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Hannah Westall
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A guide to the Archive

Margaret Welsby's ABC of Girton, 1915. Reference: GCAC 7/1/21/1Overview of our archival collections
Catalogues
Historical reference
Personal Papers
Institutional Papers

See also:
A subject guide to the Archive

 

Overview of our archival collections

The Archive's main aim is to build a record of the institutional history of the College reflecting its unique history. Records of the executive, administrative and academic College bodies, College offices, College Officers and individuals employed by the College are all held in the Archive. The Archive also aims to build a record of the lives and careers of individuals and groups associated with Girton College from its foundation to the present day. As a result the Archive includes rich and varied collections of personal papers. In addition the Archive also collects records associated with the history of women's higher education and women's history generally.

Overview of our archival collections

GCGB Governing Records

This section includes the College's charter and statutes, ordinances and regulations, grant of arms, deeds, trusts etc., the papers of College Council (previously Executive Committee), the Governing Body, and standing committees of Council.

GCAR Administrative Records

This section includes the papers of the offices of the Mistress, the Bursar, and the Steward/Domestic Bursar. It includes papers relating to the College's finances, appeals and fundraising (latterly Development Office), the Chapel, Wolfson Court, and 'named rooms' within the College.

GCAC Academic and Library

This section includes the papers of the Admissions and Tutorial Office, the Praelector and the Library.

GCAS Clubs, Societies and Associations

This section includes the papers of the Roll (previously Association of Certificated Students), the JCR, the MCR, and the papers of the various sports, dramatic and musical societies.

GCCP College Publications

This section includes complete runs of the Annual Report (to 1969), the Girton Review (1882-1993), the Newsletter (1993-99), Annual Review (from 2000), as well as various information guides, College songs, and occasional publications.

GCRF Historical Reference

This is a subject-oriented section including special events/celebrations, press cuttings and journal articles, memoirs and reminiscences, drawings and artefacts, and miscellaneous correspondence collections. It also includes records relating to women's history generally and the suffrage movement in particular.

GCPH Photographs

This is a large collection of photographs dating from the College's foundation to present day showing the College buildings (exterior and interior), individual students and student groups, Fellows, Mistresses and staff, and special events.

GCOH Oral History

This section consists of interviews with those who had a lifelong connection with Girton, or who had come up to College in the 1920s or earlier.

GCPP Personal Papers

Some of the major collections in this section are the papers of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827-1891), Helen Cam (1885-1968), Emily Davies (1830-1921), Jane Catherine Gamble (1810-1885), Dorothy Needham (1896-1988), Bessie Rayner Parkes (1829-1925), Bertha Phillpotts (1877-1932), Chrystabel Procter (1894-1982), Eugénie Sellers Strong (1860-1943), and Barbara Wootton (1897-1988).

GCIP Institutional Papers

This section includes the papers The Society for Promoting the Training [formerly Employment] of Women (SPTW), the Girton College Working Women's Summer School and the Cambridge Women's Liberation Archive.

Catalogues

A large proportion of the catalogues for GCRF Historical Reference, GCPP Personal Papers and GCIP Institutional papers are available to search on the Janus website. For the direct links to the catalogues please see below.

The catalogue for the remaining sections of the archive is currently not available to researchers. There is an ongoing project to upload the rest of the catalogue onto the Janus website. In the meantime the Archivist can undertake searches on your behalf - please see our Staff and contact details webpage.

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Historical reference

Links to the catalogues on the Janus website

Title

Covering dates

GCRF 4

Memoirs and reminiscences

1883-2012

GCRF 5

Drawings and sketches

1860–2012

GCRF 6

Artefacts

circa 1850–2007

GCRF 7

Memorabilia

1872–2008

GCRF 8

Women's history

1859–2009

GCRF 9

Miscellaneous correspondence collections

1799–2009

GCRF 10

Deposited collections with no direct connection with Girton College

1799-2008

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Photographs

Links to the catalogues on the Janus website

Title

Covering dates

GCPH 1 Photographs of College's Gardens and Grounds circa 1890-circa 1990
GCPH 2 Photographs of the interiors of College Buildings 1873-2010
GCPH 3 Photographs of the exteriors of College Buildings 1883-2006

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Personal Papers

Links to the catalogues on the Janus website

Title and extent

Covering dates

GCPP Abram

Personal Papers of Annie Abram, 1869-1930, medieval historian. 1 volume and 1 bundle.

