• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 5FWI/G
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      40 A boxes

Scope and Content

Leaflets on gardening, dressmaking, crafts and cooking, as well as information about publishing (5FWI/G/1/2), the WI Library at Denman college (5FWI/G/1/2/23) and WI stationary (5FWI/G/1/3/7).

Staffing, minutes and administration for Home and Country magazine (5FWI/G/2/1/1)


(5/FWI/G/2/3/001) Home and Country 1919-1991


Leaflets on dressmaking (5FWI/G/1/3/1-2)

Leaflets on cookery (5FWI/G/1/3/4)

Leaflets on gardening and marketing (5FWI/G/1/3/5)

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Federation of Women's Institute (NFWI) began publishing material in 1921. The early publications were created to show how to run an organisation, but were quickly followed by more general publications to educate members and develop new skills. Up until 1977 a Subcommittee produced the WI publications. However, this was dissolved due to tax legalities and a separate organisation known as WI Books took over production. Since 2002 WI Enterprises have produced all WI publications.