National Union of Women Workers, Hull Branch

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copy of a news-cuttings album relating to the activies of the Hull Branch of the National Union of Women Workers, 1914-1917

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Women Workers was founded in 1895 following a conference held in Liverpool in 1891 where a Central Council of the Conferences of Women Workers was established. In 1895 it adopted a new constitution and changed its name to The National Union of Women Workers and Louisa Creighton elected as its first President. In 1897 the organisation became affiliated to the International Council of Women.

It's objectives were 'The encouragement of sympathy of thought and purpose among the women of Great Britain and Ireland; the promotion of their social, civil and religious welfare; the gathering and distribution of serviceable information; the federation of women's organisations and the formation of local councils and Union of Workers.'

By 1912 it had attracted more than 7,000 members operating via branches throughout the UK. In October 1918 it changed its name to the National Council of Women of Great Britain & Ireland and in 1928 to the National Council of Women of Great Britain.

The Council continues to act as a pressure group at national and international level to highlight issues concerning women.

It is not known exactly when the Hull branch was established.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

The album was aquired by Chris Ketchell at the Local History Unit, Hull College and copied in Apr 2003

Related Material

Records of the Co-operative Women's Guild [Ref U DCW]

National Council of Women: Hull and District Branch [Ref L DSCW]

Other Repositories:

National Council of Women, Great Britain archive is held by London Metropolitan Archives [Ref ACC/3613]