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Societies for Equal Citizenship

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 2SEC
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: Societies for Equal Citizenship
Date(s): 1911-1933
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 0.5 A box (2 folders)
Name of creator(s): Petersfield Society for Equal Citizenship
St Pancras Society for Equal Citizenship
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Petersfield Women's Suffrage Society (c 1911-1933) was established sometime prior to Jun 1911 with the Countess of Shelborne as its patron. That same year, it was able to distribute 3000 copies of a free suffrage newspaper in the area. The following year it was affiliated to the Federated Council of Suffrage Societies. It later changed its name to the Petersfield Society for Equal Citizenship and continued its activities until 1933. The St Pancras Society came into being some time before 1927 and continued its work after 1930.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of an agenda, accounts and duplicated manuscript annual report for the annual general meeting of the Petersfield Society in 1912 and annual reports 1921-1933. Annual reports of the St Pancras Society 1927-1930.

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.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

Fawcett Library Catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were located on Fawcett Library shelves (some with the printed UDC Collection). As they are predominantly manuscript material they were transferred to the archive collections c 1989.

Allied Materials

Related material:

2LSW holds a significant amount of information on the St Pancras North and East elections and suffrage campaigns. The Autograph Lettter Collection also contains some letters referring to suffrage activities in Petersfield and St Pancras areas.

Publication note:

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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