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COOTE, Anna (fl 1998-2012)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0372 COOTE
Held at: Bishopsgate Institute
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Full title: COOTE, Anna (fl 1998-2012)
Date(s): 1954-1983
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 5 boxes
Name of creator(s): Coote | Anna | fl 1998-2012 | writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Anna Coote is a leading analyst, writer and advocate in the field of social policy. She was Deputy Editor of the New Statesman from 1978-1982, Editor and Producer of current affairs television for Diverse Productions from 1982-1986 and Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of ippr (Institute for Public Policy Research) from 1989-1998. From 1998-2004 she was Director of Health Policy at the King's Fund and led the Healthcare Commission's work on engaging patients and the public in 2005-2008. Most recently she has carried out work on health and sustainable development as Commissioner for Health with the UK Sustainable Development Commission from 2000-2009. Anna has written widely on social policy, sustainable development, public health policy, public involvement and democratic dialogue, gender and equality.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers concerning the personal archive of Anna Coote (1954-1983), including: notes about a reappraisal of a case of a woman's dismissal from work and the industrial tribunal hearing; the labour situation; papers concerning various cases of dismissial of female employees from various employers, including testimonials; articles on a range of topics, including industry and the law, women at work, outside work schemes, the duties of a Personnel Officer; transcripts of interviews with various secretaries and employers, as well as letters describing personal experience of being a secretary; and typescripts of chapters from a proposed book on secretaries (1954-975). Also included are government publications and documents that relate to the personal archives (1971-1983), including: material relating to a decision of industrial tribunals and court cases; documents relating to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; copies of parliamentary debates on the Sex Equality Bill, 1983; Social Security Pensions Act 1975; second review of the Race Relations Act 1976; documents relating to the Abortion Act 1967, and the Abortion (Amendment) Bill 1975; "How M.P.s vote on abortion"; Abortion, 1976; Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Bill; Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; Equal Pay Act 1970; Anti-Discrimination Bill 1971; Employment Protection Bill 1975; Children Bill 1975; report on the circumstances of families 1967; survey of women's employment 1968; proposals for a tax-credit system, 1972; proposals for a new pensions scheme 1974; government proposals on employment and training, 1973; equality for women, 1974; the select committee on violence in marriage, 1975; select committee on the Anti-Discrimination (No 2) Bill, 1972-1973; sixth report from the expenditure committee on the employment of women, 1972-1973; and the report of the committee on one-parent families, 1974.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

no further arrangement required

Conditions governing access:

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying and digital photography (without flash) is permitted for research purposes on completion of the Library's Copyright Declaration form and with respect to current UK copyright law.

Finding aids:

Copy of handlist available in Library Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the Bishopsgate Library by the Feminist Library in January 2012

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
May-December 2012

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