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Major accessions to repositories in 2008 relating to Women's History


BBC Written Archives Centre

  • Thea Murray, production assistant, BBC TV Drama: production paperwork incl scripts, running orders and corresp 1967-82 (S532)
  • Barbara Saxon, secretary at the BBC: personal working papers as secretary to Head of TV Documentaries Department, incl diaries of overseas trips, scripts and contacts books 1959-78 (S525)


Aberdeen City Archives

  • Aberdeen Women's Centre: records incl minutes c1989-2004 (DD1074)
  • St Katherine's Club, Aberdeen: records incl minutes 1918-1997 (DD/1230)

Anglesey County Record Office/Archifdy Ynys Mon

  • Anglesey Federation of Women's Institutes: additional records incl of the Beaumaris and Moelfre Womens Institutes, and the Cefni, Cybi, Eilian and Menai Groups (WD 3/827-69)

Ayrshire Archives

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute, Fenwick branch: records incl photographs 1919-2006 (Accession 08/02)
  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute, Hopkins Crossroads branch: records incl minutes, accounts and membership books 1924-2007 (Accession 08/54)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • G Hibbert: letters to Miss Hibbert 1939-1945 (A/3190/F)
  • Soroptomist International, Barnsley branch: corresp, memorabilia albums, and histories of the branch and organisation 1964-2003 (A3182/G)

Bath and North East Somerset Record Office

  • Mrs Dewsbury, housekeeper and ladies' companion: personal papers 1937-1953 (Acc 768)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Bedfordshire Federation of Womens Institutes: minutes and papers 1919-2007 (X939 addition)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Bedfordshire Federation: minutes and papers 1949-2000 (Z1327)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • Bolton Business and Professional Womens Club: records incl minutes 1956-1996 (Acc No 2058)

Bury Archives Service

  • Women's Voluntary Service, St Paul's, Radcliffe: minute book 1942-1945 (GVS)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Llanddarog and District Womens Institute: minutes 1954-2005 (8029)
  • Mothers Union, Ferryside: records and papers 1990-2003 (8011)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Beaconsfield Conservative Association, Gerrards Cross branch: minutes, corresp, newsletters, records of the women's section 1946-87 (D 163)

Centre for Kentish Studies

  • Mothers Union, Rochester diocese: records of St John’s Tunbridge Wells branch, Beckenham Deanery and Tunbridge Wells Deanery 1931-2004 (Acc7479)
  • Mothers Union, Rochester diocese: Diocesan Council and committee minutes, accounts and reports, with records for Chatham Dockyard, Gravesend Deanery and Rochester St Nicholas branches 1892-2005 (Acc7499)
  • West Kent Federation of Womens Institutes: minutes of National Association of Landswomen 1919-23 (Acc7485)

Ceredigion Archives

  • St John's Ambulance Association and Brigade, Aberystwyth branch, Women's Section, Llanbadarn Fawr: records incl membership material, minutes, corresp 1939-40 (DSO/97)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Alice Mary Bernhard- Smith, artist: corresp and photographs rel to XXI Gallery, Adelphi 1960-1968 (Acc 2555)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Cornwall Federation of Townswomens Guilds: minutes 1979-2004 (AD1903)

Croydon Archives Service

  • Mary Neville- Kaye, headteacher: records rel to evacuation, work as a teacher and receipt of OBE 1918-1984 (A938, A945)
  • Purley High School for Girls Old Girls Association: records incl minutes 1939-2008 (A944)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow

  • Muriel W Standen, local arts enthusiast: collected corresp, photographs and ephemera rel to various arts groups in Barrow in Furness 1951-80 (BDX 559)
  • Dalton-in-Furness Townswomens Guild: council minutes, scrap books and photographs 1990-2002
  • Lonsdale with Westmorland Federation of Townswomens Guilds: mintues, scrap books, photographs 1953-2007

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Cumberland Federation of Women's Institutes: records incl files and minute books relating to closed branches 1920-1995 (DSO 157)
  • Kirkoswald Women's Institute: records incl minute books, accounts, corresp and record books 1920-2002 (DSO 259)
  • Shawk Valley Group of Women's Institutes, Whitehaven: record books 1952-2000 (DSO 260)
  • Thornthwaite cum Braithwaite Women's Institute: records incl minute books and expenses book 1922-2006 (DSO 256)

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Arnside Womens Institute: records incl minute books, registers, accounts and corresp 1919-1994 (WDSO 21)
  • Burneside Mothers Union: St Oswald's branch minutes, accounts, registers and other records 1955-1997 (WDSo 82)
  • Kendal Inner Wheel Club: additional minute books 1988-2004 (WDSO 229)
  • Milnthorpe and District W.I. Market: minute books and reports 1974-1996 (WDSo 336)

