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Women - Public Health

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1924 HD 6661 Z12
Held at: Trades Union Congress (TUC) Library Collections at London Metropolitan University
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Full title: Women - Public Health
Date(s): 1922-1957
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 15 boxes
Name of creator(s): Various: collected by TUC Library


Administrative/Biographical history:

The TUC Library was established in 1922 and was based on the integrated collections of the TUC Parliamentary Committee, the Labour Party Information Bureau, and the Womens Trade Union League. It was run as a joint library with the Labour Party until the TUC moved to Congress House in 1956. The collection was developed for the use of the TUC and affiliated unions, but its specialisation has led to its parallel development as a major research library in the social sciences. In September 1996, the Collections moved to their new home in the London Metropolitan University. The Library includes several archives. The majority of these were held in the TUC Museum Collection and transferred to the University in 1998.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection includes: Periodicals 1925- , annual reports 1923-1957, rules, pamphlets etc of the Women Sanitary Inspector's and Health Visitors Association (founded 1896) renamed Women Public Health Officers' Association and later renamed again Health Visitors' Association. News sheet, 1925-1946, (incomplete) Women Public Health Officers' Association journal 'The Woman Health Officer' 1928, 1936-1937; Health Visitors' Association rules; Woman Health Officer: official organ of the Health Visitors' Association; pamphlets and annual report; A History in Health 1896-1996 by Jennifer Smith, 1996. Association for Moral and Social Hygiene founded by Josephine Butler in 1870, annual reports 1922-1934 (incomplete).

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying is permitted within the terms of copyright legislation, although copying of some items including fragile material is at the discretion of the librarian.

Finding aids:

A card index is available in the library, some material is catalogued in the online Library catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited with the TUC at an unknown date.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
Live Jan 2010

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