Autobiography of Kay Pilpel

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of a photocopy of a typescript autobiographical essay by Kay Pilpel entitled, 'Growing up in the 1930s' in which she describes her family background, the Jewish community in London from the 1890s onwards, and her daily life as a child and schoolgirl at Tottenham High School for Girls, including her experience of evacuation during the Second World War. The essay is illustrated with family trees and includes copies of family photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kay Pilpel (fl.1930s) grew up in the Jewish community of Stamford Hill, London, in the 1930s as the daughter of a lithographer. She attended Tottenham High School for Girls.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for consultation. Readers are advised to contact The Women’s Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Kay Pilpel in 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Fonds Description (1 folder only)

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