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.
Joan Yeo Archive
Administrative / Biographical History
The documents in this archive are in four sections (A-B are in Box 191, C-D are in Box 192).
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
C. Those that relate to Berkshire Federation
D. Miscellaneous - pamphlets on Gourdston School.
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.