Three women linking arms. Cat ref: Coal 80/673/013 Accessions to repositories
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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Women's History


Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Lucy Williams (fl 1900-2000), local historian: additional collected and research materials rel to a murder/libel trial in Beaumaris (1672) 1672 (WDO/146)

Ayrshire Archives

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute, Dalrymple branch: minutes and accounts 1923-1995 (Acc 16/214)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp: Lynette Edwell collection rel to the Camp 1982-1997 (D/EX2519)

Bristol Archives

  • Louise Brown (b 1978): family and personal papers rel to being the first 'test tube baby' (through in-vitro fertilisation), incl photographs, films, slides, corresp, medical records, newspaper cuttings, film scripts c1976-2014 (45827)

Bromley Historic Collections

  • Muriel Hambly (fl 1914-1938), of Bromley: corresp and photographs 1914-1938 (2016/018)
  • 'Views of Beckenham' album of watercolours by Lady Gordon 1809 (2016/029)

Coventry Archives & Research Centre

  • Coventry Inner Wheel Club: minutes and attendance registers 1940-1997 (PA3123)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Elsa Frischer (fl 1940-1949), photographer: photographs of Women's Land Army workers in Ruthin c1940-1945 (DD/DM/1892)
  • Pwllglas Golf Club: Ladies' Section records 1964-2006 (DD/DM/1087)
  • Trevalyn Maternity Home, Rossett: maternity and birth registers 1947-1959 (HD/4)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Elizabeth Knight (fl 1667): notebook, with additions from family members 1667-1739 (1905M)

Doncaster Archives

  • Danum Womens Aid, Doncaster: minutes and subject files c1980-2016 (DS 147)

Dorset History Centre

  • Elizabeth Jean Frink (1930-1993), sculptor: corresp files, and photograph files rel to catalogue raisonne (1984) 1958-1988 (D-FRK)
  • Rena Gardiner (1929-1999), artist and printmaker: papers c1960-1999 (D-GDR)
  • Mary Spencer Watson (1913-2006), sculptor: photographs with her mother (by Helen Muspratt) c1930-1935 (D-MSW)
  • Poole Labour Party: additional records rel to women's section, social sub-committee, and further financial and administrative records 1900-1980 (D-PLP)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • East Yorkshire Federation of Women's Institutes: branch records for Bilton, Elloughton cum Brough, Keyingham, Little Driffield, North and South Ella, Preston, Rudston, Stamford Bridge, Willerby and Kirk Ella 1928-2012 (DDX1782)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964), artist: papers collected by John Henty c1908-2016 (12524)

Falkirk Archives

  • Falkirk Evening Townswomens Guild: records 1934-1974 (A2257)

Gwent Archives

  • Clara Jane Isabella Bettina Bailey (1865-1938): letters received incl from literary figures, with letters to Mrs Syssyllt Avis Gurney c1880-1954 (D6206)
  • Primrose Hockey (1903-1996), headmistress: edited scrapbook of Caerleon History, compiled by Caerleon Junior School staff and pupils 19th-20th cent (Acc 6207)
  • Helen Kegie (1922-2015), family historian: documents and photographs rel to extended family incl diaries and letters 19th-21st cent (D5940)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Grace Claudia Walker (fl 1957-1994), gardener of Seaview: gardening diaries incl plantings and costings 1957-1994 (AC2016/072)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Elizabeth Dimsdale (1732-1812), wife of Thomas Dimsdale, 1st Baron Dimsdale: receipt book containing recipes and housekeeping advice c 1800 (Acc 5863)
  • Violet Constance Maitland Grimston (1886-1936), 4th Countess of Verulam: diaries 1910-1928 (Acc 5824)
  • Essex County Hospital, Colchester: records, incl details of treatments of female surgical patients 1886 and annual reports 1866-2016 (A14445)

Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute, Kinlochmoidart branch: minutes and song sheets 1957-1984 (L/D33)

Islington Local History Centre

  • Angela Sinclair-Loutit (1921-2016), campaigner: papers and newspaper cuttings rel to campaigning activities incl CND, Save Bart's Hospital, Save Whittington Hospital A&E, Islington Pensioner's Forum, Gillespie Park c1990-2016 (Acc 2016-017)

Knowsley Archives

  • Hilda Margaret Whitaker (fl 1953-1958), artist and teacher: personal papers c1950-1989 (2016/010, 2016/019)