1912-1913

GCPP Anderson Personal Papers of Margaret Anderson, Minnie Baldwin, Margaret C (Nan) Anderson and Frank Anderson. 4 boxes. circa 1880-circa 2001

GCPP Ball

Personal Papers of Nanda Ball, 1929-, née Hulton. 1 file.

1947-2000

GCPP Banks

Personal Papers of Dorothy Banks, 1865-1937 née Alford and Margaret Alford, 1868-1951. 2 files

1886-1998

GCPP Bennett

Personal Papers of Joan Bennett, 1896-1986, née Frankau, scholar and lecturer in English literature. 1 item.

1 February 1924

GCPP Bickley

Personal Papers of Daisy Bickley, b 1942, née Hurn. 1 file.

October 1962-May 2008

GCPP Bidder

Personal Papers of Marion Greenwood Bidder, 1862-1932, née Greenwood, physiologist. 8 files.

1880-1999

GCPP Binnington Personal Papers of Madeleine Binnington, 1909-1986, née Pottenger, journalist.
1 file.
1965

GCPP Bishop

Personal Papers of Rosemary Bishop, 1936-2003, civil servant. 5 boxes.

1944-2004

GCPP Bodichon

Personal Papers of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, 1830-1891, née Smith, artist and women's activist. 10 boxes.

1801-2000

GCPP Bradshaw

Personal Papers of Doris Bradshaw, 1902-1994, lecturer. 1 file.

1929-1994
GCPP Brookes 

Personal Papers of Roma Brookes, 1916-1990, teacher. 4 boxes.

1900-1985

GCPP Brown

Personal Papers of Judith Margaret Brown, 1944-, historian. 4 boxes.

1962-1965

GCPP Bryant

Personal Papers of Viviane Bryant, 1921-1983, née Hindmarsh. 1 file.

1943-1972

GCPP Bryers

Personal Papers of Winifred Bryers, 1880-1910, lecturer in modern languages. 1 box.

1909-1911

GCPP Buckler

Personal Papers of Georgina Grenfell Buckler, 1863-1953, née Walrond, classicist. 4 files.

1889-1891, 1928, 1993

GCPP Burton

Personal Papers of Ena Mary Burton, 1918-2013, teacher. 2 boxes.

1907-2013

GCPP Cam

Personal Papers of Helen Maud Cam, 1885-1968, Medieval Historian. 54 boxes.

circa 1895-1995

GCPP Cave

Letters to Frances Cave-Brown-Cave, 1876-1965, mathematician. 1 file.

1940-1960

GCPP Chapman

Personal Papers of Maud Chapman, 1880-?, née Reep. 1 file.

1898-1905

GCPP Church

Personal Papers of Margaret Church, 1924-2014, teacher. 1 file.

1940-1950

GCPP Clark

Personal Papers of Dorothy Clark, 1911-1999, teacher. 1 file.

1931-1933

GCPP Clay

Personal Papers of Kay Clay, 1913-2007, née Cambell, lecturer. 1 file.

1946-2007

GCPP Crews

Personal Papers of Cynthia Mary Crews, 1906-1969, née Jopson, linguist. 21 boxes.

1901-1979

GCPP Davies

Personal Papers of Sarah Emily Davies, 1830-1921, pioneer for women's education. 25 boxes.

1856-1978

GCPP Dawson

Personal Papers of Stella Courtenay Dawson, 1885-1970, née Dawson. 2 files and 1 album.

1905-1998

GCPP de Mourgues

Personal Papers of Odette de Mourgues, 1914-1988, literary scholar. 3 boxes.

1928-1991

GCPP Diggle

Personal Papers of Margaret Diggle, b 1905, lecturer in education. 1 file.