Denbighshire Record Office

  • Soroptimist International, Denbirgh and District: business meeting minutes, membership corresp and papers 1976-95 (DD/DM/1561)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Frances Mary Mills of Brimington: diary and family photographs c 1914-1918 (D6908)
  • Derby Diocesan Mothers Union: branch records c1920-1990 (D6986)
  • Derbyshire Ladies County Golf Association: minutes and other records 1908-2000 (D7036)
  • Methodist Missionary Society Womens Work, Baslow, Calver and Cliff College branch: minutes 1958-1974 (D1877)

Devon Record Office

  • Joan Mary Bishop, diarist and writer: diaries, journals, essays, short stories and notes 1987-2005 (7393)
  • Enid Shortridge of Cheriton Bishop: personal papers and corresp 1917-1972 (7247)
  • Exeter Ladies Hockey Club: membership records and accounts incl Exmouth Hockey Club 1990-2007 (7326)
  • Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh Evening Townswomens Guild: minutes 1968-2001 (7336)
  • Exmouth Afternoon Townswomens Guild: minutes, photographs and papers 1953-2005 (7334)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Brierley Hill Inner Wheel Club: records 1940-1994

East Kent Archives Centre

  • Amy Maud Largen, nursing sister: photograph album from service at St Anselm's Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Walmer c1915-19 (EK/U226)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Beverley Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade: records, incl minutes, membership rolls and photographs c1908-1990 (DDX1344)
  • Beverley Townswomens Guild: records, incl minutes, administrative papers, accounts, attendance registers, scrapbooks and photographs 1938-2006 (DDX1355)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Mrs S Bridger, folk historian: writings on Sussex dialect and shepherds' lore c1942-57 (ACC 10024)
  • Lilian Joyce Gower Glover, antiquarian bookseller and children's author: family papers and story typescripts c1860-1981 (ACC 10064)
  • Elsie Kentfield, evacuee mother: extracts from diary after evacuation from Cryodon to Brighton and Glynde, with her three sons 1939-41 (ACC 10027)
  • Constance Peters, founder of the Science for Life Fellowship: papers c1960-79 (ACC 9963)
  • East Sussex Federation of Womens Institutes: additional records of Ashurst Wood and Cliffs Group 1917-2007 (ACC 9910)
  • East Sussex Federation of Womens Institutes: additional records of Peasmarsh, Crowborough Morning, Bridgemere, Woodsgate Park, Anderida and Ovingdean branches 1960-2007 (ACC 9885)
  • East Sussex Federation of Womens Institutes: additional records of Mayfield Evening, Five Ash Down, Peasmarsh, Hellingly and Anderida branches 1940-2008 (ACC 9968)
  • East Sussex Federation of Womens Institutes: additional records of Crowborough Morning, Iden and Wadhurst branches 1919-2008 (ACC 10001)
  • East Sussex Federation of Womens Institutes: records of High Hurstwood, Patcham Morning, Crowborough Morning, and Lewes Westgate branches 1927-2007 (ACC 10052)
  • Playden Womens Institute: records 1918-2005 (ACC 10106)
  • Soroptimist International, Lewes and District: records 1964-2002 (ACC 9956)

Essex Record Office

  • British Federation of Women Graduates, Chelmsford and Brentwood Local Association: records 1968-2008 (D/Z 538)
  • Essex Women's Institutes: further records of branches at Althorne, Billericay, Danbury and elsewhre 1919-2006 (D/Z 259)
  • Hutton Mothers Union: minutes, registers and papers 1969-1997 (D/P 143)

