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Major accessions to repositories in 2003 relating to Women's History


Anglesey County Record Office

  • Anglesey Federation of Womens Institutes (addnl): records 1917-2002 (WD/3)

Angus Archives

  • Brechin Girl Guides Association: district commissioner's papers 1958-67 (MS 765)
  • Newtyle Girl Guides Association: records 1934-78 (MS 768)

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • Belford Womens Institute: minutes and records 1932-98 (BRO.1076)
  • Royal British Legion Womens Section, Berwick branch: records 1950-70 (BRO.1060)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Johnstown Womens Institute: committee minutes, attendance registers, secretaries reports 1990-2003 (7663)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Unidentified nurse, Warrington: diaries 1944-46 (D 6497)
  • Cheshire Border Guides Association: minutes, Egerton Hall Committee minutes, papers rel to Egerton Hall and other records 1919-99 (D 6479)
  • Wallasey Moral Welfare Association, Ladies Committee: minutes 1970-85 (EDM 40)

Corporation of London Record Office: Joint Archive Service of the Corporation of London

  • HM Prison, Holloway: records, incl convict nominal registers (ACCN/2004/1)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Mungrisdale Womens Institute, Cumbria: records incl minutes, accounts 1939-97 (DSO 235)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Marjorie Allen, teacher: service book rel to employment at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ashbourne c1920-29 (D6136)
  • Catholic Womens League, Buxton branch: accounts 1962-74 (D5981)
  • Derby Junction Baptist Church, Ladies group: records 20th cent (D5754)
  • Womens Royal Voluntary Service, Derby branch: records 20th cent (D6032)
  • Womens Work Committee, Derby South Methodist Circuit: minutes and records 1949-87 (D2594)

Devon Record Office

  • Elizabeth Ellen Wood, Brixham: diaries 1895-1972 (6407)
  • Tedburn St Mary Womens Institute: minutes and accounts 1927-2002 (6402)

Dorset Record Office

  • Bere Regis Mothers Union: records 1915-99 (PE/BER)
  • Burton Womens Institute: minutes and accounts 1924-99 (W.152)
  • Chideock Mothers Union: members records 1943-95 (PE/CDK)
  • Evershot Womens Institute: minutes and accounts 1918-2000 (W.74)

Dumfries and Galloway Archives

  • Convent of the Perpetual Adoration, Dumfries: photograph albums of the building in 1902-03 and the convent's jubilee 1934 (GGD516)
  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute, Stewartry Federation: records, mainly minutes, of closed Stewartry branches 1922-2002 (GGD521)

Dundee City Archives

  • Dundee and District Female Rescue Home: minutes, matron's diary, visiting report book, annual reports 1877-1956

Durham County Record Office

  • Mary Harrison, Barnard Castle: diary incl references to Strathmore family and estates 1788-92 (D/X 1416/1)
  • Durham County Womens Institutes (addnl): records

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lewes Womens Institute produce market: minutes and other records 1925-86 (ACC 8732)
  • Sussex Women's Art Club: minutes 20th cent (ACC 8868)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • National Council of Women of Great Britain, Edinburgh branch: minutes, reports and financial papers 1896-1996 (Acc 633, 639)
  • Soroptimist Club of Leith: records 1958-2002 (Acc 666)

Essex Record Office

  • Broomfield Womens Institute: records 1917-2000 (D/Z 436)
  • Chelmsford Diocesan Mothers Union (addnl): minutes 1914-97, with some of Ardleigh and Great Horkesley 1930-2003 (D/CAc 14 addl)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Colchester St Helena Afternoon branch: minutes and papers 1968-2003 (D/Z 440)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Suffolk and Essex Border Federation (addnl): registers, scrapbooks and papers 1951-2003 (D/Z 358 addl)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Merched y Wawr, Alun Dyfrdwy: minutes 1970-94 (D/DM/1501)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Cardiff and District Soroptimists: minutes, corresp and accounts 1951-2001 (D220)
  • Llandaff Diocese Mothers Union: diocesan overseas committee minutes 1982-89 (DMUL)
  • Welsh Womens Archive: administrative papers incl corresp, programmes for meetings and newsletters 1997-99 (DWAW 8)
  • Welsh Womens Archive, Pontypridd branch: minutes, corresp and programmes 1999-2001 (DWAW 11)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • National Council of Women, Merioneth branch: records 1946-2000 (5601)