Lancashire Archives

  • Ivy Norcross (fl 1966), hand embroiderer: personal papers and outworker accounts rel to Stephen Simpson Gold Threadworks 1966-2010 (DDX 2528)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Jennie Fletcher, Leicester Olympic swimmer: related photographs and ephemera 1903-1997 (DE9167)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Sandi Hughes (fl 1970-2017), feminist filmmaker, DJ and poet: photographs and recordings of marginalised groups in Liverpool 1970-2005 (300 HUG)
  • Liverpool Community College: records rel to Second Chance to Learn course, Women's History Women's Lives 1950-2016 (305 WHL)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Mollie Angelia Hunt (1932-2016), educational psychologist: papers rel to black supplementary education with casework on black children, and papers rel to PEV Consultancy, Caribbean Parents Group, Caribbean Parents Group Credit Union Limited, and Westphi Academy the organisations she founded or co-founded c1950-2015 (B16/151)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Women's Employment, Enterprise and Training Unit (WEETU): minutes, accounts, corresp, newsletters and other records c1987-2013 (ACC 2016/60)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Blue Mountain Women's Group: printed books, posters, leaflets, magazines, journals, display panels, video cassettes, photographs and ephemera c1970-2012 (9057)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Catherine Susanna Lucy (fl 1884-1894), of Woodstock Road, Oxford: diaries 1884-1894 (Acc 6523)
  • Nancy Sandars (c1920-2000), of The Manor House, Little Tew: corresp and family papers c1920-2000 (Acc 6531)
  • Pleasance Walker (fl 1915-1918), wartime nurse: corresp 1915-1918 (Acc 6532)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Soroptimist International, Crieff club: records 1957-2008 (16/21)

Peterborough Archives

  • Giuseppina Santoro-Ellwood (fl 1980-2017), artist: personal papers rel to her work and research 2000-2016 (2016/3)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Rhoda Lane (fl 1940-1941): list of air raids in Plymouth giving dates and times, with biographical details 1940-1941 (4111)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • May M Knight (fl 1940-1945), teacher, Ilford County High School: memoir 'As I remember it: teaching in wartime', with corresp and artwork 1940-1945 (342)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Julie de Bastion (b 1948), visual artist, writer and educator: handmade books, photographs and artwork c1970-2016 (SBT Arch 2016.27)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield: birth registers 1986-1988 (NHS2)

Shropshire Archives

  • Slaney family of Walford: estate papers and accounts, with material rel to Baschurch Female Friendly Society and Baschurch Ladies' Club 18th-20th cent (9212)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Dorothy M Hole (fl 1914-1919), Red Cross nurse: photograph album while a nurse at Hinton House Convalescent Hospital c1914-1922 (A\EDM)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Cameo, formerly Southampton Women's Gas Federation: minutes, photographs and club history 1985-2016 (D/WGF)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Charlotte Mary Emily Burns (1865-1951), Lady Inverclyde: corresp rel to philanthropic causes 1901-1924 (1,001,023)
  • Annie French (1872-1965), artist and illustrator: business papers, incl sales books and corresp rel to paintings sold and exhibited 1904-1943 (898048)
  • Helen Moyes (1881-1979), suffragist: corresp and news cuttings rel to women's suffrage movement and Scottish politics 1908-1978 (1,001,009)
  • Glasgow Society of Lady Artists club: minutes, candidates and stock books, news cuttings and visitors books 1890-1971 (891004)

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

  • Girl Guides Association, Staffordshire County Trefoil Guild: records incl minutes, reports, corresp, photographs, magazines and memorabilia 1954-2016 (D7505)

Stirling Council Archive Service

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute: Callander, Castle, Braes and Doune branches: minutes c1950-2015 (Accession 1914)

Surrey History Centre

  • Ailsa Moore (fl 1940-2016), Executive Director, Ockendon Venture, refugee charity: collected papers c1940-2016 (9642)

Tameside Local Studies and Archives

  • Ladies Guild Royal Medical Benevolent Fund: accounts 1966-1980 (4482)

