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Major accessions to repositories in 2002 relating to Women's History


Aberdeen City Archives

  • North East of Scotland Federation of Townswomen's Guilds, Garthdee branch: minutes, financial records, scrapbooks 1952-2002 (Accessions 555, 566)

Anglesey County Record Office

  • Merched y Wawr, Anglesey: minutes 1967-98 (WM/1823/35-37)

Angus Archives

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute, Hillside branch: minutes 1921-92 (MS 732)

Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Cambridge

  • British Federation of Business and Professional Women, Cambridge Club: records 1947-2002 (R102/136)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Llanegwad Womens Institute: records 1928-94 (Acc7616)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Edna Ashurst, nurse: medical training notebooks c1930-39 (D 6295)
  • Kelsall and Tarporley Methodist Circuit: Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society Womens Department branch minutes and accounts 1924-92 (EMC 16)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow

  • Dendron Mothers Union: minutes, branch accounts and branch register 1957-2001 (BPR 31)
  • Lancashire Federation of Womens Institutes: branch report books 1928-75 (BDSO 101)
  • Osmotherley and Mansriggs Womens Institute: records incl register of members, account books and minute and record books 1954-97 (BDSO 83)
  • St Pauls Mothers Union, Barrow: annual general meeting minute book 1969-76 (BPR 22)

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Burton Womens Institute: minutes and other records 1991-2002 (WDSO 164)
  • Cartmel Fell Womens Institute: minutes, accounts, record books, attendance registers and other records 1928-2000 (WDSO 297)
  • Crosby Garrett Womens Institute: account books, etc 1996-2000 (WDSO 260)
  • Girl Guides Association, Cumbria South: minutes and other records 1921-97 (WDSO 42)
  • Heversham Womens Institute: minutes, membership register, annual reports book and other records (WDSO 113)
  • Kendal Castle Womens Institute: minutes, membership list and other records 1973-99 (WDSO 188)
  • Kendal Deanery Mothers Union: minute books and report forms 1954-97 (WDSO 292)
  • Langdale Womens Institute: records incl minute, record and attendance books 1970-95 (WDSO 114)
  • Lyth Valley Group of Womens Institutes: committee minutes 1969-91 (WDSO 293)
  • Natland and Oxenholme Mothers Union: minutes 1950-88 (WDSO 292)
  • Outgate Womens Institute: minutes and record book 1975-88 (WDSO 115)
  • Preston Patrick Mothers Union: minute books 1975-2001 (WDSO 292)
  • Soulby Womens Institute: minute books (3) 1986-2001 (WDSO 100)
  • Storth Mothers Union: minutes and attendance register 1971-89 (WDSO 292)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Bradbourne Mothers Union: membership register and accounts 1908-92 (D5655)
  • Derby Blagreaves Townswomens Guild: minutes 1946-2002 (D5862)
  • Mackworth Townswomen's Guild, Derby: minutes and other records 1955-92 (D5637)
  • Weston on Trent Mothers Union: minutes 1955-64 (D5859)

Devon Record Office

  • Bishop Blackall School for Girls, Exeter: log book, staff lists and register, old girls society minutes, scientific society minutes and other papers 1882-2000 (6283)
  • Cruwys Morchard Womens Institute: committee minutes and record books 1969-96 (6224)
  • Kentisbeare Womens Institute: committee and monthly meeting minutes 1924-97 (6219)
  • Lapford Womens Institute: minutes, agendas, corresp and other papers c1970-99 (6226)
  • Littleham (Exmouth) Womens Institute: minutes and record book 1991-99 (6246)
  • Stoke Gabriel Womens Institute: minutes and accounts 1945-2000 (6259)

Dorset Record Office

  • Association of Inner Wheel Clubs (District 11): club records for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne, Shaftesbury and Poole 1938-98 (D.1825)

