These papers were deposited in 1974 by the offices of the Cooperative Women's Guild (see DCW) and represent some of their files on the International Women's Cooperative Guild. They include minutes of the central committee from 1932 to 1962 with the most significant gap being between 1938 and 1948 when the second world war disrupted Guild activity and minutes of the executive committee from 1952 to 1957 (DCX/1). DCX/2 contains conference files for several years up to 1951 including a file on the 1921 International Cooperative Congress at which the International Women's Cooperative Guild was formed. DCX/3 are reports of the committee in French, German and English for 1921 to 1959 and circular letters and bulletins are held, also in French, German and English, for 1938 to 1957, with only minor gaps (DCX/4). A large number of their printed publications for 1921 to 1961 are held at DCX/5 and this includes Honora Enfield's Guildswomen at Basle of 1921 (DCX/5/1). There are publications of the 1920s by Margaret Llewelyn Davies and Emmy Freundlich. In 1930 Honora Enfield published The legal position of women in cooperative societies and she followed this up up in 1932 with The power of the market basket and these are at DCX/5/38 and DCX/5/42. In 1935 Enfield died and her obituary appeared in the major Guild publication written by Emmy Freundlich History of National and International cooperative women's guilds, compiled from national reports (DCX/5/55-6; 2 copies). DCX/6 comprises papers submitted to conferences of the International Women' Cooperative Guild.
Some of the most interesting papers of this collection are in DCX/7 which comprises three files on Emmy Freundlich. The first contains information about her arrest in Austria in February 1934 and the petitioning for her release in April. DCX/1-2 contain obituary notices of her death in 1948 and papers sent from New York to England at the time.
DCX/8 contains files of the Guild including files on their work for peace and disarmament 1921 to 1945 and their campaign for world government 1947 to 1955 (DCX/8/1, 6). A number of presidential addresses are at DCX/8/2.