Flintshire Record Office

  • National Association of Ladies Circles, Deeside branch: photograph albums 1972-99 (AN4142A)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Agnes Irene James: personal papers incl diaries, material rel to academic work, photographs 1913-92 (DWAW31)
  • Ursula Masson, historian: personal and research papers incl as editor of Llafur and women's heritage c1970-2008 (DWAW30)
  • Groundwork Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot, community and environmental support group: project records incl photographs and slides, with papers of environmental artist Dilys Jackson c1990-2008 (D521)
  • Tonteg Womens Institute: record books, minutes and financial statements 1967-2000 (D552)
  • Wales Women's Rights Committee: additional minutes, corresp and material rel to relations with other organisations 1975-82 (DWAW35)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Green family of Cheltenham: corresp, family history notes and other papers, rel to Miss Mary Green and her parents Lt-Colonel Valentine Christian Green and Pauline Mary Green (nee Heriot Hill), and other family members 20th cent (D11336)
  • Marie Hall, violinist: corresp, photographs and ephemera 1900-1956 (D11462)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Experiences of Chinese Women in Gwynedd, oral history project: photographs and oral history interviews with Alice Chan, Joana Chung, Mo King Cheung and T. Kim Lam 1960-2008 (XMT515 XS4514)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Dolgellau Womens Institute: papers 1916-2005 (6539)
  • Merioneth County Federation of Womens Institutes: additional records 1930-2005 (ZM/6558)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Katherine Lucy Connolly, daughter of Rev Francis Knight, Rector of Dogmersfield: memoir of rectory life in early 20th cent 1954 (37A08)
  • Pamela Peskett, councillor: papers and ephemera rel to political and campaigning work in Winchester and surrounding area 20th cent (135A08W)
  • Ann Rutherford, local historian and naturalist: colour slides of plants, animals, nature reserves and landscapes of Hampshire mid 20th cent (1A08)
  • Ann Elizabeth Vince: diaries and photograph albums as student nurse, employee of International Nickel Ltd and member of groups in the Lasham area rel to healing, sign language and psychic phenomena 1949-2008 (122A08)
  • Florence Williams of Eastleigh: additional papers incl unpublished novels 20th cent (106A06)
  • Chandlers Ford Group of Women's Institutes: minutes 1989-2006 (153M98)
  • Colden Common Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1977-2006 (58A08)
  • Holbrook Womens Institute: minutes, record books and attendance registers 1985-2005 (13A08)
  • Inner Wheel Club (District 11), Hampshire: executive committee and district meeting minutes 1936-82 (188A08)
  • North Downs Group of Womens Institutes: committee minutes 1960-2006 (93A08)
  • Old Alresford Womens Institute: records books and minutes 1984-2003 (15A08)
  • Petersfield Inner Wheel Club: minutes 1964-2006 (111A03)
  • Sherborne St John Womens Institute: committee and monthly meeting minutes, accounts, membership records 1919-2006 (112A08)
  • Woodley and Crampmoor Womens Institute, Romsey: records incl memorandum book, record books, committee minutes, membership registers, annual reports 1921-2005 (74A08)

Henry Moore Institute

  • Katherine Gili, sculptor: notebooks, sketches and corresp rel to sculpture c1960-1970
  • Sarah Staton, painter and sculptor: sketch books (3) incl studies for topiary c2003-2006

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hitchin Girls School: further papers 1969-2007 (Acc 4548)
  • St Albans Verulamium Inner Wheel Club: further papers 1948-2007 (Acc 4584)
  • St Albans Diocese Mothers Union: further records 1949-2005 (DAcc 1193)

Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute, Lochaber Federation: minutes, reports, financial records, newsletters, photographs, printed material 1924-2007 (Acc.110)

Hull City Archives

  • Hull Womens Luncheon Club: minutes, visitors book and photographs 1924-2008 (DSWL)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Ramsey Women's Institute: minutes and scrapbooks 2000-2007 (Accession 5258)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Hylda Baker, actress and comedienne: corresp and papers c1940-79 (DDX 1683)
  • Blackburn Diocese Mothers Union: additional records incl minute books 1965-2005 (DRB)
  • Hoole Women's Institute: record books of meetings 1953-2001 (WIHL)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Louisa and Susan Burdett: diaries 1859-1889 (DE7541)
  • Gaddesby Womens Institute: minutes, scrapbook and other records 1974-2000 (DE7463)
  • Leicestershire Womens Institutes: central commitee and sub committee files and branch records c1920-2002 (DE7404)
  • Oadby Inner Wheel Club: records incl minutes and secretary's yearly report and associated papers 1964-2000 (DE7549)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Alice Maud Heathcote of Newton House, Folkingham, daughter of Thomas Heathcote, vicar of Lavington: hunting diary 1894-1914 (MISC DON 1471)
  • Lincoln Women's Guild: minutes 1892-1896 (MISC DON 1449)
  • Methodist Missionary Society Womens Work, Sleaford branch: minutes 1959-2002 (Meth/C/Sleaford)
  • Methodist Missionary Society Womens Work, Spilsby circuit: treasurer's account book 1953-1979 (Meth)
  • Sleaford Womens Institute: record books and minute books 1947-1984 (5-WI)
  • Womens Co-operative Guild, Lincoln Central branch: minutes 1989-1991 (MISC DON 1449)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Ruth Bashall, disability rights campaigner: records rel to disability, deportation and immigration, anti-racism and anti-fascism campaigns 1951-2003 (B08/094)
  • Annie Horatia Jones: records incl corresp and photographs 1831-1890 (B08/059)
  • Sybil Theodora Phoenix, Methodist preacher and campaigner: records rel to work with organisations incl the Marsha Phoenix memorial trust 1950-2008 (B08/211)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Meg Brimelow, diarist: wartime diary 1940-45 (2008/105)
  • Florence Grant: records of service in the Mechanised Transport Corps, Manchester, incl training notebook, journey logbook and photographs 1941-1945 (2008/89)
  • Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain (Lesia Ukrayinka), Manchester Branch: additional records, incl papers of Dariya Fedyk 1950-2004 (2008/17)

