Women - Public Health

Scope and Content

Collection includes: Periodicals 1925 - , annual reports 1923-1957 , rules, pamphlets etc of the Women Sanitary Inspector's and Health Visitors Association (founded 1896) renamed Women Public Health Officers' Association and later renamed again Health Visitors' Association. News sheet 1925-1946 (incomplete) Women Public Health Officers' Association journal 'The Woman Health Officer' 1928, 1936-1937; Health Visitors' Association rules; Woman Health Officer: official organ of the Health Visitors' Association; pamphlets and annual report; A History in Health 1896-1996 by Jennifer Smith, 1996. Association for Moral and Social Hygiene founded by Josephine Butler in 1870, annual reports 1922-1934 (incomplete).

Administrative / Biographical History

The TUC Library was established in 1922 and was based on the integrated collections of the TUC Parliamentary Committee, the Labour Party Information Bureau, and the Womens Trade Union League. It was run as a joint library with the Labour Party until the TUC moved to Congress House in 1956. The collection was developed for the use of the TUC and affiliated unions, but its specialisation has led to its parallel development as a major research library in the social sciences. In September 1996, the Collections moved to their new home in the London Metropolitan University Holloway Road library. The Library includes several archives. The majority of these were held in the TUC Museum Collection and transferred to the University in 1998.

Access Information

Open to bona fide researchers by appointment, at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the TUC at an unknown date.

Other Finding Aids

A card index is available in the library, some material is catalogued in the online catalogue http://emu.londonmet.ac.uk:2082/search~S7

Archivist's Note

Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 2002. Submitted to the Archives Hub in 2008 as part of the Genesis 2008 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying is permitted within the terms of copyright legislation, although copying of some items including fragile material is at the discretion of the librarian.