Papers of Jennifer Beresford

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of reports, publicity material and correspondence relating to the work of the Diocese of Oxford on the World Council of Churches' 1988 equal rights initiative 'Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women' (EDCSW) . The archive also contains records of Beresford's courses on assertiveness for women.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jennifer Beresford (1928-) was born in 1928 and trained as a social worker. She worked within the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Oxford for a number of years and took part in the 'Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women' (EDCSW). The EDCSW was an initiative launched by the World Council of Churches in 1988, as a ten year programme, during which time churches would look at their structures, teachings and practices with a commitment to the full participation of women. Beresford also ran assertiveness courses for women and was the author of 'Creating Confidence in Women' (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1998) ISBN: 0281051461.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

The collection was deposited by the creator as an outright gift in Feb 2000.

Other Finding Aids

The Women's Library Catalogue

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