Historical Papers and Files

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 5FWI/H
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      7 A boxes and O/S 1, O/S 2, O/S 5

Scope and Content

This consists of a wide range of papers, many of which record events of exhibitions, conferences and national events, as well as recording the history of NFWI.


Fetes - (1920s)

WI House - Ideal Home (1951)

Diamond Jubilee (1975-1980)


NFWI Personnel (c.1945)

First Women's Institute School (c.1918)

Cuttings and Information on Stoney Creek (1998)

Chairman - Press Cuttings (1950-1970)

Early Papers of Nugent Harris (1917-1951)

Of particular interest are: Fete Album of Photographs (5FWI/H/06), Manuscript papers of a book presented to HRH Princess Elizabeth (5FWI/H/59), Possible Origin of WI Colours - correspondence (5FWI/H/28), WI House - Ideal Home (5FWI/H/36) also see file Women's Institute House Ideal Home (5FWI/B/1/2/53)