Merseyside Record Office

  • Mary Eileen Rodgers, nee Hannaway: additional diaries 2005-2006 (M920 ROD)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Mabel Clarke, Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse: papers rel to schooling in Norwich and service during World War One c1906-1930 (ACC 2007/440)
  • Mollie Kathlyn Last: diaries rel to life in Suffolk and Hellesdon 1976-2006 (MC 2665)
  • Margaret Sewell, member of Women's University Settlement: diaries and lecture notes c 1870-1927 (ACC 2008/278)
  • Ludham Women's Institute: records incl minutes 1936-2005 (ACC 2007/432)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Grimsby and District Well Woman Centre: minutes, reports and corresp 1984-2003 (1299)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Skelfield School for Girls, Topcliffe: admission and pupil registers 1899-1962 (S/TOP)

Northumberland Collections Service

  • Jennie Hall, evacuee of Bedlington: oral history recording of experiences of being evacuted from Cowgate to Ponteland in 1939 2000 (T)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham Methodist Womens Luncheon Club: minutes 1966-1991 (7470)
  • Young Womens Christian Association, Newark: expenditure book, balance sheets and auditor's reports c1920-1933 (7395)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Girl Guides Association, Oldham 11th (Royton Wesleyan) Guide Unit: log book and receipts 1919-33 (2008/61)

Oxfordshire Record Office

  • Forest Hill Womens Institute: Forest Hill with Shotover Village Book, compiled by Womens Institute members 1933 (Acc 5729)
  • Freeland Womens Institute: minutes and record books (with extra produce book c1940) 1990-2000 (Acc 5719)
  • Marston Womens Institute: records incl minutes, attendance books, corresp, scrapbooks and photographs 1922-2006 (O30)
  • Oxford Wives Fellowship: records incl minutes and annual reports 1919-2006 (Acc 5732)
  • Oxfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes: additional branch records rel to Kidmore End, Freeland, Three Courts Abingdon, Cloeshill & Buscott and Hardwick & Ducklington 20th cent (Acc 5764)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • Ada Beer: memoirs of childhood at Tresais farm, St Davids (HDX/1756)

Peterborough Archives Service

  • Edith Garvie: diaries and corresp 1940-2000 (2008/08)
  • Peterborough North Townswomen's Guild: attendance registers 1976-2000 (PAS/TWG)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Davie family of Plymouth: family and personal papers of Mildred Sylvia Hiscott Mason nee Davie 1850-2000 (G156)
  • Plymouth High School for Girls: records 1874-2000 (SCH18)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Felindre Women's Institute: monthly meeting records and committee minutes 1927-2006 (R/D/WI/10)
  • Girl Guiding Radnorshire: records incl minutes, accounts, scrapbooks and photographs 1925-2004 (R/SOC/16)
  • Newtown Ladies Hockey Club: records incl minutes, programmes, photographs 1919-2001 (M/SOC/23)
  • Powys Womens Institute: Home Economics sub-committee minutes 1973-2007 (R/D/WI/3)

Sheffield Archives

  • Joyce R Himsworth, siversmith, Sheffield: drawings, certificates, notebooks, address book of suppliers, press cuttings; family papers including photographs c1960-1990 (SAO)

Shropshire Archives

  • Beckbury, Badger and Ryton Womens' Institute: records 1923-1999 (acc no 7777)
  • Shropshire Ladies County Golf Association: records 19th cent-20th cent (acc no 7767)

Somerset Record Office

  • Cheddar Parish Council: Hannah More collection 1819-1953 (D\PC\ched)
  • Inner Wheel Club (District 20): minutes 1955-2007 (A\CYL)
  • Soroptimist International: Yeovil and District: minutes, corresp and papers 1950-2007 (A\CXX)
  • Midwifery records rel to Bishops Lydeard and neighbourhood, incl case registers and drugs book 1940-1989 (A\CWT, A\CWU)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Southampton Women's Auxiliary Air Force Association: minutes, membership and attendance records 1990-2006

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

  • Burton Girls High School Association: records 1918-1991 (D481)

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

  • Staffordshire Ladies' County Golf Association: minutes, match records, centenary publication 1907-2007 (D6799)

Stirling Council Archive Service

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute: Stirling, Clackmannan and West Perth Federation: records 1930-2004

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Barton Mills Womens Institute: further minutes 1982-2004 (GH504)
  • Bures Womens Institute: records 1946-2002 (GH514)
  • Bury St Edmunds Clergy Wives Group: minute book 1997-2007 (GC700)
  • Shimpling and Alpheton Womens Institute: records 1990-2001 (GH521)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, physician and supporter of female suffrage: personal and family corresp and papers c1861-1916 (HA436)
  • Joan Corder, student of heraldry: working papers and collections of pedigrees, grants, heralds' notebooks, etc, rel to Suffolk, Cambs, Essex and Norfolk 16th cent-20th cent (HD2418)
  • Chelmondiston Womens Institute: records 1996-2006 (GH614)
  • Girls Friendly Society, Wilby branch: register, log books and papers 1948-2008 (GF418)
  • Rushmere St Andrew Womens Institute: minutes and papers 1995-2005 (GH486)

