Co-operative Women's Guild

Scope and Content

Majority of material was given to Mary Stott by Gladys Lloyd

Consists of:

- letters relating to Mary Stott's request for information about the history of the Guild white peace poppy originating from an idea of Edith Pavitt

- newsletter of the Co-operative Women's Guild, Dec 1980

- letter concerning proposal to call a World Congress of Mothers, 1954

- postcard sent to all International Women by the Swiss Guild

- postcard International Women's Day, 1955

- minutes of the 3rd meeting of the Ministry of Works Central Secretariat held on 9 Aug 1945

- menu card for reception and dinner in honour of Gladys Lloyd on 2 Jan 1947

- leaflet 'Peace Ballot' at the Royal Albert Hall, 1935

- Branch newsletter no 133, Co-operative Women's Guild, Apr-Jun 1977, Jan/Mar 1978, Jul-Sep 1978

- Resolutions for conference 1978


- 'What we give and what we get', Women's Co-operative Guild, 1923

- 'Co-operative fellowship song book' 3rd edition, 1923

- 'Eglantyne Jebb and the world's children' by Katharine Bruce Glasier (founder of Save the Children Fund)

- 'District work', Autumn 1931, Women's Co-operative Guild

- 'International Co-operative Day' Souvenir programme, 1938

- 'International Co-operative Women's conference' Zurich 1946 President's address

- Programme for 16th congress of the International Co-operative Alliance', 7-10 Oct 1946

- 'The Guild in war and peace. 1 education for service', 1946

- 'Herts and Harrow Districts Women's Co-operative Guild and Education Committee. Impressions of the Soviet Union', from The Co-operative Home Magazine, Mar 1954

- '1883-1983 the Co-operative Women's Guild celebrate 100 years of achievement' from 'The Society', no 13, Summer 1983

- press cutting 'Peace ballot's message to the world' from Daily Herald dated 28 Jun 1935

The following items are held in The Women's Library Printed Collections and so were removed from the archive as duplicates:

- A new way of life / by Eleanor Barton, London : Women's Co-operation Guild, [c.1920-1925] (ref 172.4 BAR)

- Woman of tomorrow / Women's Co-operative Guild, Manchester : Co-operative Wholesale Society's Printing Works, 1943 (ref 334.06041 WOM)