Joan Yeo Archive

Administrative / Biographical History

Joan Yeo was a member of the Berkshire Federation and on the National Executive committee in the 1940s. She was Chairman of the Education sub-committee at the time that the College was founded, and thus an influence on the early College programmes. She was an Oxford graduate with a degree in History, which is reflected in some of the talks she gave and courses she chaired at Denman.


The documents in this archive are in four sections (A-B are in Box 191, C-D are in Box 192).

BOX 191

Folder A - Joan Yeo Archive 1930s-1950s

Folder A1 - Living and learning 1954

Folder A2 - Education through the WI Movment 1952

Folder A3 - Elizabethan England 1953

Folder A4 - Course Programmes c.1940s-c.1950s

B. Those that relate to NFWI

Folder B1 - National Executive Committee election 1947-1955

Folder B2 - Notes for talks 1939-1953

Folder B3 - Visits to Federations (Counties) on behalf of NFWI 1942-1954

Folder B4 - 'Methods on teaching Appreciation and History of Art' 1954

Folder B5 - Day Conference Radbrook 1941

Box 192

C. Those that relate to Berkshire Federation

D. Miscellaneous - pamphlets on Gourdston School.

Custodial History

The papers in this section of the Denman Archives were given to the College by Stephen Yeo, Joan Yeo's son, in 1998 after his Mother's death.