Letters written by members of the Co-operative Correspondence Club.
Co-operative Correspondence Club letters
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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.
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Donated by Rose Hacker.
Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.
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