General Secretary's papers

Scope and Content

Duplicate minutes, reports, correspondence, publications, administration. Most of the records consist of General Secretary's correspondence files, but a small number of duplicate minutes (not quite corresponding to the minutes already catalogued) and miscellaneous material remains and has been catalogued under 4IBS/8/D/2 below.

Administrative / Biographical History

See the corporate history for International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons; c.1898-1971 (in particular the section from 1950).


They have been arranged chronologically:

* inter-war years and the years of the Second World War;

* early post-war years (to 1957);

* later post-war years (form 1957 to 1971).

Access Information

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Custodial History

These files came to The Fawcett Library at the same time as the main bulk of IBS and British Vigilance Association (BVA) records, but remained uncatalogued until 1996 when they were sorted and listed with other National Vigilance Association (NVA), BNC and BVA correspondence files.

Related Material

See also the records re. the Dissolution of the British Vigilance Association and International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons, 1971 4BVA/E