Hackney Archives Department

  • Petition from Haggerston women asking for the right to vote in Parliamentary elections (transferred from the Women's Library) c1880-89 (M 4632)

Haringey Archive Service

  • Royal British Legion Womens Section, Wood Green branch: records incl minutes, corresp and photographs c1950-2003

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Hatfield Evening branch: minutes and papers 1968-96 (Acc 3922)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Mid Hertfordshire Federation: minutes 1984-96 (Acc 3904)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, St Albans Afternoon branch: minutes and papers c1930-93 (Acc 3923)

Highland Council Archive

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute, Inverness-shire and the Islands Federation: records incl those of individual disbanded institutes c1940-2000 (HCA/D 804)

Jersey Archive

  • St Saviour's Womens Institute, Jersey: minutes and accounts 1948-94 (JA/787)
  • Soroptimist International, Jersey club (addnl): minutes and papers 1980-99 (JA/766)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Barton Womens Institute (addnl): corresp 1941-54 (WIBA acc 9371)
  • Darwen Baptists Womens League: annual meeting minutes 1964-87 (BDA acc 9450)
  • Fleetwood Methodist Circuit (addnl): records incl Womens Work minutes 1934-2003 (MFL 2 acc 9436)
  • Girl Guides Association, Ormskirk Trefoil Guild: minutes and reports 1961-90 (DDX 2392 acc 9377)
  • Girl Guides Association, Sefton County Trefoil Guild: minutes, census and annual reports 1987-92 (DDX 2392 acc 9377)
  • Rossendale Girls Recreations Association and Hockey League: minutes 1919-24 (DDX 1468 acc 9443)
  • Royal British Legion Womens Section, North Western area (addnl): minutes of the executive and finance committee and annual area conference 1926-91 (DDX 2397 acc 9401)
  • Whalley Womens Institute: minutes, accounts, membership records 1925-98 (WIWH acc 9380)
  • Wignall Memorial Methodist Church: Womens Work minutes, Womens Fellowship minutes and registers, covenants index 1956-2001 (MFL 8 acc 9436)

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

  • British Womens International Zionist Organisation (addnl): administrative files, minutes and cuttings 1960-99 (LMA/4175)
  • League of Jewish Women: minutes, reports, corresp and magazines 1940-90 (B03/078)

Norfolk Record Office

  • British Federation of Business and Professional Women, King's Lynn Club: records 1947-94 (ACC 2003/71)

North Devon Record Office

  • Goodleigh Womens Institute: minutes, accounts and papers 1944-97 (680/0)
  • Landkey Womens Institute: minutes, accounts and papers 1938-2001 (717/0)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Win Schofield, Wellingborough: corresp rel to Womens Land Army 1945-46
  • Easton-on-the-Hill Womens Institute: records incl corresp 1933-2000
  • Northamptonshire Womens County Bowling Association: records incl minutes 1936-93
  • Wootton Womens Institute: records incl minutes c1992-2000

Oxfordshire Record Office

  • National Council of Women of Great Britain, Henley-on-Thames branch: minutes 1960-86 (Acc 5223)
  • Oxford Diocesan Mothers' Union (addnl): records c1891-2000 (Acc 5195)
  • Oxford Women's Centre (addnl): records (Acc 5103)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • Womens Institute, Dale: minutes of general meetings 1951-61 (D/WI/1/12)
  • Womens Institute, Haverfordwest: minutes of monthly meetings 1989-2002 (D/WI/7/29-36)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Breconshire Girl Guide Association: records incl minutes and reports 1966-2001 (B/SOC/9)
  • Llanelwedd Womens Institute, Radnorshire (addnl): minutes 1995-2001 (R/D/WI/5/M/12)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

  • Joan McFarlane, Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon: corresp rel to her time as Mayor 1995-96 (DR 1127)

Shropshire Archives

  • Tibberton Womens Institute: minutes 1985-97 (7020)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Victoria King (1897-1954), Mayor of Southampton: corresp and papers

