Founding of the Maternity Alliance 2

Scope and Content

History: includes two internal memos of One Parent Families dated May 1980 on the subject of the MA; a paper by Jane Streather of OPF dated 8 May 1980 (12 pp) setting out the background, the work of the MA Steering Committee, possible sponsors, the launch of the MA, and discussing the relevance of MA for one-parent families, asking whether OPF's National Council should be a member of the MA; a discussion paper by Jean Coussins dated 1981 on the future of the MA; 'Born at a Bus Stop', Guardian article by Angela Phillips on the founding of the MA, reprinted in Maternity Action (2001)