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Queen Mary, University of London



Reference code(s): GB 0370 WFD/WCA

Held at: Queen Mary, University of London


Date(s): 1900-1991

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 4 boxes

Name of creator(s): Westfield College Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Westfield College Association was founded in 1900 to provide a means for Westfield College alumni to maintain contact with the College and each other as well as to raise the profile of and assist the College. The Association held regular meetings and also maintained a Benevolent Fund for its members. In 1952 the Association agreed to take the major part of the responsibility for the publication of Hermes, the College Newsletter for current and former students of Westfield College. The final meeting of the Association took place on 14 Sep 1991, after which the Association merged with Queen Mary College to form the Queen Mary and Westfield College Association.

Presidents of the Westfield College Association: 1900-1920 Lady Chapman 1921-1927 Anne Richardson 1928-1931 Frances Gray 1931-1933 Lady Chapman 1934-1936 Eleanor Lodge 1937-1941 Constance Parker 1942-1945 Dorothy Chapman 1946-1949 Lilian James (also Hon. Secretary 1900-1939) 1950-1955 Ellen Delf-Smith 1956-1958 Helen Ralph 1959-1964 Gertrude Stanley 1964-1970 Kathleen Walpole 1971-1974 Kathleen Chesney 1974-1977 Eleanor Carus Wilson 1977-1991 Rosalind Hill


Scope and content/abstract:

This sub-fonds contains records of the Westfield College Association, 1900-1991.

It comprises minutes of meetings, 1900-1991; annual reports, 1901-1911; circulars and correspondence, 1901-1991; and minutes of the Westfield College Association Benevolent Fund, 1956-1991.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

This sub-fonds has been arranged by function and chronologically. It contains one series: minutes. The remaining files have been arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access:

The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist. Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email:

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

A detailed catalogue is available in the Archives Reading Room, or downloadable from the Archives website,

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to Queen Mary College with the Westfield College archives in 1989.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Westfield College Archives, early 16th century - 2010.

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Catalogued by Toni Hardy, July 2010.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2010.

Associations | Organizations
Graduates | Students
Newsletters | Periodicals | Publications | Communications media | Information sciences

Personal names

Corporate names
Westfield College Association
Westfield College x University of London | Westfield College