Papers of Audrey Harvey, -1996, mainly comprising drafts of articles, offprints, correspondence and press cuttings relating to social welfare, housing, and homelessness.
HARVEY, Audrey, 1912-1997, charity worker
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born 1912; educated at Oxford University; spent World War two in occupations consistent with her pacifist convictions, including voluntary work in one of the newly created Citizens Advice Bureaux; permanent worker at the Poplar Citizens Advice Bureaux, East London, 1955-1969; wrote a series of influential articles and pamphlets about housing, social security and homelessness; advised Jeremy Sandford on the TV drama-documentary Cathy come home , 1965; Founder Member, Child Poverty Action Group, , with particular interest in the defects of the benefits system; First Director, Citizens' Rights Office, Child Poverty Action Group, 1970-1972; independent Lay Advocate for local authority tenants in county court eviction proceedings, [1972-]; died 1997. Publications: Tenants in Danger (Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, 1964); Remedies for rent arrears: a study in the London Borough of Camden (Shelter , London, 1979).
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Closed until listed.
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Sources: British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
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Most documents may be photocopied.
Given by the family in 1997.