The library has many items relating to women, boxed by subject. Subjects include: poverty, family, marriage, contraception, abortion, child legislation, divorce, illegitimacy, International Women's Year, Equal Opportunities Commission, National Council of Women, Feminist Review, Women of Europe Newsletter.
Women's Collections 2
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- ReferenceGB 1924 HN 384 - HQ 2030
- Dates of Creation1900- 2008
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 shelves of box files
Scope and Content
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Open to bona fide researchers by appointment, at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.
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
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.