Records of Action Opportunities

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of: minutes, accounts and other financial papers of Action Opportunities; papers relating to the history of the group; papers relating to its publications.

Administrative / Biographical History

Action Opportunities (1976-1985) was established by the Inter-Organisational Committee on Sex Discrimination in 1976 to promote the use and understanding of the Equal Opportunities Act, Equal Pay Act and the Sex Discrimination Act. It was given a grant towards its work by both the European Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission. It published four pamphlets: 'A Guide to the Industrial Tribunal Procedure', 'If I Can Manage So Can You', 'Simple Steps to Public Life' and 'Simple Steps for Returners'. Its steering committee was: Baroness Seear (Chair), Mrs SJ Shuttleworth (Vice Chair), Gillian Mackay (Treasurer) and Mrs Gimpel (Secretary). Mary Stott and Pamela Anderson were also members. It was always intended that Action Opportunities would have a limited life and the group was wound up in May 1985.

Arrangement

Original order has been maintained.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Library by Mary Stott, who was a member of the steering committee on behalf of Action Opportunities in 1985. Material concerning Action Opportunities was transferred from Papers of Pamela Anderson (7PMA) in Oct 2009.

Other Finding Aids

The Women's Library catalogue

Accruals

Related Material

The Women's Library holds the Papers of Mary Stott (7CMS), Papers of Baroness Seear (7BNS), Papers of Pamela Anderson (7PMA) who were members of Action Opportunities Group. The Women's Library Printed Collections holds the four publications by Action Opportunities.

Geographical Names