Personal Papers of Roma Irene Brookes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Box 1: correspondence and school speeches c 1960-1986. Box 2: newscuttings, pamphlets and correspondence, some relating to Girton College. Box 3: correspondence chiefly relating to Cambridge High School for Girls and Long Road VI Form College

Administrative / Biographical History

Roma Irene Brookes was born in 1916 and died in 1990. She studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Girton College from 1935-1938. After Girton she taught Modern Languages. Her first post as a Headmistress was at Yarmouth High School. She returned to Cambridge to become Headmistress of Cambridgeshire High School for Girls 1961-1976, steering the school through the transition to a sixth-form college.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue for Girton College Archives was available at http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/ [Awaiting detailed listing]

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 16/01/2002

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