Later Post-Second World War years

Scope and Content

General Secretary's (Richard Russell) documentation and correspondence files.

Richard Russell arranged correspondence and documentation in a rigorously contemporary fashion, appearing to work from meeting to meeting, and kept a detailed contents list within or on the cover of each file.

Thus each file typically contains:-

* agendas, minutes, financial accounts and reports of the International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons (IBS) itself.

* correspondence and reports from constituent national committees of other countries and from correspondents worldwide, often with publications and press cuttings.

* correspondence with and publications of other organisations or individuals working in the same field worldwide.

* papers and correspondence about the organisation's status as a non-governmental organisation with consultative status at the United Nations (UN).

Campaigning records are similar to those found in British Vigilance Association (BVA) files, but with an international dimension and include material on prostitution, procurement, pimping, international traffic in children and young women, sexual slavery, unpaid domestic servitude, au pair, penal codes for women and children, rehabilitation and re-education projects for former prostitutes, and venereal diseases control.

Corresponding organisations and individuals include: United Nations; International Abolitionist Federation; Mrs Wanda Grabinsky, representative to the UN in New York; Miss Constance M Harris, representative to the UN in Geneva; World Health Organisation; Marjorie, Lady Nunburnholme; Dr H Sark; Dr Droin; Dame Rachel Crowdy-Thornhill; International Catholic Girls' Society, Interpol, Dr Panakal (India); International Labour Office; Anti-Slavery Society; Open Door International; Standing Conference of Overseas Friendship Associations.

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