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SHAH, Mahduri R (1919-1985)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7MRS
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: SHAH, Mahduri R (1919-1985)
Date(s): 1960-1990
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 A box
Name of creator(s): Shah | Madhuri R | 1919-1985 | nee Kothari | educationalist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Mahduri R Kothari (1919-1985) was born in 1919 in Ranpur in Gujarat, India. She married Ratilal D Shah in 1936 and had two sons, Rajat and Gautam, who she brought up while continuing her studies and beginning her academic career. She was active in the field of education and research for over 40 years and published widely in the fields of educational administration and finance as well as psychology, testing and testing evaluation. She was also involved in work on mathematics, language learning, as well as continuing and special education. Towards the end of her life she became involved with the World Education Fellowship and was its president at the time of her death in 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of biographical details and list of publications (1985-1990); research papers and articles (1960-1985); addresses at convocations (1980-1984); memorial lectures (1983-1986); conference addresses (1981-1982); speeches (1981-1987).

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

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:

The collection was passed to the Library by Rosemary Crommelin, the General Secretary of the World Education Fellowship in 1990, to complement The Sadd Brown Library (held in The Women's Library Printed Collections).

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library also holds the Sadd Brown Library amongst its Printed Collections (this holds extensive material on women in Commonwealth countries). The Women's Library archives also contain correspondence with prominent Indian women activists, such as within the Papers of Eleanor Rathbone (7ELR) correspondence with Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur (1889-1964); Indian Cabinet Minister and Begum Jehan Ara Shah Nawaz (1896-1976); first woman member of the All-India Muslim League Council.

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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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