Surrey History Centre

  • Bray family of Shere: additional papers, incl William Bray's annotated copy of Manning and Bray's History of Surrey (2 vols); illustrated material rel to Surrey; pocket diary of the wife of Rev William Bray (1855-59); family corresp 18th-20th cent (8363)
  • Gladys Collins, nursemaid: ledger of visits to babies and adults (access restrictions apply) c1933-65 (8299)
  • Gwendolene Florence Tilbury, employee of GQ parachute Co Ltd, Woking: personal papers rel to employment, with collected items about the company 1938-62 (8257)
  • Box Hill Evening Womens Institute: minutes and scrapbooks 1969-2008 (8430)
  • Girls Friendly Society, Farnham Rural Deanery branch: minutes 1914-52 (8422)
  • New Haw and Woodham Womens Institute: committee minutes and record books 1936-2006 (8301)
  • Surrey Federation of Womens Institutes: additional branch records incl committee minutes, record books and annual reports for De Burgh, Hamsey Green, Lyne, Oxshott, Warlingham Afternoon, Worcester Park, South Nuffield Evening, Meath Green, Coldharbour and Brockham Greem branches 1919-2004 (7650add)
  • Townswomen's Guild, Bookham Evening brach: minutes and membership books 1969-2006 (8372)
  • Weybridge Womens Institute: committee minutes, record book and annual reports 1988-2006 (8274)
  • Woking County Grammar School for Girls: additional Old Girls Association minutes and papers, with school magazines and ephemera 1929-80 (8381)

Sutton Local Studies & Archives Centre

  • Margaret Cunningham, local historian: research notes and draft of unpublished book 1940-2008 (Accession 764)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Lapworth Womens Institute: minutes, record books, corresp, financial papers, other papers 1956-2007 (CR4214)
  • Lillington Townswomen's Guild: minutes of executive committee and guild, registers of members 1957-2000 (CR4188)
  • Tysoe Women's Institute: reports, corresp, papers, photograph albums 1915-1996 (CR4211)
  • Warwickshire Ladies' County Golf Association: minutes, corresp, press releases, papers 1962-1998 (CR3264)
  • Wootton Wawen Women's Institute: minutes, scrapbooks and albums, papers rel to evergreens club, guide dog project file, papers rel to village 1929-2007 (CR4224)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Amy Godwin, nurse with American forces: papers rel mainly to First World War nursing work c1914-29 (D/D WAW 27)
  • Grenville Neilson of Swansea: papers rel to his work as Assistant City Treasurer and editor of NALGO branch newsletter, with papers of his daughter Janet incl slides of the Gower c1910-2005 (D/D Z 316)
  • Catherine Pudner, midwife: midwifery register and biographical details 1941-47 (D/D Z 701)
  • Mrs Strawford: recording of reminiscences of time at Swansea High School for Girls in early 20th cent 1988 (D/D Z 732)
  • Women in Jazz: oral history recordings of performers, with papers of jazz singer Beryl Bryden 20th cent (D/D WIJ)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Jean Osborne of Worthing: corresp and papers c1950-59 (Acc 15158)
  • Girl Guides Association, Boxgrove 1st company: records 1933-43 (Acc 15010)
  • Storrington Women's Institute: records 1922-98 (Acc 15257)
  • The Witterings Women's Conservative and Unionist Association: minutes c1929-82 (Acc 15314)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Eccleshill Ladies Forum: minutes and cash books 1975-2006 (WYB371)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Brighouse-Rastrick Townswomen’s Guild: minutes 1960-1983 (WYC:1430)
  • Calderdale Federation of Townswomen's Guild: minutes and scrapbooks 1957-2005 (WYC:1429)
  • Elland Savile Townswomen's Guild: scrapbooks 1953-1972 (WYC:1428)
  • Halifax Green Royd Townswomen's Guild: minutes and accounts 1951-2000 (WYC:1328)
  • Methodist Missionary Society Womens Work, Todmorden circuit: minutes 1941-1989 (WYC:1415)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Lillian Audrey G Dyson: corresp with her various suitors 1893-1904 (WYK1475)
  • Huddersfield Nurses League: records, incl subscription book, photographs and newsletters c1937-1992 (WYK1466)
  • Mirfield Townswomens Guild: minutes 1977-1991 (WYK1442)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, South West Federation: records, incl minutes, roll call book, membership attendance book and publication 1960-2008 (WYK1451)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • Allerton High School: admission registers, staff register, prefect book, Old Girls' Association records incl minute books and members book, scrapbooks, photographs and school magazines 1914-2008 (LC/ED227)
  • Crossgates Inner Wheel Club, Leeds: minutes, membership forms, officers and committee members lists, attendance books, speaker books and visitor books 1969-2008 (WYL2237)
  • Soroptimist International of Leeds: records, incl minutes, attendance record, membership lists and scrapbook 1930-2006 (WYL2247)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Norah Pilling, midwife: midwives register of cases for West Riding County Council 1938-1969 (WYW1677)
  • Knottingley Townswomens Guild: executive committe and guild meeting minutes, scrapbooks, membership records and records rel to the Diamond Jubilee of the Federation 1969-2005 (WYW1655)
  • Sanderson's Charity for Women, Wakefield: pensions register 1909-1959 (WYW1663)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Broad Chalke Womens Institute: record books, minutes, accounts and papers 1940-2006 (3726)
  • Forest Group of Womens Institutes, Wiltshire: minutes and record books 1951-2007 (3661)
  • Holt Mothers Union: minutes, accounts and papers 1949-2003 (1555)
  • Kington Langley Womens Institute: minutes, accounts and record books 1947-1994 (3695)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Trowbridge Central branch: minutes 1954-2006 (3658)
  • South Newton, Wishford and Stapleford Womens Institute: record books, minutes and reports 1927-2007 (3717)
  • Trowbridge Inner Wheel Club: photographs and papers 1955-2005 (3708)