Essex Record Office

  • Bicknacre Young Wives Group: accounts 1979-83 (D/DU 2043, A11046)
  • Brentwood County High School (addnl): records incl minutes and accounts of the Old Girls' Society, 1913-2001 (E/E 174 addl, A11118)
  • Chelmsford Diocesan Mothers' Union: minutes of branches and annual reports 1892-2002 (D/Cac 14, A11184)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Mold and Deeside Soroptomists: records 1962-98 (D/DM/930 (addnl))

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, South Wales branch: records c1970-90 (Acc 2002/8, 21)
  • Y Bont-faen Merched y War: minutes 1992-2001 (Acc 2002/61)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • Cheltenham Spa Townswomen's Guild: minutes, financial records and corresp 1951-2002 (D9211)
  • Elmore Womens Institute (addnl): minutes 1998-2001 (D6470)

Gwent Record Office

  • Gwent Merched y Wawr; records 1978-96

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Gwynedd Federation of Womens Institutes (addnl): records (XM10806)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Harlech Womens Institute (addnl): records 1987-2000 (5565)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Esther Sworder, nee Bennett , wife of John Sworder of Almshoebury: diary 1813 (Acc 3832)
  • Great Amwell Women's Institute: records 1918-2001 (Acc 3811)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Hatfield Roe Hill Evening Branch: minutes and papers 1958-2002 (Acc 3843)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Hertford Afternoon Branch: minutes 1954-88 (Acc 3842)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Mid Hertfordshire Federation: minutes and papers 1972-99 (Acc 3843)
  • Parkside Ladies Club: minutes, accounts, corresp and photographs 1952-2002 (Acc 3787)
  • South Mimms St Giles Church of England School: records c1866-1979, with log books of 1st Company South Mimms Girl Guides 1959-67 (D/Acc 1049)
  • Walkern Women's Institute: minutes and record books 1920-2000 (Acc 3810)
  • Whitwell Women's Institute: minutes 1922-24 (Acc 3860)

Highland Council Archive

  • British Federation of University Women, Inverness association: records incl minutes (HCA/D718)

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

  • Mothers Union, Army Division (addnl): minutes 1914-28 (ACC/3696)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Mary Hindle of Haslingden, convict in New South Wales: letter 1827 (DDX 2334)
  • Blackburn Diocese Mothers Union: deanery and branch minutes, registers and accounts 20th cent (DRB)
  • Blacko Womens Institute: records 1949-97 (WIBL)
  • Blackpool and Fylde Association of Graduate Women: minutes 1970-96 (DDX 2373)
  • British Womens Temperance Association, St Annes branch: minutes and other records 1915-62 (DDX 2383)
  • Burnley Business and Professional Womens Club: minute books 1949-99 (DDX 1101)
  • Darwen Womens Liberal Association: minutes 1894-1936 (DDX 2379)
  • Lea Womens Institute: minutes 1987-2000 (WILA)
  • North British Womens Total Abstinence Union, Liverpool: minutes 1930-43 (DDX 2379)
  • Turn Womens Institute: minutes 1968-98 (WITN)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool Womens Movement: papers c1970-89 (Acc. 5583)

Merseyside Record Office

  • Mary Eileen Rodgers, nee Hannaway: diaries 1997-2001 (Acc. 2002/11)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Mary Mann (1848-1929), author, of Shropham: diaries, corresp and literary and family papers (ACC 2002/20)
  • Upper Sheringham Womens Institute: records 1919-95 (ACC 2002/227)

North Devon Record Office

  • Edith Collings, Barnstaple: commonplace book 1921-45 (659/0)
  • Bradworthy Female Club: minutes, accounts, subscriptions and balance sheets 1837-1946 (657/0)
  • Sutcombe Female Club: accounts 1836-1946 (657/0)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Women's Royal Voluntary Service, Grimsby District: scrapbook and secretary's papers 1939-88 (1180)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Girls Brigade, Northamptonshire District: minute books and photographs 1916-2001

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Keyworth Womens Institute: minutes and other records 1920-2000 (DD 2382)
  • Nottingham Conservative Womens Luncheon Club: minutes 1948-99 (acc 6227)
  • Nottinghamshire Women's Hockey Association: minutes, reports, scrapbooks and newscuttings 1900-2001 (acc 6187)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Marjory Lees (1878-1970), suffragist: autobiographical notes, etc (Acc 2002-003)

