THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of records of the National Federation of Womens Institutes including minutes and photographic prints c1918-1971; records of the Womens Institute Market Society, Berkshire County Federation including minutes 1932-1972; records of Berkshire Womens Institute Market Stalls Society Ltd including minutes, general administrative records and company records1932-1968; records of Womens Institute Market Society, Broadhampton Branch including minutes 1947-1972; records of Womens Institute Market Society, Cambridge Branch including minutes 1963-1969; records of Didcot Womens Institute Market Stall including accounts 1947-1958; records of Dorset Womens Institute Markets Ltd including financial statements, minute books, general administrative records and company records 1940-1971; records of Horsham Womens Institute Market Ltd including financial statement and minutes 1932-1972; records of Lewis Produce Market Ltd including general reference records 1969; records of Reading Womens Insititute Market Stall including minutes 1950-1972

Administrative / Biographical History

The Women's Institute was established in Canada in 1897, the first branch was set up in Britain in 1915.

Arrangement

  • Records of the National Federation of Womens Institutes
  • CR WI/AD1/1-2 Minutes
  • CR WI/PH3/1 Photographic prints
  • Records of the Womens Institute Market Society, Berkshire County Federation
  • CR WI/AD1/3 Minutes
  • Records of Berkshire Womens Institute Market Stalls Society Ltd
  • CR WI/AD1/4-8 Minute books
  • CR WI/AD2/1 General administrative records
  • CR WI/CO2/1 Company records
  • Records of Womens Institute Market Society, Broadhampton Branch
  • CR WI/AD1/9 Minutes
  • Records of Womens Institute Market Society, Cambridge Branch
  • CR WI/AD1/10 Minutes
  • Records of Didcot Womens Institute Market Stall
  • CR WI/AC6/1-3 Other accounts
  • Records of Dorset Womens Institute Markets Ltd
  • CR WI/AC7/1-30 Financial statements
  • CR WI/AD1/11-13 Minute books
  • CR WI/AD2/2 General administrative records
  • CR WI/CO2/2 Company records
  • Records of Horsham Womens Institute Market Ltd
  • CR WI/AC7/31 Financial statement
  • CR WI/AD1/14-16 Minutes
  • Records of Lewis Produce Market Ltd
  • CR WI/SP1/1 General reference records
  • Records of Reading Womens Institute Market Stall
  • CR WI/AD1/17-18 Minutes

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited 1972-1973, CR72/108, CR72/115, CR72/116, CR73/1, CR76/1, CR72/117, CR73/1

Note

Compiled by Zoe Watson, April 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Related Material

Further records of the The National Federation of Women's Institutes are held by the Women's Library, London Metropolitan University, Old Castle Street,London, E1 7NT (reference 5 FWI)