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch

  • Bromsgrove Evening Townswomen's Guild: minutes, scrapbooks and other records c1967-1999 (BA14811)
  • Callow End Women's Institute: minutes, record books, scrapbooks, corresp, financial and other records 1921-2006 (BA14794)
  • Evesham Inner Wheel Club: scrapbooks and annual reports 1951-2008 (BA14807)
  • Kington with Dormston Women's Institute: minutes, accounts, record books, scrapbooks and other records 1937-2005 (BA14838)


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

  • Gladys Margaret Yang, translator: papers (Mss Eur F570)

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts, Baroness Burdett Coutts, philanthropist: papers 1792-1917 (Add. 85267-85311)
  • Margaret Mercer Flahault, Viscountess Keith and Baroness Nairn: papers 1806-1930 (Add. 86849-77)
  • Alice Marion Trusted: papers incl corresp rel to Michael Field, joint pen name of Katharine Harris Bradley and Edith Emma Cooper 1884-1944 (Add. 84071-84077)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Lady Annette Amelia Matthews: diaries rel to life and voluntary work in Tunbridge Wells 1914-1918
  • Nora Joan Pitman, Second Officer: corresp rel to service in the Women's Royal Naval Service in Ceylon and Singapore 1945-1946

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Christine Martel, teacher: diary aged 17-18 1901-1902 (AQ 901)

Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Inner Wheel Club: minutes and papers 1992-2006 (JA/1464)
  • Royal British Legion, women's section, Jersey branch: minutes 1926-1971 (JA/1382)
  • Womens Royal Voluntary Service, Jersey branch: minutes, log books, photographs and papers 1975-1993 (JA/1363)

Manx National Heritage Library

  • Marjorie Bedford: memoirs of life in Derbyshire and Isle of Man 1890-1990 (MS 11765/2)
  • Rosemarie Dalheim, Second World War internee: papers rel to internment incl memoirs of life in the Married Aliens Internment Camp, Isle of Man c1940-49 (MS 11806)
  • Lena Constance Webster, Wren Air Mechanic: papers rel to service history incl training notes and recollections of time stationed at HMS Urley Ballasalla Camp 1944-2008 (MS 11747)
  • Ballasalla and District Womens Institute: records incl minutes 1950-91 (MS 11773)
  • Cardle Womens Institute: records incl minutes and accounts 1977-81 (MS 11780)
  • Douglas Inner Wheel Club: minutes 1947-99 (MS 11935)
  • Howstrake Womens Institute: records incl minutes and accounts 1989-2003 (MS 11774)
  • Kirk Michael Womens Institute: records incl minutes and accounts 1968-2002 (MS 11778)
  • Lezayre Womens Institute: records incl minutes 1950-94 (MS 11779)
  • Lorne and Laxey Womens Institute: records incl minutes, accounts 1950-2005 (MS 11775)
  • Maughold Womens Institute: records incl minutes, accounts, annual reports 1950-2000 (MS 11776)
  • Peel Womens Institute: records incl minutes, accounts 1986-99 (MS 11782)
  • Rowany Womens Institute: records incl minutes 1955-94 (MS 11777)
  • Royal British Legion, Women's Section, Isle of Man County: records amassed by PWS Farrant while researching branch history 1980-2006 (MS 11814)
  • Rushen Womens Institute: records incl minutes 1951-91 (MS 11783)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Major Arthur Wellesley Williams: journal and account book rel to service in Cape Colony, India and the Crimea and journal of his wife Rose Charlotte Willams documenting her experience of this time 1851-59 (2008-01-5)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Marillyn Gray, actor, director and teacher: papers, mainly rel to the Gateway Theatre 1925-97 (Acc.12942)
  • George Stewart McIntosh and Janet McIntosh, missionaries in South America: corresp, photographs and papers c1964-93 (Acc.12903)
  • Alice Thompson, author: literary papers 1993-2008 (Acc.12961)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Helen Thomas, wife of Edward Thomas, poet: MS chapter 'Quick March' from her book World Without End c1931 (NLW MS 23987)
  • Caricature Theatre Cymru: archive collected by Jane Phillips, founder, incl corresp, posters, scripts and films (Caricature Theatre Papers)