Shropshire Archives

  • Girl Guides Association, First Condover Coy : snowdrop patrol log book 1923-24 (MI6913/1)
  • Hopesay Womens Institute (addnl): minutes, account books, registers of attendance and annual statements of account 1979-98 (MI6919, MI6930)

Surrey History Centre

  • Guildford Diocese Mothers' Union: records incl minutes and corresp c1890-1999 (7190)
  • West Horsely Afternoon Womens Institute: record books, scrapbooks, events calendars 1919-2000 (7194)
  • Weybridge Townswomen's Guild: committee minutes and monthly meeting minutes 1977-90 (7304)

Tameside Archive Service

  • Ashton-under-Lyne Business and Professional Womens Club: minute books 1972-91 (Acc 3041)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Guthlaxton First Deanery Mothers Union: members registers, minutes, corresp and financial records c1948-98 (DE6255)
  • Leicester Association of Women Graduates: account book and financial records, 1933-96 (DE6266)
  • Leicestershire Women's Institute: surveys, notes, corresp and other papers c1949-72 (DE6211)
  • Womens Bright Hour club, Birstall: minute books 1955-76 (DE6112)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Salters Road and West Avenue Methodist Churches, Gosforth: Sisterhood/Women's Fellowship Group minutes 1943-89 (AccNo: 4001/14)

Waltham Forest Archives and Local Studies Library

  • Waltham Forest Womens Centre: minutes, accounts and questionnaires 1987-90 (Acc. 10304)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Crawley Women's Liberation Movement: records c1970-99 (Acc 12884)
  • West Sussex Womens Institute (addnl): records c1920-99 (Acc 12894)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • National Federation of Business and Professional Womens Clubs, Halifax Branch: minutes 1939-94 (WYC:1048)

Wirral Archives

  • West Cheshire Labour Womens Advisory Council: minutes 1951-82 (Acc. 1548)


British Library, Music Collections

  • Dame Ethel Mary Smyth (1858-1944), composer and suffragist (addnl): MSS compositions and notebook (MSS Mus. 241-242)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Rosemary Thompson, member of the Women's Land Army: corresp written during her service in Devon 1942-43

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Dorothy Dunnett, nee Halliday, Lady Dunnett, author and painter: literary and personal papers c1950-2000 (Acc.12135)
  • Jean Bell Shaw Evans, nee Patrick, author as Jane Shaw: literary papers 1928-71 (Acc.12060)
  • Kathleen Jamie, author and poet (addnl): literary papers 1978-98 (Acc.12107)

Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design

  • Heather Child (1911-1997), calligrapher, heraldic and botanical artist: papers (AAD/2002/3)
  • Vera Law (1899-1985), calligrapher and gilder (addnl): papers (AAD/2002/12)
  • Society of Women Artists (addnl): records 1992-2002 (AAD/2002/16)


Royal Institution of Cornwall

  • Womens Royal Voluntary Service, St Eval branch: minute book 1942-44 (CLG/2002/20)


Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Adeline HGE Hankey (d1979), Lady Hankey, wife of 1st Baron Hankey: diaries, corresp and papers (AHKY)
  • Lise Meitner, German nuclear physicist (addnl): letters of Elizabeth Rettig to Marianne Corbach about her care in old age 1965-67 (MTNR AS)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Lady Frances Steuart Denham of Coltness (1723-1789), nee Wemyss: autobiography (E2002.28)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Glasgow University Settlement (addnl): minutes, annual reports, memoranda and articles 1935-2002 (DC 22)

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives

  • University of Liverpool Women's Club: records 1928-2001 (D.869)

