National Council of Women

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- memorandum to evidence to be submitted to the departmental committee on street offences by the National Council of Women (1928)

- resolution and memorandum relating to solicitation laws 1947

- correspondence concerning offences against the person and the National Council of Women's Working Party on sex education

- papers relating to Annual Conferences and Annual General Meetings of the National Council of Women including ballot papers for elections 1976 and 1977 (1955, 1972-1978, 1982)

- agenda for Status and Employment of Women Special Committee (1972, 1977, 1986)

- minutes of the Social and Welfare Committee meeting on 19 Apr 1972 and 13 Mar 1986

- agenda of Moral Welfare Sectional Committee Mar 1966

- minutes of Moral Welfare Sectional Committee on 18 Jan 1965, 15 Dec 1965, 16 Mar 1966

- carbon copy of Moral Welfare Sectional Committee Annual Report 1954-1955

- typescript 'Catalogued of Moral Welfare Syllabus'

- carbon copy typescript 'Sexual Offences against Children and Young Person' 'draft for proposed pamphlet' crossed out

- questionnaire from the International Council of Women Equal Moral Standard Committee. Replied by K Hardwick for the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, Apr 1946

- 'Digest of reports received from National Committees' Equal Moral Standard International Council of Women, 1946

- report on the 'The Criminal Law and Sexual Offenders' prepared by the British Medical Association and the Magistrates' Association

- report on the National Council of Women and solicitation laws, 1954

- report on the Children and Young Persons Bill

- minutes of the Women's Organisations Interest Group (20 May 1985)

- circular letters


- 'Resolutions passed at the Representative Council Meeting, Bournemouth 11-14 Oct 1937'

- pages from National Council of Women 42nd report 1937 and 44th report 1939 on the Moral Welfare Committee

- 'Summary of the report of the inter-departmental committee on abortion' Jun 1939

- 'Representative Council Meeting and Conference' 1942 (manuscript notes), 1943, 1944 (and preliminary agenda Resolutions in order as selected by ballot 1944)

- 'Statement of policy on laws relating to solicitation' National Council of Women, Annual General Meeting, Oct 1951

- 'Resolutions adopted' Jul 1954

- 'Memorandum on the Criminal Law concerning Sexual Offences involving Children and Young Persons', National Council of Women, Feb 1954

- Annual Conference Cambridge Hall, Southport, Lancashire Oct 1956 Resolutions adopted', National Council of Women, 1956 and programme

- 'Preliminary list resolutions submitted for selection for the Annual Conference 22-23 Oct 1958', National Council of Women, 1958

- Annual Report and Accounts 1956, 1969, 1971-1972, 1975-1976, 1977-1978

- pamphlet 'National Council of Women Handbook', 1977

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

- leaflet 'The National Council of Women and the solicitation laws' (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'Handbook. 1960-61 / of the National Council of Women of Great Britain' London : N.C.W.G.B., 1961 (ref 305.4206041 NAT)

- 'Council. Newsletter of the National Council of the Women of Great Britain' (Jul 1976-Jan 1979, Jul 1983, Jul 1984-Mar 1985 3 Jan 1986) (periodicals)

- 'NCW Activities Limited' vol 13 extra, Sep 1986

- 'Council. Conference Special', Oct 1993

- 'Women and Europe : news and views on European affairs of special interest to women and their organisations' London : European Movement May / Jun 1976 (periodicals)

- 'Women in council newsletter' London : National Council of Women, no 57, Apr 1945 (periodicals)

Press cutting:

- 'National Council of Women' from 'Bournemouth Daily Echo' dated 27 Oct 1948