Records of the Oldham Women's Suffrage Society

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of diaries of the society's activities with notes of speeches and diary of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) Pilgrimage to London of 1913, with press cuttings and letter.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Oldham Women's Suffrage Society (1901-1921) was established in 1910 with Margery Lees as president and quickly joined the Manchester and District Federation of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. By 1911, in addition to a suffrage shop, the branch comprised of 120 members, a figure that rose to 857 in 1913. That year, a number of members, including Lees joined the Manchester contingent of the Pilgrimage to London. In 1919 the body was transformed into the Women Citizens' Association and amalgamated with the National Council of Women in 1921.

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

Deposited in 1966/1967 by Miss Marjory Lees. [Fawcett Library Annual Report]

Other Finding Aids

Fawcett Library Catalogue

Geographical Names