Wandsworth Heritage Service

  • Daisy Percival (fl 1923-1970), clerk: diaries and personal papers 1923-1970 (2016-12)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Womens National Unionist Association, Hurstpierpoint branch: minutes 1921-1934 (18288)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Mabel Elizabeth Pickles (1891-1982), author and musician: letters to John Wimbles rel to research and books on Romania 1985-1988 (WYC:1831)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • Wolverhampton Women's Hospital: case book for pupil midwife 1941-1942 (DW-157)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Anna Benson Gyles (fl 1960-1990), director, editor, producer: scripts, correspondence, budgets, research and other production paperwork 1968-1998 (SDE-2016-032)
  • Angelique Rockas (fl 1980-2017), actress: corresp with various directors incl Lindsay Anderson, Costa Gavras, Elia Kazan, Derek Jarman c1984-1988 (SDE-2016-012)

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Edith Allen (fl 1932-1933): corresp about Major General Charles Gordon (1833-1885) 1932-1933 (Add MS 89193)
  • Eleanor Marian Dundas Allen (1892-1953), poet: autograph bound copy of 'The Wind on the Downs' 1917 (Add MS 89200)
  • Beryl Bainbridge (1934-2010), actress and writer: draft pages of the 'Dressmaker' and 'The Bottle Factory Outing' c1972-2010 (Add MS 89195)
  • Dame Joan Dawson Bakewell (b 1933), broadcaster and writer: personal, professional and literary papers c1900-2014 (Add MS 89161)
  • Dorothy Mary Flemming (1896-1996), autobiographist: papers 1981-2003 (Add MS 89210)
  • Elizabeth Hicklin (fl 1954-1956), nurse: letters with Ted Hughes 1954-1956 (Add MS 89198)
  • Elizabeth Johnson (1721-1800), pamphleteer, author: illustrated fair copy of 'Poor Cecile and her Little Chicken' c1800 (Add MS 89212)
  • Sheena Lillian Grant Kendall, composer (1883-1974): First World War diaries 1914-1918 (Add MS 89176)
  • Joan Maud Littlewood (1914-2002), theatre director: records 1931-2002 (Add MS 89164)
  • Anne Laura McLaren (1927-2007), geneticist: papers c1920-2007 (Add MS 89202)
  • Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (1808-1877), poet and campaigner for women's rights: letters c1852 (Add MS 89219)
  • Susan Priscilla Tarleton (fl 1819-1824): journal with associated papers 1812-1980 (Add MS 89190)
  • Eva Germaine Rimington Taylor (1879-1966), geographer and historian of science: additional papers 1878-1982 (Add MS 89224)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Elizabeth Maude Richards (fl 1946), Senior Commander Women's Auxiliary Corps (India): photograph album, letters and ephemera 1946 (2016-04-01)
  • Suse Underwood, orphan: film negatives and photographic prints compiled by German girl who emigrated to Britain with the Kindertransport in 1939 c1930-1939 (2016-12-05)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Katherine Emily Holt (b 1972), photojournalist: collection of digital images relating to the British Army's deployment to Sierra Leone in support of Ebola projects 2015 (NAM.2016-09-4)
  • L Cpl Teresa Moloney (fl 2016): digital photographs incl RLC female football team, RLC ski team members, and a portrait shot of Moloney in Afghanistan 2016 (NAM.2016-03-29)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Lucinda Louise Mackay (b 1941), artist: additional artwork, corresp and papers c1955-2016 (Acc.13754)
  • Edith Simon (1917-2003), artist, novelist and historian: literary and personal papers c1932-2003 (Acc.13772)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives

  • Beryl Walden (1927-2011), botanical artist: corresp, notes, diaries, photographs, slides, and other papers relating to her travel routes and expeditions c1980-2005 (PrP 16-0015)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • Phyllis Vipond Crocker (1900-1937), model, artist and craftwoman: letters from artists Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959) and Laura Knight (1877-1970) c1910 (TGA 201610)
  • Edna Clarke Hall (1879-1979), artist: personal and professional papers incl diaries, writings, drawings and sketches, exhibition catalogues and photographs c1890-1970 (TGA 20167)
  • Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), artist and sculptor: archival material from the Palais de Danse studio, St Ives, incl photographs, designs and templates for sculpture and plinths, costumes and props, and documents recording works on loan or exhibit elsewhere c1951-1970 (TGA 201611)