1923-1999

GCPP Docking Personal Papers of Marjorie Daphne Docking, 1926-2013, college administrator. 1 file. 2011–2013

GCPP Duff

Personal Papers of James Duff, 1860-1940, classicist and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. 1 file.

1934

GCPP Dufton

Personal Papers of Dorothy Dufton, 1894-1983, née Dufton, wife of Lord Moran of Manton. 3 items.

1916-1950

GCPP Duke

Personal Papers of Alison Duke, 1915-2005, classicist. 19 boxes.

1875-2005

GCPP Evans

Personal Papers of Margaret Evans, 1924-2014, teacher. 1 box.

1938-2014

GCPP Fegan

Personal Papers of Ethel Fegan, 1877-1975, librarian. 7 boxes.

1908-1961

GCPP Fenton

Personal Papers of Pamela Fenton, 1926-1983, later Marshall, secretary and teacher. 1 volume.

1939-1945

GCPP Fletcher-Moulton

Personal Papers of Sylvia Fletcher-Moulton, 1902-1989, magistrate. 3 boxes.

1878-1989

GCPP Ford

Personal Papers of Cicely Ford, Honoria Ford and Evelyn Macdonald. 3 files.

1948-2014
GCPP Forrest-Thomson

Personal Papers of Veronica Elizabeth Marian Forrest-Thomson, 1947-1975, poet. 3.5 boxes.

1960–2011

GCPP Franklin

Personal Papers of Ann Franklin, 1936- , née Glossop. 1 file.

1954-1957

GCPP Freeman

Personal Papers of Gwendolen Freeman, b 1908, author and journalist. 5 files.

1925-2001

GCPP Furst

Personal Papers of Lilian Renee Furst, 1931-2009, literary scholar. 2 boxes.

circa 1925–2012

GCPP Gamble

Personal Papers of Jane Catherine Gamble, 1810-1885, writer. 6 boxes, I volume and 1 wooden box.

1783-1884

GCPP Garrod

Personal Papers of Joan Schneider, b. 1930, née Garrod, teacher and writer. 7 files.

1947-2003

GCPP Gaukroger

Personal Papers of Winifred Gaukroger, 1900-2003, née Trenholme. 1 file.

1918-1919

GCPP Graham, A1

Personal Papers of Alethea Graham, 1908-1980, missionary worker. 4 boxes.

circa 1913-1980

GCPP Graham, A2

Personal Papers of Agatha Graham, 1910-1935. 2 boxes.

1923-circa 1930

GCPP Grant

Personal papers of Helen Frances Grant, 1903-1992, née Newsome, Spanish lecturer. 5 boxes.

1926–1993

GCPP Hollond

Personal Papers of Marjorie Hollond, 1895-1977, née Tappan, economist and academic administrator. 6 boxes.

1851-1986

GCPP Howard

Personal Papers of Dorothy Howard, 1881-1968, née Howard, wife of 6th Baron Henley. 1 box.

1901-1955

GCPP James

Personal Papers of P D James, 1920-2014, Baroness James of Holland Park, author. 19 boxes.

1967-2014

GCPP Jeffreys

Personal papers of Bertha Jeffreys, 1903-1999, née Swirles, mathematician, wife of Sir Harold Jeffreys. 4 boxes.

1893–2007

GCPP Johnston

Personal Papers of Edith Johnston, 1886-1925, missionary. 1 file.

1917-1925

GCPP Jolliffe Personal Papers of Norah Christina Jolliffe, 1900-1951, classicist. 7 boxes. 1900–1955

GCPP Jones

Personal papers of Betty Jones, 1912-1971, librarian. 2 files.

1904–1963

GCPP Leavis

Personal papers of Queenie Dorothy Leavis, 1906-1981, née Roth, literary scholar. 5 boxes.

1895–2009

GCPP Lewis

Personal Papers of Beryl Lewis, 1896-1992. 1 box.

1916-1995

GCPP Lewis, I

Personal Papers of Isabella May Lewis, 1870-1967, schoolmistress. 1 roll.

