150th Anniversary of Birth of Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Majority of material dates from 1978-1983

Consists of:

- correspondence concerns organising anniversary events in 1978

- material relating to the exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery 'Josephine Butler: Champion of Justice' (opened 22 Sep 1978)

- Order of service in commemoration of Josephine Butler held at Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican) on 26 Sep 1978

- photocopy of flyer for Josephine Butler memorial meeting, 1978

- Radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (8 Jan 1982)

- Josephine Butler commemorative plaque by the Cheltenham Civic Society with press cutting (1983)

- correspondence, hotel leaflet, report of visit relating to Joyce Ansell's trip to Montreux-Geneva for Centenary Celebrations of the Association of Josephine Butler in May 1979. Pamphlets (1882-1895) and programme.

Publications:

- 'La vraie Force' Association du Sou pour l'ouevre du relevement moral. Feuille volante no 4

- 'Allocution aux femmes de genes' Association du Sou pour l'ouevre du relevement moral. Feuille volante no 7

- 'Conditions essentielles de reussite dans l'ouevre de dieu' Association du Sou pour l'ouevre du relevement moral. Feuille volante no 12

- 'Appel a tous' Association du Sou pour l'ouevre du relevement moral. Feuille volante no 34

- 'Solidaires' Association du Sou pour l'ouevre du relevement moral. Feuille volante no 35

- 'Le Devoir actuel des femmes. Allocution prononcee dans la salle su Casino de Geneve...' Association du Sou pour l'ouevre du relevement moral. Feuille volante no 39

- 'Lettre de Madame Butler' Neuchatel

- 'Apercu de la reunion familiere' (1891)

- 'Questions morales un discours de Mme Buttler' Lausanne (1883)

- 'Cent ans d'histoire' by E Droin-de Morsier, Association Josephine Butler, Geneva 1979

- 'Centenaire 1879-1979' Plus Haut Bulletin de L' Association Josephine Butler

- 'Josephine Butler' from 'Greater London Council Staff Gazette' (Dec 1978)

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

- 'La Mission de l'heure actuelle : deux entretiens de Madame Josephine Butler avec ses soeurs de la Suisse' (ref 345.02534 BUT)

Press cuttings:

- 'Josephine Butler: compassion with a touch of genius' from 'The Times' (15 Feb 1978) and reprinted version by The Furnival Press, London

- 'Synod vote over-ruled by bishops' from 'Church Times', May 1978

- 'It is not illegal to sell sex for money - but almost every way of doing so is' from 'Guardian Women' (2 Oct 1978) (with letter dated 11 Dec 1978)