Surrey History Centre

  • Epsom, Ewell and District Ladies Dart League: competition papers c1970-74 (7343)
  • Surrey Federation of Women's Institutes (addnl): annual reports and final accounts 1996-2002 (3410)
  • Weybridge Afternoon Townswomen's Guild (addnl): minutes 1990-2003 (7304)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Oadby Trinity Methodist Church Women on Wednesday: minutes 1959-94 (DE6430)
  • Wigston Ladies Bowling Club: accounts, scrapbooks and photographs c1970-99 (DE6482)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle upon Tyne: society minutes, incl Women's Work Committee 1960-90 (C.NC17)
  • Coldwell Street Methodist Church, Felling: minutes of Married Ladies and Women's Fellowship meetings 1939-70 (C.FE13)
  • Tyneside Federation of Womens Institutes: records incl of constituent institutes 1968-2002 (S.WI)

Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service

  • Alice Maud James, student at Warrington Training College: testimonials and certificates rel to teaching practice 1895-1900 (WMS 2857)
  • Dorothy Newburn of Warrington: school books and papers 1860-1933 (WMS 2853)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Eleanor Archer of Barford: diaries, corresp and papers 1883-1955 (CR3807)
  • Mrs G Bosworth of Henley in Arden: misc papers, incl 1st Wootton Wawen Girl Guides minutes 1927-97 (CR3787)

West Sussex Record Office

  • British Federation of Business and Professional Women, Chichester branch: minutes 1949-62 (Acc. 13261)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Huddersfield Womens Liberal Association: records 19th-20th cent

Wirral Archives

  • Womens Guild and Young Housewives Club, Egremont Presbyterian Church, Wallasey: minutes, report books 1946-76 (Acc 1552)


British Library, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections (previously Oriental and India Office Library)

  • Sarah Rosalie Robinson, wife of James Robinson, Assistant Surgeon in Bengal Army: diary describing life at Secrole station, Bengal 1814 (0304/24)

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960), suffragist and political campaigner: papers rel to her campaigns for Ethiopia

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Margaret Elphinstone, author: literary papers 1984-2002 (Acc.12188)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Ann Pettitt, artist and campaigner: illustrated diary of march to Greenham Common 1947-2003 (NLW MS 23901)

Theatre Museum

  • Hilary Earnshaw (d 2003), dancer and theatrical lighting operator: papers rel to her career and to stage lighting (RF2004/41)

Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design

  • Society of Women Artists (addnl): records 1997-2003 (AAD/2003/13)


NHS Greater Glasgow Archives

  • Mrs Barbara ABC Ewing, midwife: papers rel to training at Robroyston Hospital, Glasgow 1969-71 (HB108)

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Library

  • Alizon Fox: papers rel to work with Friends Emergency and War Victims Relief Committee in France, Holland and Poland c1916-29 (ACC.11006)

Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

  • Gayle Green, biographer: tapes of interviews and additional material rel to her biography of Alice Stewart, epidemiologist (PP/GGS)
  • Tina Keller, associate of Carl Jung: unpublished autobiography and papers (PP/TKR)
  • Dr Joan Malleson, sexual health campaigner and pioneer in sex counselling: tape recordings (10) rel to sex therapy c1950-59 (PP/MAL)
  • Edith Morgan (1920-2003), mental health specialist: papers covering her career, particularly rel to MIND (PP/EDM)
  • Dorothy Silberston, founding member of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship: organisational papers incl minutes, annual reports and draft history of the Fellowship (PP/DSI)
  • Dr Alice Stewart, epidemiologist (addnl): papers incl cuttings, articles and photographs (PP/AMS)
  • Dr Elizabeth Tylden, psychiatrist (addnl): files rel to Lambeth Drugline c1950-99 (PP/TYL)
  • Abortion Law Reform Association (addnl): records, incl papers of Vera Houghton when active in the Association c1935-99 (SA/ALR)
  • International Confederation of Midwives (addnl): records incl minutes c1980-99 (SA/ICM)
  • Medical Womens Federation (addnl): minutes and membership records c1970-2002 (SA/MWF)
  • National Abortion Campaign (addnl): records incl minutes c1981-2003 (SA/NAC)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Mona E Mackay: personal papers incl diaries, notebooks, MSS of unpublished short story and novel c1930-79 (ACC 019)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Young Men's Christian Association (addnl): records, incl minutes of the National Women's Auxillary 1918-54 (Acc 2003/33, Acc 2003/46)

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section

  • Mrs Persis Aglen, wife of EF Aglen of the Sudan Political Service: letters home describing wartime life c1939-45 (SAD/G//S1253 and 1255)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Elizabeth Reid, teacher: educational and teaching papers 1933-87 (Accn 2424)

