Papers of Kathleen Hill

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of typescript reminiscences relating to her role in the operation of the Poor Law during the 1930s and the National Assistance Board that superseded it in 1940.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kathleen Hill (1900-) was born in 1900. During her life she was involved in the operation of the Poor Law after the 1930 Poor Law Act, which introduced limited financial public assistance and which was means tested from the following year. From that point onwards, only the aged found their way into the Workhouses and outdoor relief introduced. She went on to be a member of the National Assistance Board that replaced it after the 1948 National Assistance Act.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Library by Joan Waddleton in 1996.

Other Finding Aids

Fonds Description (1 folder only)