Women in The National Archives
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Original documents on the Suffrage Question in Britain, the Empire and Colonial Territories combined with a Finding Aid to Women's Studies Resources in The National Archives, Kew.
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This resource is comprised of two distinct elements:
- Original Documents on the Suffrage Question in Britain, the Empire and Colonial Territories
- A Finding Aid to Women's Studies Resources in The National Archives at Kew
The finding aid is the result of a five year project by staff at Kew in the mid 1990s and enables researchers to quickly locate details of documents relating to women in The National Archives at Kew. It is still far more detailed and extensive than anything available elsewhere on the web and has the benefit of ranging across all of the classes held at The National Archives.
The addition of four significant HO 45 files on the suffrage question, which were discovered in the second half of 2009 by Charles Tattersall (see detailed information), plus an extended chronology further enhance the collection.
The Original Documents will be valuable for those teaching courses on:
- The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Britain, 1903-1928
- The granting of women's suffrage in Colonial territories, 1930-1962
Both areas are explored by our Consultant Editor, Professor Martin Pugh, in his contextual essay, which introduces and provides direct links to many of the documents.
Women in The National Archives is an Archives Direct project. Please see this link for further information on our other Archives Direct collections.