Papers of Olive Chandler

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7OCH
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 7/XX28; 7/XXX28
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      0.25 A box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

The archive consists of 1 folder containing:

1) Letter to Miss Chandler from the National Council of Women of Great Britain explaining their aims and enclosing a list of affiliated societies, 1944 (2 items)

2) Instructional leaflets from the National Federation of Women's Institutes, 1940s (6 items): What a Women's Institute is and what it does; Good programmes for hard times - a leaflet for programmes sub-committees; to the WI Chairman-President; to the WI Honorary Treasurer; to the WI Committee Member; to the WI Honorary Secretary

Administrative / Biographical History

Olive Chandler (fl.1945) appears to have had an interest in several women's groups in the period at the end of the Second World War. She apparently contacted both the National Council of Women and the National Federation of Women's Institutes to gain more information about their structures and their aims before collecting the material that they, in turn, sent her.

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

Miss Chandler donated the archive to The Fawcett Library in 1993.

Other Finding Aids

Fonds Description (1 folder only)

Related Material

The Women's Library also holds the records of the National Federation of Women's Institutes (5FWI). The National Council of Women of Great Britain archive is held by London Metropolitan Archives: City of London.