V&A Department of Theatre and Performance

  • Monstrous Regiment Theatre Company, London: business papers, photographs, press cuttings, posters, scripts and audio visual and sound material c1970-2000 (THM/450)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Miriam David (b 1945), professor of education: papers and research materials c1980-2000 (FL/DAVID)
  • Mary Kennedy (fl 1966-2013), feminist academic and campaigner: papers 1966-2013 (FL/KENNEDY)
  • European Network of Women: papers and corresp 1984-1996 (FL/ENOW)
  • Feminist Library: records, papers, newsletters and corresp 1976-2004 (FL/LIB)
  • National Alliance of Women's Organisations: papers and corresp 1988-1999 (FL/NAWO)
  • National Women's Network: papers and corresp 1988-1998 (FL/NWN)
  • Women in Development Europe (WIDE): papers and corresp 1980-1996 (FL/WIDE)

Black Cultural Archives

  • Nzingha Assata (b 1951), political activist: letters, pamphlets, and newspaper articles about the campaign against the play 'Slave Babies' produced by Blue Mountain Theatre 1995 (AC2016/01)

Church of England Record Centre

  • Harriet Sanderson Stewart (1874-1971), sculptor, medallist and photographer: photographs (B&W) of fonts with caption and box of index cards with notes on fonts early 20th cent (C-2016-55)

Glasgow Women's Library

  • Lucilla Matthew Andrews (1919-2006), romantic novelist: papers c1940-2006 (2016-8)
  • Kathleen Laura Maclean Miller (1936-2013), anti-nuclear campaigner: papers c1970-1999 (2016-130)
  • Scottish Women's Aid: newsletters, news cuttings, reports 1973-2009 (2016-21)

Royal Society

  • Brigitte Alice Askonas (1923-2013), immunologist: personal papers incl lab notebooks, index boxes of experiments, experimental notes created by her colleagues and letters regarding research work c1950-1990 (Acc 2016/8)
  • Rosa Beddington (1956-2001), developmental biologist: personal papers incl early university notebooks, research notes, lab notebook, thesis, photos, postcards and personal cards c1960-2000 (BED)
  • Dame Julia Higgins (b 1942), professor and polymer scientist: personal papers incl photos, grants material, teaching and research lecture notes, research manuscripts and corresp c1970-2016 (JSH)

Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books

  • Nina Mary Kark (1925-2012), author: business papers, drafts, corresp and pre-and post-publication material rel to five published titles for children 1963-2004 (NB)

The Waterways Archive

  • Avril Lansdell (fl 1970-1989), author: research papers for publications, photographs and lecture notes 20th cent (2016/4)
  • Elinor Longfield (fl 1970), motorcyclist and canal enthusiast: personal papers c1970-1979 (R2016/24)

Wellcome Collection

  • Sheila Helena Elizabeth Kitzinger (1929-2015), author and natural birth activist: records and papers incl corresp, journal articles, books, talks and administrative documentation rel to various committees and organisations c1940-2010 (PP/KZR)
  • Gwen Prout (fl 1970-2015), physician: medical stamp collection incl stamps, first day covers, postcards, bank notes, seals for tuberculosis and handwritten notes c1970-2015 (PP/GPR)
  • Elizabeth Bott Spillius (1924-2016), anthropologist: papers rel to her career c1910-2011 (PP/EJS)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Catherine Muriel Rob (1906-1975), botanist: papers incl botanical recording diaries, corresp, publications, photographs and material rel to the Catherine Rob Natural History Society established as her legacy 1927-2005 (CROB)

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • Margaret Glover (1935-2016), artist and peace activist: papers c1980-2010 (Acc 2016/066)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Romola Carol Andrea Christopherson (1939-2003), government information officer: personal notes from her time as a Government Press Officer c1980-1999 (THCR AS)
  • Dame Athene Margaret Donald (b 1953), physicist, university administrator: scientific and personal papers 1970s-2010s (DNLD)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Mary Midgley (b 1919), philosopher: papers

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Irene Jessie Brown (1919-2017), civil servant: papers 1929-1969 (E2016.52)
  • Tessa Ransford (1938-2015), poet: corresp and poems 1975-2010 (E2016.03)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Huddersfield Association of Women Graduates: minutes, financial statements, photographs, publications, project files and newsletters 1923-2012 (WGH)

