Women in the Colonies: minutes and papers

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- agendas and minutes of the Women in the Colonial Service and Colonial Office Committee (3 Sep 1942- 28 Jul 1944)

- list of educational posts available for women in the Colonies (Jun 1942)

- circular letters to members of the Women in the Colonial Office and Colonial Service Committee (Oct 1942)

- report of meeting with the Council of Women Civil Servants (8 Jun 1942)

- report of the consultative meeting of the women's organisations, convened at the National Council of Women held on 28 Jul 1942

- minutes of the Moral Welfare Sectional Committee of the National Council of Women held on 17 Feb 1943

- drafts of report from the Women in the Colonial Office and Colonial Service Committe to the Conference of Women's Organisations (May 1943)

- drafts of the memorandum submitted to the Secretary of State for the Colonies by the Conference of Women's organisations

- copies of extracts from Hansard on colonial service, foreign service

Publications:

- 'Colonial development and Welfare Act 1940. Report on the Operation of the Act to 31 Oct 1942', Cmd 6422, London: HMSO, 1943

- 'Parliamentary debates. House of Lords. Official Report', vol 122, no 48, 6 May 1942, London: HMSO, 1942

- 'Parliamentary debates. House of Lords. Official Report', vol 387, no 37, 3 Mar 1943, London: HMSO, 1943

- 'Mass Education in African Society', Colonial Office. Advisory Committee on education in the Colonies, London: HMSO, 1943

- 'Labour supervision in the Colonial Empire 1937-1943', London: HMSO, 1943

- 'The British Soroptimist London Conference 1942', vol 13, no 6, Aug 1942