Women's Freedom League

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- programme of the 'Women's Freedom League. Anglo-Belgian Meeting and commemoration of the Signing of Magna Carta' 18 Jun 1915 (Normanton spoke on 'Magna Carta - Peerage, Church and Free State')

- flyer Women's Freedom League meeting on 18 Jun 1915 (Normanton spoke 'in defence of our liberties')

- correspondence concerning the use of maiden name (1933)

- correspondence concerning conference on 'Women's demands at the General Election' on 25 Oct 1935 and the subsequent re-wording of a resolution on income tax of married persons which had been passed at conference

- resolutions for Annual Conference 13 Jun 1953 of the Women's Freedom League

- 'Election address of the Equal Status of Women Committee' (1935)

- correspondence concerning inaccuracies in the book 'Lady into women' by Vera Brittain (1954)

- manuscript notes

- flyers advertising public meetings of the Women's Freedom League where Normanton gave a talk

- flyer 'Votes for Women' The Suffragette Fellowship, 26 Feb 1940

- invitation to Anniversary of the granting of the vote to women, Suffragette Fellowship on 6 Feb 1950

For following publications consult The Women's Library printed collections:

- 'Roll of Honour Suffragette Prisoners 1905-1914' (ref 324.6230922 ROL see 7LAC/2 for list of names)

- 'Calling all women' (newsletter of the Suffragette Fellowship) Feb 1954 (periodicals) (review of 'Lady into Women' on p 5)

- 'The Women's Bulletin' (issues from 1945-1953) (periodicals)

- 'The Vote' (1918, 1930) (periodicals)

- 'International Women's News' (Jul 1953) (periodicals)

- 'Woman suffrage in America : a reply to Mrs Humphry Ward' by Mrs Philip Snowden (ref 324.6230973 SNO)

- 'Why men should work for women's suffrage : the wages and employment question' by Charles V Drysdale (ref 324.6230941 DRY)

Press cutting:

- obituary of Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence from 'The Times' dated 12 Mar 1954