Kingston University Archives and Special Collections

  • Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), novelist and philosopher: letters to Ray Byram c1978-1982 (KUAS184)
  • Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), novelist and philosopher: corresp, newsletters, essays and other Iris Murdoch-related items collected by Anne Rowe c1990-2010 (KUAS195)
  • Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), novelist and philosopher: personal journals, poetry and philosophy notebooks, corresp, and other documents c1941-1999 (KUAS202)
  • Wendy Perriam (b 1940), author: additional literary papers incl corresp and notebooks for novels c1960-2016 (KUAS0203)
  • Women's Prize for Fiction: additional papers incl posters and bookmarks 2016 (KUAS0206)

Leicester University Library: Special Collections

  • Vicky Wilson (fl 1950-2000), lab technician, University of Leicester: lab books c1970-1989 (ULA/D52)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Anne Fogg (fl 1970), writer: corresp, newscuttings, copies of plays, poetry and short stories 1971-1973

London University: Goldsmiths Library: Special Collections and Archives

  • Lily Greenham (1924-2001), sound poet and artist: papers and recordings of sound poetry c1970-1989 (GREE)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Caroline Middleton DeCamp Benn (1926-2000), educationalist and writer: personal records rel to educational work c1950-1990 (CB)
  • Sonia Jackson (fl 1956-2015), educationalist, social worker and psychologist: research papers, research data, conference papers and articles 1956-2015 (SJ)

London University: King's College Archives

  • Maureen Patricia Duffy (b 1933), novelist, poet and playwright: additional manuscripts, notes and corresp c1960-2015 (Acc 3366)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Kathleen Duffin Mahony (fl 1900-1970): 'Memoirs of a Memsahib', unpublished memoirs rel to time in India with her husband George, of the Indian Medical Service 1919-1945 (Mahony)

London University: Royal Holloway

  • Kate Parry Frye (1878-1959), suffragist and diarist: diaries and related ephemera, corresp, photographs and notebooks c1890-1958 (KPF)

London University: Senate House Library

  • Emmeline Vyner (fl 1920-1930), spiritualist: 'Edinburgh seances', a collection of records of spiritualist meetings, voice circles and card readings c1921-1936 (MS1224)

Museum of English Rural Life

  • Women's Farm and Garden Association: additional records rel to travel bursaries for research 20th cent (DX 2160)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Hilda Runciman (1869-1956) Viscountess Runciman of Doxford, politician: corresp and papers c1890-1939 (WR)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Hilary Bailey (1936-2017), writer: papers incl mss, corresp, diaries and ephemera c1960-2009 (12086)
  • Susan Ann Lloyd-Roberts (1950-2015), journalist and broadcaster: papers (12082)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Tina Mandel (fl 1913-1959), of Vienna and London: family papers incl rel to emigration and to the persecution and fate of her husband Hermann (Hesio) Mandel 1913-1959 (SxMs181)
  • Nina Masel (fl 1930-1979), diarist and employee of Mass Observation: papers rel to her work for Mass Observation and as a film critic c1940-1979 (SxMOA99/163)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (1868-1940), publisher: corresp, accounts and other papers rel to Dun Emer Guild 1902-1909 (MS 10676; IE TCD MS 11535)
  • Susan Mary Yeats (1866-1949), craftswoman and publisher: papers 19th-20th cent (IE TCD MS 11535)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • Liane Aukin (1936-2016), director, actor and writer: personal and professional papers incl scripts, photographs and cassette tapes rel to The Silver Lady (Birmingham Rep); radio play scripts; Eastenders scripts; material rel to projected television series on Florence Nightingale; personal notebooks, diaries, dream reports, audio-visual material 20th cent (2016/060)

University of Gloucestershire Archives and Special Collections

  • Diana Beal (fl 1962-1965), student: English special study coursework on the theme of fear in literature while a student at St Mary's College c1962-1965 (D482)

University of Reading: Special Collections

  • Elizabeth Carfrae (1879-1968), novelist: draft manuscripts c1930-1939 (MS 5586)
  • Margaret Emma Faith Irwin (1889-1967), writer: diaries, research notes, drafts and corresp c1900-1967 (MS 5572)
  • Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952), writer: diaries and autobiographical writing c1930-1989 (MS 5585)

University of Southampton Library

  • Cecil Nona Kerr (1875-1960), Lady-in-Waiting to the Marchioness of Milford Haven: postcards (2 vols) 1900-1912 (MS 426)

University of Westminster Archives

  • Dorothy Blair (fl 1960-1990), scholar: corresp, books and press cuttings rel to Francophone North and West Africa 1960-1990 (GB1753 UWA DBG)