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Oldham Women's Suffrage Society

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 2OWS
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: Oldham Women's Suffrage Society
Date(s): 1910-1918
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 A box
Name of creator(s): Oldham Women's Suffrage Society
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Oldham Women's Suffrage Society (1901-1921) was established in 1910 with Margery Lees as president and quickly joined the Manchester and District Federation of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. By 1911, in addition to a suffrage shop, the branch comprised of 120 members, a figure that rose to 857 in 1913. That year, a number of members, including Lees joined the Manchester contingent of the Pilgrimage to London. In 1919 the body was transformed into the Women Citizens' Association and amalgamated with the National Council of Women in 1921.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of diaries of the activities of the Oldham Women's Suffrage Society with notes of speeches and diary of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) Pilgrimage to London of 1913, with press cuttings and letter.

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This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

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Finding aids:

Fawcett Library Catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1966/1967 by Miss Marjory Lees. [Fawcett Library Annual Report]

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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