National Monuments Record

  • Mary Hickmott: photographs and notes rel to forms and decoration of pre-1840 headstones in England and Wales 1986-2007 (MXH01)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Irene Calvert, Independent MP at Stormont, economist and businesswoman: papers incl corresp, speeches and newspaper cuttings 1940-80 (D4435)
  • Edith Mary Johnston-Liik, professor of history: papers, mainly rel to her History of the Irish Parliament 1956-2006 (D4430)
  • Ethel Margaret Stronge, wife of the Rt Hon Sir James Henry Stronge, baronet, of Tynan Abbey: letters to family friends 1909-13 (D4423)

V&A Theatre and Performance Department (formerly) Theatre Museum Archive

  • Hermoine Baddley, actress: corresp, photographs, programmes, music and presscuttings 1927-1976 (THM/346)
  • Ida Cook, author and campaigner for Jewish refugees and Louise Cook, campaigner for Jewish refugees: papers rel to opera incl corresp, photographs, programmes and libretti c1900-1950 (THM/340)
  • Josie Rourke, theatre director: production notes 2000-2006 (THM/342)

Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design

  • Beth Brett, knitwear designer: papers 1966-2002 (AAD/2008/4)
  • Lucy Christiana Duff Gordon, fashion designer: papers 1904-1933 (AAD/2008/6)


Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People's History Museum/University of Central Lancashire)

  • Dianne Hayter, General Secretary of the Fabian Society: additional research and political papers, incl Labour Party NEC minutes and Socialist Society Executive papers 1951-2008 (Acc 1268)

Lambeth Palace Library

  • Rosamond Chevallier Fisher, Lady Fisher of Lambeth: papers incl diaries of overseas visits 1940-69
  • Mothers Union, London: records 1876-1994

Representative Church Body Library

  • Cecily Day, wife of Bishop of Ossory: album, mainly of press-cuttings, rel to social life in Co Kilkenny and the Church of Ireland 1910-37 (RCBL MS 832)

Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books

  • Dorothy Craigie, author: illustrations (24) for 'The Little Train' by Graham Greene 1946 (DC)
  • Polly Dunbar, illustrator: artwork, sketches for 'My Dad's a Birdman' by David Almond c2006 (PoD)
  • Adèle Geras, writer: drafts, corresp and proof rel to published titles for children 1983-2006 (AG)
  • Judith Kerr, writer and illustrator: early artwork from childhood and art school; artwork for two unpublished books; sketches and preparatory material; finished artwork for 24 published titles for children c1932-2007 (JK)

Wellcome Library

  • John Morrison Hobson, doctor: papers incl letters from Mary Rebecca Hobson and Frances Robert Hobson 1878-1931 (MS.8578)
  • Hedwig Lehman, nurse and jewish refugee: nursing lecture books, ephemera and transcipts of an interview with Leham rel to history of Jewish community in Hamburg 1930s-90s (MSS.8597-8603)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Sheena Blackhall, poet: papers, incl letters from Angus Calder 1987-2004 (Acc 326)

Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, North Wales branch: additional minutes 1955-57 (2008/15)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Benton family of Old Hill, Staffordshire: letters and other papers of Eric and Molly Benton 1920s-1970s (MS759)
  • Martineau family of Birmingham: notebooks, corresp and journals of Fanny Anne Martineau, Susan Martineau and Caroline Martineau, nieces of Harriet Martineau 1850s (HMM)

Borthwick Institute for Archives

  • Margaret Barnet: papers rel to research on health care in York 1950-2000 (ACC 31/2008)
  • Maud MacCarthy, violinist and writer: personal papers 1890-2002 (ACC 51/2008)

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • Jessie Jacquetta Hawkes, author and archaeologist: corresp and photographs 1919-1988 (HAW)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Feminist Archive, South: papers 1969-2000 (DM2123)

Bristol University: Theatre Collection

  • Stephanie Cole, actress: scripts and papers 2005-2007 (2008/0008)
  • Kathleen Freeman, scholar and novelist as Mary Fitt: playscripts and short stories (with Dr Liliane Clopet) (2008/0006)
  • Julia Trevelyan Oman, set designer: additional papers 1957-1989 (2008/0090, 2008/0091)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Janice Elliott, novelist: letters to Hugh and Phoebe Boyle 1978-91 (MS Add. 9789)
  • Ruth Frances Rees-Thomas, nee Darwin, advocate of eugenics: corresp and papers (MS Add. 9790)
  • Anne Stevenson, poet: further literary papers and corresp c1988-2008 (MS Add. 9451 (additional))

