Papers of Elizabeth Gundrey

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7ELG
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2.3 A boxes (2 catalogued, 0.3 uncatalogued)

Scope and Content

The archive consists of papers and correspondence about ‘Jobs for Mothers’, papers about widows, working mothers and others, press cuttings, working notes, replies to questionnaires and lists of publications on careers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth Gundrey (fl.1959-1975) was a journalist and author of ‘Jobs for Mothers’. Prior to this Elizabeth wrote articles on the employment of middle class wives and on widowhood. She also wrote a paper for the National Economic Development Committee on recruitment and training of married women in the retail trade.


The records are arranged in chronological order.

Access Information

This collection is partially available for research. The catalogued portion of the collection is available for research, uncatalogued material remains unavailable. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited in 1997 as an outright gift.; Additional material was found amongst 'unsorted archival miscellany' during the move of the Library into the new building, 2002, and formally accessioned, July 2003.

Other Finding Aids

Fawcett Library Catalogue

Related Material

The Women’s Library has much material related to women’s employment and women’s employment organisations (see Strand 6 of the archive collection guide).