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)
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 file (110pp)
Name of creator(s): Elliott | Dorothy | b 1895 | trade unionist
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Typescript of unpublished autobiography of Dorothy Elliott, Women in Search of Justice, written c1969; concerning her career in the trade union movement, 1916-1959; including account of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.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
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
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