The archive consists of papers relating to Richard Russell's and his wife's work for the organisation 'Aid to Displaced Persons: Great Britain', later the 'Aid to European Refugees'. Containing correspondence with the Garbagnate Committee (1957); correspondence, financial details, reports and publicity material on aims and patrons of Aid to Displaced Persons (1957); accounts of various funds administers by Aid to Displaced Persons (1956-1957).
Papers of Richard F Russell
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Richard F Russell (fl 1951-1972) was General Secretary of the British Vigilance Association and the International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons from 1957 to 1971, when he retired from ill-health. He was also active in other humanitarian organisations, including the charity Aid to Displaced Persons: Great Britain, which later became Aid to European Refugees.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.
All the archives in Strand 4 came to The Fawcett Library from the offices of the British Vigilance Association and International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons, some directly in 1972 and the remainder in 1973 via the Anti-Slavery Society, who had been given the more recent records to use in their own work.
Other Finding Aids
Fawcett Library Catalogue
The papers in this collection were found within the records of the International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons when they were being catalogued in 1996.