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives

  • Marion Wilberforce (1902-1995), youth worker: papers rel to work for Fairbridge, diaries (D.908)

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Adelaide Anderson, civil servant: papers, lecture notes 1885-1936 (7/AMA)
  • Dame Geraldine Maitland Aves, civil servant and welfare worker (addnl): papers c1980-89 (7/GMA)
  • Ina Beasley, Sudan Education Service: drafts of published and unpublished works rel to work in Sudan and Burma and to her biography of Ann Judson 1939-89 (7/INB)
  • Dorothea Edith Belfield, deaconess: corresp rel to her work c1930-39 (7/DEB)
  • Millicent Garrett Fawcett, feminist and suffragist (addnl): papers rel to Mrs Fawcett Victory Thanksgiving Fund 1918-19 (7/MGF)
  • Berta Freistadt, playwright and feminist: papers and artistic materials 1979-84 (7/BFR)
  • Janet Hadley, feminist: conference papers rel mainly to racism 1978-79 (7/JEH/3)
  • Jean Henderson, barrister, lecturer, liberal activist: personal corresp, juvenilia and family papers 1904-52 (7/HEN)
  • Mary Henrietta Kingsley, traveller and writer: MS of speech on women's suffrage 1900 (7/MHK)
  • Jill Liddington: CD recording and papers rel to descendants of radical suffragists 2002 (8/LID)
  • Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragist and political campaigner (addnl): corresp rel to Pankhurst family adoptions c1918-86 (7/ESP)
  • Nina Popplewell, suffragette and civil servant: lecture notes, corresp and papers rel to pensions and national insurance c1950-89 (7/POP)
  • Florence C Stevens, suffragette: MS memoir rel to work in Womens Social and Political Union, incl role in the band (7/FCS)
  • The Women's Press (addnl): records, incl corresp and editorial files c1980-2003 (6/TWP)
  • Catholic Womens Ordination: press material, corresp and newsletters 1994-2002 (5/RCW)
  • Girls Friendly Society: records incl minutes, corresp and registers 1875-1985 (5/GFS)
  • League of Church Militant, Anglican suffragist organisation: papers rel to dissolution 1928 (5/LCM)
  • Mothers in Action (addnl): records incl minutes 1970-74 (5/MIA/2)
  • National Federation of Womens Institutes (addnl): records c1920-99 (5/FWI)
  • National Federation of Womens Institutes (addnl): recorded interviews with officers c1970-89 (5/FWI)
  • New Ways to Work, youth employment organisation: records 1985-2002 (6/NWW)
  • Parents at Work, children's welfare organisation: records c1980-2002 (6/PAW)
  • St Joan's International Alliance (addnl): minutes, material rel to organisation's history, cuttings c1920-81 (2/SJA)
  • Society for Overseas Settlement of British Women (addnl): minutes, corresp and ephemera 1901-50 (1/SOS)
  • Womens Employment Federation (addnl): accounts and banking records 1917-62 (6/WEF)
  • Womens Lacrosse Association: minutes and papers of constituent bodies 1913-93 (5/LAX)
  • Anonymous notebook containing notes rel to women's suffrage and factory legislation, with press cuttings 1908-36 (7/MMI)
  • Misc letters rel to membership and organisation of lectures at Womens Institute 1898-1926 (9/15)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Katherine Bathurst (1862-c1930), school inspector: corresp, press cuttings and inspectorate literature (DC/KB)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • National Family Mediation: records of central and local branches 1981-2000 (NATIONAL FAMILY MEDIATION)

Newcastle upon Tyne University: The Robinson Library

  • Lady Bridget Honoria Plowden, educationalist and civil servant (addnl): corresp, photographs and broadcasting material 1918-2001 (BP)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Janet Mary Young, Baroness Young of Farnworth, politician: corresp and papers c1960-2002

Oxford University: Regents Park College, Angus Library

  • Margaret Jarman, first woman President of the Baptist Union: photograph albums and associated papers 1987-88

Reading University: Museum of English Rural Life

  • Member (unidentified) of Womens' Timber Corps: diary and typescript of reminiscences 1943-44 (DX1400)

York University: Borthwick Institute of Historical Research

  • Heworth Moor House, mother and baby home, York (addnl): records 1914-92
  • Yorkshire Association of Medical Women: minutes and papers 1917-2003