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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Women's History


Brent Archives

  • Photographic collection rel to the Grunwick Strike protest 1977 (ACC/2020/12)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Owell Women's Institute: minutes and papers 1932-2017 (R120/028)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Marjorie Calow (1932-2016), analytical chemist, feminist and trade unionist: correspondence, photographs and papers rel to campaign and occupational activities c1910-2016 (D2190)
  • Massey family of Derby: account book containing record of Joseph Spor Massey, solicitor (1841-1845) and Sarah Massey, Servants Register Office 1841-1855 (D8336)
  • Edith Emily Howe, nee Bradley (1912-1999), diarist of Ripley: diaries, biography based on diaries 1955-1998 (D8323)
  • Gertrude Bella Underwood (1893-1983), nurse: autograph album containing writings, sketches, and photographs of patients and staff at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby 1917-1919 (D8310)
  • Buxton (Evening) Townwomen's Guild - Drama Section: theatre programmes and scripts 1962-1972 (D8356)

Dorset History Centre

  • Alyse Gregory (1884-1967), suffrage campaigner: letters to Douglas Knight 1955 (D-3238)
  • Unidentified midwife, Weymouth: register of cases 1905-1917 (D-3202)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Cottingham Women's Institute: minutes, membership lists, financial records, photograph albums, printed records 1972-2018 (DDX2309)
  • North Cave Women's Institute: monthly meeting books, committee meeting minute books, accounts and financial statements, membership registers 1927-2016 (DDX2336)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Gertrude M Bradley (fl1912), designer: preparatory drawings for tile murals for Cardiff Royal Infirmary Coronation Ward and corresp with W B Simpson and Sons, tile makers, London 1912 (D1753)

Gwent Archives

  • Ta'aleem Alnyssa Community Group, Newport: minutes, financial accounts, reports of activities and printed literature 2000-2015 (D6553)

Lancashire Archives

  • Dr Jill Liddington, (b1946), writer and academic: papers rel to suffragist research c1975-2015 (DDX 3578)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Community Activist: various material incl fliers, pamphlets, minutes, posters, t-shirts and other items relating to activism in London and Manchester. Much of the material is feminist in nature, but also incl eco and green issues, anti racism, left wing, peace movement (access restrictions apply by request of the depositor) 2008-2019 (GB127.2020/5)
  • Manchester WellWomen Clinics: minutes, reports, publicity materials, job advertisements, research and campaigns for the establishment of WellWomen clinics in South Manchester, evaluation of clinics (some access restrictions) 1980-1989 (2020/65)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Photographs of First World War women factory workers c1914-1947 (1528)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Women's Community Activism Project: records 1960-1980 (3310A)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Women's Cooperative Guild, Cowlairs: minute books, ephemera 1914-1974 (1001114)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Tower Hamlets Women for Peace: legal papers, posters, newspaper cuttings and photographs rel to their activism at Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp (1980s), the Mile End Road Blockade against Cruise Missiles (1984), and their own exhibition entitled Wire, Women and Webs (1985) 1982-2006 (TH/9811)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Newton Womens Institute: minutes and annual reports 1946-2018 (D/D WI/N)


Jersey Archive

  • Rozelle Sutherland (fl 1984-2018): personal papers rel to setting up of the Jersey Womens Refuge 1984-2018 (JA/3624)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Isabella Nicholson: Illustrated manuscript journal (40pp) of a tour of North Wales in 1837 1837 (NLW MS 24166)
  • Mollie Phillips (1907-1994), figure skater: scrapbooks rel to her years as a leading figure skater, with letters and photographs, incl black and white photographs of Phillips carrying the Great Britain flag at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and also carrying the flag in front of the Great Britain all-female ice skating team 1928-1936 (NLW ex 3043)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Sheelagh Murnaghan (1924-1993), MP and first female barrister to practice in Northern Ireland: minutes, correspondence and reports rel to the workings of the Assisi Fellowships Belfast Itinerants Settlement Committee 1966-1988 (D4781)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Catwalk4Power: placards, ephemera, banners, photographs and papers rel to women and HIV 2019-2020 (C4P)

Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Harper, Heather (1930-2019) singer: papers, incl programmes, published scores, correspondence, scrapbook, press cuttings, photographs, certificates 1950-1995 (HRP)
  • Kathleen Ferrier (1912-1953), contralto singer: photograph album c1940 (MSC96)
  • Paul Campion (fl1944-2019), author: collection rel to Kathleen Ferrier, incl recordings, programmes, photographs, books, scores, magazines and articles, research materials, posters 1944-2019 (CMP)
  • Items rel to Elizabeth Sweeting, incl correspondence, photographs, miscellaneous 1943-1977

Royal College of Nursing Archives

  • Professor Alison Tierney (b1948), professor, nurse theorist and researcher: oral history interview conducted by Alison O'Donnell 2020 (3259)
  • Barbara Stilwell (fl2020), nurse, nurse researcher & academic: oral history interview conducted by Dianne Yarwood 2020 (3271)
  • Bridget Barker, nee Crawford (fl1952-2019), mental health nurse: personal papers incl candidate cards for examinations, examination papers and badges 1952-2019 (3264)
  • Margaret Whittaker, nee Hindle (fl1918-2020), nurse: personal papers incl certificates and biography with photographs compiled by her grandson 1918-2020 (3265)


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

  • Cynthia Cockburn (1934-2019), feminist writer and peace activist: research papers on the theme of gender and peace and conflict 1980s-2010s (COCKBURN)

Manchester University: Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre

  • Anwar Ditta (b 1953), campaigner: additional material to collection incl photographs (44), sample selection of wages slips, Anwar Ditta Defence Committee organisational papers and accounts and evidence submitted to the Home Office 1970s-1980s (2020/1)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Grace Alexandra Grattan Guinness (1877-1967), businesswoman: personal papers chiefly comprising diaries 1900s-1950s (GB 133 GGG)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Jois Stansfield (b1951), Emeritus Professor of Speech Pathology at Manchester Metropolitan University: Giving voice, oral histories of female speech therapists project, incl interviews with British women who qualified as speech therapists between 1945 and 1970 2019 (Accession 1779)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Young Women's Christian Association College, Selly Oak: records of events and annual reports, photographs of YWCA activities and facilities in Britain and overseas 1931-1952 (1354)