union: records 1959-2000 (U149)
  • Canterbury and District Association of Women Graduates: records 1968-97 (U398)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Aileen MJ Oxley, county organiser for Bucks Women's Land Army: records rel to her service during World War II c1940-50 (D/X 1522)
  • Aylesbury Female Convict Prison: Board of Visitors minutes 1910-18 (AR 75/2000)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Davenham Womens Institute: minutes, etc 1959-73 (D 5929)
  • Girl Guides Association, Cheshire Forest Division: reports and branch records 1929-99 (D 5868)
  • Macclesfield Ladies Speakers Club: minutes, corresp and other records 1973-87 (D 5872)
  • Winsford Townswomens Guild: minutes 1938-50 (D 5914)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Womens Institutes (addnl): records 20th cent (DD WI)

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Girl Guides Association, Cumbria South (addnl): Kendal and District Local Association and subsidiary guide company minutes and accounts 1917-96 (WDSo 42)
  • Soroptimist International, Kendal Club: minutes, etc 1945-2000 (WDSo 274)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Derbyshire Federation of Womens Institutes: records 20th cent (also seperate deposits of records of many individual institutes) (D5350)

Dumfries and Galloway Archives

  • Dumfries and Maxwelltown Girls' Social Club: financial records 1920-26 (GGD445)

Durham County Record Office

  • Elizabeth Bowes of Gibside: household account book 1726

Essex Record Office

  • Hilda Grieve, Essex antiquary: working papers for lectures and publications 1945-93 (D/Y 14 addl; A10675)
  • Gwen Foott and Ann Griffiths of Hutton: diaries, accounts and papers 1937-2000 (D/DU 1940; A10677)
  • Essex Federation of Women's Institutes (addnl): minute, record and account books 1923-92 (D/Z 373; A10716)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • Great Oakley parish (addnl): registers and minutes, incl some of the Mothers' Union 1893-1992 (D/P 47 addl; C 1098)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Caerwys Womens Institute: records incl minutes 1923-98 (1412)
  • Carmel Womens Institute: minutes and accounts 1961-92 (1417)
  • Nercwys Womens Institute: minutes 1952-62 (1434)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Cardiff Business and Professional Women's Club: minutes 1969-99

Herefordshire Record Office

  • Much Marcle Female Friendly Society: minutes and papers 1810-1998

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • St Peter's parish, St Albans: Women's Fellowship and Ladies' Guild records 1954-99 (D/Acc 1011)
  • Standing Conference of Women's Organisations, Stevenage branch: misc records 1961-69 (Acc 3579)

Hull City Archives

  • Hull and East Yorkshire District Girls Brigade: minutes, corresp and other records 1923-86

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Girl Guides Association, Isle of Wight: records, incl minutes, annual reports, logs, photographs and scrap book c1917-89 (AC 2000/32)

Joint Archive Service of the Corporation of London: London Metropolitan Archives

  • National Council of Women of Great Britain (addnl): papers, accounts and minutes 20th cent (ACC/3613)

Kingston Museum and Heritage Service

  • New Malden Townswomens Guild: minute books (3 vols) 1969-81 (KX341)
  • Royal British Legion, New Malden branch: women's section records (KX351)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Accrington Ladies Bible Association: minute book 1851-80 (DDX 2098)
  • Burnley and District Baptist Womens Federation: minutes 1908-99 (BBU 5)
  • Lancaster Monthly Meeting: records incl Women Friends Charitable Fund account books 1886-1954 (FRL)
  • National Women Citizens Association, Preston branch: minutes, accounts, corresp, membership list and other records c1960-99 (DDX 1749)

Lewisham Local Studies and Archives

  • Lewisham Afternoon Townswomen's Guild: records 1975-98 (A00/5, A00/15)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool Female Orphan Asylum: ladies and other committees minute book c1848-70 (Acc. 5436)
  • Mothers Welfare Clinic, Liverpool: minutes and annual reports 1925-65 (Acc. 5429)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester and Salford Womens Christian Association: corresp and receipts 1989-92 (M286)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Miss Hayward: diary as a nurse on board the troop ship 'Transylvania' 1917 (MC 2127)
  • Women's Co-operative Guild, Great Yarmouth Central Branch: records c1915-61 (Acc 2000/178)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Soroptimist International, Grimsby club: minutes 1953-92 (1151)

Northumberland Record Office

  • Ashington, Beulah House and Mona Taylor maternity hospitals: records 1948-72 (NRO 5609)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Llanelwedd Womens Institute: minutes 1930-98 (R/D/WI/5 add)

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

  • Emily Menzies (1851-1908): recipe book (SBA/91)
  • Agnes Roberts Sanderson: journal with genealogical notes and details of family travels from Scotland to Australia and back 1862-78 (SBA/127)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire Record Office

  • Staffordshire Federation of Womens Institutes: executive and sub-committees minutes 1919-97 (D5885)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Reydon Womens Institute: records 1978-2000, incl Millennium Survey (Acc 1378)

Surrey History Centre

  • Lucy Etheldred Broadwood, folk song collector: diaries 1882-1929 (6782)
  • National Council of Women of Great Britain, Epsom and District branch: scrapbooks 1977-97 (6915)
  • Queens Road Council School for Girls, Wimbledon, and Household Management Centre, Wimbledon: log books 1906-28 (6911)
  • Soroptimist International, Reigate and District club: records, incl minutes, accounts and corresp 1970-98 (6898)
  • Surrey County Ladies Golf Association (addnl): records, incl minutes, match result book and membership lists 1900-2000 (2458)
  • Woking Girls Friendly Society: log book c1926-29 (6933)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Mrs CJ Hare: corresp with her cousins serving in the Leicestershire and Sherwood Foresters regiments 1914-18 (DE 5810)
  • Shearsby and Arnesby Womens Institute: records 1933-95 (DE 5797)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Benwell Ladies Bowling Club: minutes and match books 1935-95 (SX93)
  • South Shields New Marine Ladies Bowling Club: minutes, accounts, record books 1957-2000 (SX92)

Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service

  • Joan Graham, local author: manuscript of autobiographical study 'Tea leaves on our carpet' 1999 (MS 2818)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Napton on the Hill Womens Institute: minutes and monthly meeting record books 1933-99 (CR 3657)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Leaders of women's movement in Wales: papers 20th cent
  • West Wales Women's Advisory Council: records 1937-57

West Sussex Record Office

  • Coldwaltham and Watersfield Womens Institute (addnl): records 1933-59 (Acc 11952)
  • Sussex Medical Womens Federation: records 1981-93 (Acc 12120)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Bradford Ladies Afternoon Forum (formerly Women's Electrical Association): records c1980-98 (16D99)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Halifax Soroptimist International (addnl): minutes 1981-92 (SOR13-14)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Elsie Harling, nurse, Huddersfield: personal papers 1925-89 (KC981)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Golborne and District Townswomens Guild: minutes 1963-95 (DDS 56)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Alice Elizabeth Cliff Scatcherd, suffragette: corresp rel to petition to Queen Victoria regarding the women's franchise 1897 (Dep 9943)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Countess Nathalie Benckendorff, interpreter: corresp rel to her service in the ATS as an interpreter for the Allied Commission for Austria 1945-46
  • Beatrice Fenton, teacher: papers rel to work as a teacher at the Convent des Ursulines at Thildonck, Belgium 1914-15
  • Annie Hills, nurse: papers rel to nursing service aboard hospital ships in the Mediterranean and in British and German East Africa 1915-18
  • Myra Story, Fascist: papers rel to association with the Imperial Fascist league and the Nordics 1933-42

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Priscilla Jean Fortescue Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir: political and personal corresp and papers 1937-78 (incorpotates earlier deposits) (Acc 11884)
  • Fanny Susan Copeland (1872-1970), translator and journalist: unpublished autobiography rel to her life in Scotland, Slovenia and internment in Italy (Acc 11904)
  • Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley, painter: corresp with Audrey Walker 1954-63 (closed until 2010) (Acc 11826)
  • William Sydney Graham, poet: letters to Ruth Rosen 1977-84, with associated corresp 1978-86 (Acc 11885)
  • Young Women's Christian Association of Scotland: records c1910-90 (Acc 11906)

Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design

  • D Marion Grant, stained glass artist and designer: papers c1938-70 (ADD/2000/12)
  • Society of Women Artists (addnl): records 1987-2000 (AAD/2000/8)


Representative Church Body Library

  • Girls Friendly Society in Ireland: minutes and accounts 1965-79 ((MS 578 Addl))


London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Jennifer Beresford, writer: papers rel to Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women: Oxford Diocese 1993-98 (7/XX54)
  • Dorothy Irene Bouchier, actress as Chili Bouchier: personal and family corresp and papers c1909-99 (7/CHB)
  • Edith Eskrigge, suffragette: corresp and papers c1913 (7/XX55)
  • Barbara Strachey Halpern, writer: family corresp and papers c1906-08 (7/BSH)
  • Yvonne Kapp (1903-1999), writer and Communist: corresp and papers (7/YVK)
  • Eveline Mary Lowe, local politician (addnl): papers 1950-56 (7/EML)
  • Angela Martin, cartoonist: corresp, cartoons, artwork, notes and papers 1982-2000 (7/ANG)
  • Penny Martin, researcher: corresp and papers rel to Melanie Manchot (7/XX53)
  • Onlywomen Press Ltd, publishers, London (addnl): minutes, corresp, financial records, papers c1977-97 (6/OWP2-3)
  • British Federation of Women Graduates: minutes, corresp, committee papers, admin and subject files c1909-89 (5/BFW)
  • Community of Women and Men in the Church (addnl): corresp, publications and papers 1991-99 (5/CWM2)
  • Gingerbread Association for One Parent Families: minutes, publications and papers 1970-99 (5/GBN)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Harrow Afternoon branch: minutes, publications and papers 1931-99 (5/TGH)
  • United Kingdom Home Economics Federation (addnl): minutes, financial records and other papers 1954-92 (6/UKH2)
  • Womens International League for Peace and Freedom: minutes, committee papers, financial records, corresp, case and campaign files c1919-99 (5/WPF, 5/WPF2-3)
  • 'Unfinished Business': papers of a group presentation by four part-time Fine Art students 1999 (8/UNB)
  • 'Womens Lives': coursework for UNISON Open College course 'Women, Work and Society' 1998-2000 (8/WWS)
  • (British Library National Sound Archive) National Life Story Collection, Fawcett Collection: tapes and transcriptions of older feminists 1999-2000 (8/LNS)
  • Margaret Heitland, writer: commonplace book 1909-48 (7/XX52)
  • National Womens Register (addnl): events, policy documents, press cuttings and papers c1980-2000 (5/NWR)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Mary Irene Anderson, teacher: corresp and papers rel to work in Ghana 1920-70 (DC/AN)
  • Ethel Martha Hatchard, teacher: corresp and papers, incl lesson notebook from North London Collegiate School for Girls c1906-59 (DC/EH)
  • Margherita Rendel (addnl), educationalist and lawyer: papers rel to involvment with Confederation for the Advancement of State Education (CASE) c1960-69 (GB/366/DC/RL)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Bonham Carter family: papers, incl those of Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (1887-1969)