Personal Papers of Kathleen Mary Peace

Scope and Content

Collection consists of: verses (mostly parodies of college meetings and administrative processes, written by colleagues). 1930-64; papers and correspondence re KMP's retirement, 1964; college songs, 1922-50; 'IT, or The Best School of All', by M C, J O and K [Peace]: incomplete novel based on Lower V life at The Perse School for Girls - mentions Girtonians. not dated; cuttings, notes and correspondence on religious and philosophical subjects and pacifism, 1935-54; photographs 1948-67 staff, Bertha Jeffreys 1948, historians at Girton summer 1948 (J H Matthews, Mrs Chibnall, Mrs Lindsay, HM Cam, M G Jones) W J R Sadie, S J Lightburne 1948 N Jolliffe 1948 H I McMorran 1967; charter and statutes, 1924-1971; papers by T R Peace on ecological and botanical subjects 1928-1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kathleen Mary Peace was born in Cambridge in 1904. She studied Maths at Girton College 1923-1926. She attended Mrs Hoster's Secretarial College, London 1926-1927 and became Assistant to the Girton College Secretary 1927-1933, taking over the position of College Secretary in 1933, Staff Fellow from 1936 and Member of Council from 1945. Kathleen Peace died in 1974.

Access Information

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 A detailed hard copy list is available at Girton Archives

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

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