Scrapbook relating to women's work during the First World War

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Cuttings from the first c.40 pages of the book (mostly from 1884 to 1890s) have been removed [in order for the scrapbook to be re-used]. They appear to have covered a range of general political subjects and a ms index for these pages is included. The rest of the volume consists of press cuttings, 1916-1919 [from a press agency] on working women, including domestic servants, waitresses, laundry workers, policewomen, nurses, land girls, and also on general issues about the employment of women during the First World War; also included are some cuttings concerning women's emigration, the League of Nations and Armistice Day.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Note

Description prepared by Jennifer Haynes.

Custodial History

Exact provenance unknown. The scrapbook is inscribed on the fly leaf: 'To dear Miss Royle, Christmas 1890', although this does not appear to relate to the provenance of the enclosed cuttings.