Papers of Margaret Stanton

Scope and Content

The archive includes documents relating to campaigns on NHS issues, international matters, peace and justice, etc. The catalogue's arrangement is based on the filing system used by the family.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Stanton (1918-2012) was a prolific political campaigner and left-wing activist. When she became chief officer of a Community Health Council in the West Midlands Regional Health Authority she joined the A.S.T.M.S. (Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs) and held a number of branch positions in the union including the Health Service Branch (West Midlands) Vice-Chair from 1984-1986. After retirement she moved to Oxford and continued to be active in the Oxford Health Service Branch. She was also involved with Save the NHS, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, CND and other bodies campaigning on international and peace issues.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Custodial History

Deposited by Mrs Stanton's daughter after her death.