Research papers of Colleen Chesterman on Coventry women's employment

Scope and Content

These research papers include interview notes, statistics and printed reports on women's work in Coventry. They include items on female employment at the electrical firm, GEC, and papers on levels of female unemployment in the Coventry area.

Administrative / Biographical History

Colleen Chesterman studied at the University of Sydney before gaining a Diploma in Sociology from the University of Warwick. In 1978 she submitted an MA thesis (Department of Sociology, University of Warwick), 'Women in part-time employment: an investigation of the growth of part-time employment in Britain since World War II, with particular reference to patterns of employment in Coventry'.

Reference: Modern Records Centre Sources Booklet No 1, 'Women at work and in society', (University of Warwick, 1991).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Other Finding Aids

Custodial History

The papers were deposited at the Modern Records Centre in December 1978 by Colleen Chesterman, c/o the Department of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Related Material

The Centre also holds records of Josie Castle, sociologist, on Coventry women's employment