Co-operative Correspondence Club letters

Scope and Content

Letters written by members of the Co-operative Correspondence Club.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Co-operative Correspondence Club was a wartime letter-writing society in which 25 women wrote to one another pseudonymously. Its origins lay in a shared desire to discuss their experiences as wives and mothers, but the subjects broadened greatly and found members (including 'Elektra' and 'Ad Astra') moving from exchanging recipes to discussing birth control. The CCC ran from the 1940s to the 1980s. These letters were donated by one of the writers, Rose Hacker, a London councillor and campaigning spirit who played a key role in marriage guidance and sex education. and who sorted and labelled the correspondence according to subject matter.

Access Information

The collection is open to all bona fide researchers, by appointment only, telephone or email a week in advance of your intended visit. Researchers must abide by the conditions protecting the collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Rose Hacker.


Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.

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