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Helen Millar Craggs (1888-1969), suffragist: corresp, photographs, newspaper cuttings and assorted papers and booklets incl memoir of Helen Pethick-Lawrence (7/HCR)
  • Phyllis A Deakin (d 1997), journalist (addnl): folder of published and MS poems with corresp from potential publishers, press cuttings and correps rel to gift by Queen to Women's City Club (7/PAD)
  • Nina Hutchinson (1943-1994), political campaigner: papers rel to a wide range of her activities (7/NHH)
  • Jean McCrindle (fl1960-1989), women's campaigner and author: papers incl records of Women Against Pit Closures, minutes, newsletters, press cuttings, photographs, video tapes, diary extracts, copy of thesis, pamphlets, books and misc objects c1980-89 (7/JMC)
  • Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragist and political campaigner: typescript drafts of articles and presscuttings of her writings and two articles by Richard Pankhurst rel to his mother c1930-2001 (7/ESP)
  • Jean Scott Rogers (1908-2000), author: personal diaries (37) (7/JSR)
  • Amelia Scott (1860-1952), women's campaigner: papers incl to her involvement in the Tunbridge Wells branch of the National Council of Women, account books and misc papers (7/ASC)
  • Miss Great Britain Competition: records incl administrative corresp, papers, files and photographs c1950-89 (GB 0106 5/MGB)
  • Brighton's Women's Centre: establishment and administrative papers, diaries and log books, feminist publications, campaign and project papers incl rel to the Talking Liberties Festival, photograph, posters and AV material (5/BWC)
  • British Federation of Women Graduates (addnl): records incl president's working file, papers concerning the death of members, minutes of various committees, circulars and misc papers 1933-98 (5/BFW)
  • Catholic Women's Ordination Society (addnl): corresp, question and answer sheets and a notebook containing mailing information 1994-2000 (5/RCW)
  • Fawcett Society (addnl): annual reports, minutes, newsletters, publicity material, committee papers, papers concerning position of women in society incl the Equal Pay campaign, accounts and cartoons 1938-2000 (5/FAW)
  • Gingerbread Association for One Parent Families (addnl): records incl administrative files, reports and publications c1970-99 (5/GNB)
  • Institute of Home Economics (addnl): committee papers, publications, reports and subject files c1980-99 (6/IHE)
  • Ladies National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts (addnl): hand written manifesto with names of supporters of the Association 1869 (2/LNA)
  • Movement for the Ordination of Women (addnl): records incl corresp, reports and publications 1951-94 (6/MOV)
  • National Federation of Womens Institutes: records incl minute books, files, photographs, books, pamphlets, flyers, periodicals, administrative papers, recipe books, badges, and prescuttings c1840-1999 (5/FWI)
  • National Women's Register (addnl): working papers incl conference papers, papers rel to the 30th birthday celebrations, photogrpahs, circulars, books, videos, and newsletters c1980-89 (5/NWR)
  • Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church: records incl minute books, newsletters, press cutting, ephemera and pamphlets 1938-97 (5/SMW)
  • St Joan's International Alliance (addnl): briefing papers 1990-99 (2/SJF)
  • The Women's Press: editorial, publicity and production files 1985-96 (6/TWP)
  • Women's Information and Study Centre (addnl): general papers containing material on the Change and Choice workshops, press cuttings, transcripts of talks/lectures 1980-84 (5/WIS)
  • Women's Sports Foundation: annual reports, agendas, constitution, policy documents, resource packs, promotional material, photographs, books, videos and audio taped interviews 1986-2000 (5/WSF)
  • Phyllis Formand (1928-2001), nee Warner, disabled rights campaigner: papers rel to a service of thanksgiving and obituaries for Formand with an unpublished ts autobiography with a table of contents compiled by her friend Sally Nicholls (7/JSR)
  • Bernard Dobson (1947-1979), writer and Ethel Edith Mannin (1900-1984), afterwards Reynolds, writer: corresp reflecting the relationship between Dobson and Mannin referring to their daily lives, her career, literature, mutual friends and presscutting (7/BDO)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Alice Selby: journal of a trip to Iceland 1931 (ACC 1775)

Oxford University: Regents Park College, Angus Library

  • Downs Chapel Baptist Church, Clapton: corresp and minutes rel to the Sale of Work committee 1873-1923
  • Hertfordshire Baptist Association (addnl): records rel to the Women's Committee 1982-95