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Dorothy Grace Wilkinson, teacher: papers incl autobiographical material rel to life in Sawston and teaching in Uganda and Ghana 1957-89 (RCMS 350)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Charles Robert Ashbee, architect, designer and town planner: further personal and family papers, incl papers rel to his work in Jerusalem and papers of his daughter Felicity Ashbee c1870-1990

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Elizabeth McGill Clark: material rel to the labour movement in Scotland and working class history c1891-1986 (2007/260a)
  • British Federation of University Women, Dundee association: minute books 1945-1984 (2008/314)

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

  • Ms Hazel Oberst, secretary to Sudanese ambassadors: papers, photographs, printed ephemera 1956-67 (SAD)
  • Mr and Mrs G Wood: corresp and papers rel to education and employment with the Sudan Government, diaries, and photographs. 1939-58 (SAD)
  • Durham University Women's Society: minutes, financial records, corresp 1970-2007 (UND)
  • Durham University Women's Playing Fields Board of Management: financial records, corresp file 1897-1946 (UND)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Bet Low, artist: papers incl corresp, material rel to exhibition and sale of work, involvement with Unity Theatre and New Charing Cross Gallery, Glasgow 1940-2000 (Accession Number: 4944)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Sophie Hannah, author of crime fiction, poet: literary papers 1990-2007

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Alice Margaret Baldwin, nursery nurse: records incl photographs and testimonial book 1908-1960 (7AMB)
  • Nancie Elizabeth Berger, writer: records rel to work as a journalist and identity as a feminist and Communist 1935-1999 (7NBE)
  • Clara Elizabeth Collet, civil servant and author: records incl family papers 1670s-1990s (7CCF)
  • Norma Marjorie Marjoram: papers rel to time spent in the Women's Land Army 1940s (7NMM)
  • Margery Povall, author: papers rel to women's employment and equal opportunities 1979-1990s (7MPO)
  • Lesbians in Libraries group: records incl minutes, corresp and publicity material 1980s (6LIL)

London University: Goldsmiths College

  • Margot Claire Heinemann, writer and teacher: records 1913-1992 (HEINEMANN)
  • Daphne Oram, composer: records incl corresp, diaries, musical scores and scripts 1925-2003 (ORAM)
  • Artemesia, women artists group: papers and slides rel to exhibitions and workshops c1984-1990 (MAKE1//6 ARTEMESIA)
  • Exposures, association of female photographers: papers and photographs rel to Exposure's activities incl workshops 1993-2000 (MAKE1//5 EXPOSURES)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Amelia Fysh, educationalist: papers mainly rel to Beech Green Nursery School and relation between children's drawings and their development 1951-2002 (DC/AF)

London University: King's College Archives

  • Royal British Nurses' Association: minutes, membership records, annual reports, corresp and photographs 1886-1997 (RBNA)

London University: Senate House Library

  • Ternan family: family papers of Ellen Lawless Robinson, Frances Eleanor Trollope and Maria Susannah Taylor née Ternan, incl diaries and corresp rel to Wickham and Darcy families c1800-1974 (MS915)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Jamison and Green families of Knutsford: papers incl corresp with Elizabeth Gaskell and Gaskell family (2008/023)

Newcastle upon Tyne University: The Robinson Library

  • Trevelyan family, baronets, of Wallington: sketch books of Maria Wilson Trevelyan and Pauline Jermyn 1816-36 (MCT)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

  • Elizabeth Allen, missionary: letters to her parents while a teacher at Ogande Girls' High School, Kenya (1974-86) and while on secondment to the Church Missionary Society in southern Sudan (May-Aug 1987) c1965-88 (MSS. Afr. s. 2454)
  • Hilda E Bates, nurse: memoir of her career especially time in North Borneo (c1937-55) incl years of internment during the Second World War c1980 (MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 372)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Beatrice Dorothy Addison, 2nd wife of 1st Viscount Addison: diaries and additional papers
  • Mary Gofton: accounts 1645-49
  • Joanna Richardson, literary biographer: papers

Oxford University: St Antony's College: Middle East Centre Archive

  • Pauline Tatton-Brown, wife of Eden Tatton-Brown, Egyptian public servant: letters to her mother, Mrs Stewart Jones 1915-34 (0436)

Reading University Library: Special Collections

  • Charlotte Mary Cade, horticulture student: study notebooks c1920-29 (MS5368)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Victoria Glendinning, author and journalist: MS of her book "Leonard Woolf: A Life", containing substantial material omitted from the published version 1880-1969 (SxMs 13)
  • Alison Light, author and historian: transcripts of interviews and other research materials rel to domestic service and the book "Mrs Woolf and the Servants" 2003-06 (SXMS 100)