Personal Papers of Eileen Power

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Collection consists of newscuttings and articles by and about Eileen Power, photographs, drawings and illutrations, commonplace books, letters to Margery Spring Rice 1910-1931, letters to Michael Postan 1924-1926 and her obituaries, 1940.

Administrative / Biographical History

After study at the London School of Economics, she returned to Girton as a Pfeiffer Research Fellow 1915-1918. She was Director of Studies in History at Girton 1913-1921, Lecturer 1921-1924, Reader 1924-1931. She was appointed Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics in 1931, a position she held until her death in 1940. She lectured and published widely. In 1937, she married Michael (Munia) Postan, Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge.

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/ [Detailed hard copy list available.]

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 17/01/2002