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Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University

ELLIOTT, Dorothy (1895-1980)


Reference code(s): GB 1924 Elliott

Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections and University Archives at London Metropolitan University

Title: ELLIOTT, Dorothy (1895-1980)

Date(s): 1969

Level of description: Collection (Fonds)

Extent: 1 file (110pp)

Name of creator(s): Elliott | Dorothy | b 1895 | trade unionist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dorothy Elliott: born 1895; educated at Reading University College (BA Modern Languages); munitions work at Kynoch's Aston, Birmingham, 1916-1917; Organiser, National Federation of Women Workers, Woolwich Arsenal, 1918-1921; Organiser, General and Municipal Workers Union, Lancashire, 1921-1924; London, 1924-1938; Chief Women's Officer, GMWU, 1938-1945; Chairman, National Institute of Home Workers, 1945-1959.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript of unpublished autobiography of Dorothy Elliott, Women in Search of Justice, written c1969; concerning her career in the trade union movement, 1916-1959; including account of munitions work during World War One and her work as organiser for the National Federation of Women Workers at Woolwich Arsenal, 1916-1918; her work for the General and Municipal Workers Union, 1921-1945, particularly as Chief Women's Officer and her work as Chairman of the National Institute of Home Workers, 1946-1959.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Open to bona fide researchers at the discretion of the TUC Librarian.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the TUC Librarian and subject to copyright conditions.

Physical characteristics:

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to TUC Library by Dorothy Elliott, 1980.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

A further copy of the autobiography has been deposited in The Women's Library

Related material:

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2002

Biographies | Prose | Literary forms and genres | Literature
Gender division of labour | Division of labour | Labour market
Trade unions | Labour relations
Women workers | Workers | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Womens employment | Employment
Womens rights | Rights of special groups

Personal names
Elliott | Dorothy Mary | 1897-1980 | feminist and trade unionist

Corporate names
General and Municipal Workers Union
National Federation of Working Women
National Institute of Home Workers

Lancashire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Woolwich | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe