Westfield College Association

Scope and Content

This sub-fonds contains records of the Westfield College Association, 1900-1991.

It comprises minutes of meetings, 1900-1991; annual reports, 1901-1911; circulars and correspondence, 1901-1991; and minutes of the Westfield College Association Benevolent Fund, 1956-1991.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Westfield College Association was founded in 1900 to provide a means for Westfield College alumni to maintain contact with the College and each other as well as to raise the profile of and assist the College. The Association held regular meetings and also maintained a Benevolent Fund for its members. In 1952 the Association agreed to take the major part of the responsibility for the publication of Hermes, the College Newsletter for current and former students of Westfield College. The final meeting of the Association took place on 14 Sep 1991, after which the Association merged with Queen Mary College to form the Queen Mary and Westfield College Association.

Presidents of the Westfield College Association:

  • 1900-1920 Lady Chapman
  • 1921-1927 Anne Richardson
  • 1928-1931 Frances Gray
  • 1931-1933 Lady Chapman
  • 1934-1936 Eleanor Lodge
  • 1937-1941 Constance Parker
  • 1942-1945 Dorothy Chapman
  • 1946-1949 Lilian James (also Hon. Secretary 1900-1939)
  • 1950-1955 Ellen Delf-Smith
  • 1956-1958 Helen Ralph
  • 1959-1964 Gertrude Stanley
  • 1964-1970 Kathleen Walpole
  • 1971-1974 Kathleen Chesney
  • 1974-1977 Eleanor Carus Wilson
  • 1977-1991 Rosalind Hill


This sub-fonds has been arranged by function and chronologically. It contains one series: minutes. The remaining files have been arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to Queen Mary and Westfield College with the Westfield College Collection in 1989.

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

Westfield College Collection, Queen Mary University of London Archives.