21 June 1892-5 May 2006

GCPP Lindsay

Personal Papers of Jean Lindsay, 1910-1996, née McLachlan, historian and educationalist. 3 volumes.

1927-1938

GCPP Littler

Personal Papers of Shirley Littler, b 1932, née Marsh, civil servant. 25 boxes.

1953-2006

GCPP LLD

Personal Papers of Margaret Llewelyn Davies, 1861-1944, social reformer. 6 boxes.

circa 1864-1995

GCPP Lloyd Thomas

Personal Papers of Mary Gwyneth Lloyd Thomas, 1899-1978, literary scholar. 1 box.

1936–1948

GCPP Malik

Personal Papers of Elsa Care Malik, 1905-2005, née Barker, playwright. 2 boxes.

circa 1935–2005

GCPP Marshall

Personal Papers of Dorothy Marshall, 1900-1994, historian. 11 boxes.

1910-1991

GCPP Mather

Personal Papers of Mary Mather, 1926- . 1 file.

1947

GCPP Mathews

Personal Papers of Joyce Mathews, later Cadbury, 1906-1988, school governor. 1 file.

1924-1925

GCPP Maynard

Personal Papers of Constance Louisa Maynard, 1849-1935, Principal of Westfield College. 2 files.

1867–1875

GCPP McKie

Personal Papers of Christine McKie, 1931-, née Kelsey, crystallographer. 6 files.

1963-1969

GCPP McMorran

Personal Papers of Helen McMorran, 1898-1985, librarian. 3 boxes.

1869-1967

GCPP Megaw

Personal Papers of Helen Dick Megaw, 1907-2002, crystallographer. 33 boxes.

1919-2002

GCPP Miller

Personal Papers of E Joan (Wilson) Miller, , b.1923, née Wilson, geographer. 6 files.

1943-2015

GCPP Muir

Personal Papers of Margaret Alice (known as Meta) Muir, 1862-1943. 1 box.

1877-1994

GCPP Needham

Personal Papers of Needham, Dorothy Mary Moyle, 1896-1987, née Moyle, biochemist. 31 boxes.

1907-1988

GCPP Nevell

Personal Papers of Sheila Nevell, b 1916. 1 file.

1936-2003

GCPP Newman

Personal Papers of Lyn Newman, 1901-73, née Irvine, literary journalist. 1 file.

1925-2001

GCPP Parkes

Personal Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes, 1827-1925, writer and journalist. 18 boxes.

1812-1984

GCPP Patten

Personal Papers of Nancy Patten, 1918- . 1 item.

1937

GCPP Peace

Personal Papers of Kathleen Mary Peace, 1904-1974, secretary to Girton College, Cambridge. 4 boxes.

1910-1971

GCPP Penny

Personal Papers of Joyce Penny, 1912-1988, writer and translator. 16 files.

1948-1985

GCPP Phillpotts

Personal Papers of Bertha Phillpotts, 1877-1932, Scandinavian scholar. 8 boxes.

1863-2002

GCPP Platt

Personal Papers of Beryl Platt, 1923-2015, politican. 16 boxes.

1935-2015

GCPP Power, B

Personal Papers of Beryl Power, 1891-1974, civil servant. 5 boxes.

1909-1949

GCPP Power, E

Personal Papers of Eileen Power, 1889-1940, economic historian, wife of M M Postan. 4 boxes.

1835-1994

GCPP Power, R

Personal Papers of Rhoda Power, 1890-1957, broadcaster and children's writer. 1 box.

1917-1947

GCPP Procter

Personal Papers of Chrystabel Procter, 1894-1982, horticulturist. 7 boxes.

1822-1986

GCPP Proud

Personal Papers of Michelle Proud, 1940-2002, journalist and financial analyst. 5 boxes.

1971–2002

GCPP Pym

Personal Papers of Dora Pym, 1890-1980, née Ivens, classicist. 1 box.

1890-1998

GCPP Raine

Personal Papers of Kathleen Raine, 1908-2003, poet. 1 item.

1998-1999

GCPP Ryley

Personal Papers of Constance Ryley, 1898-1976. 1 file.

1916-1921

GCPP Sargant

Personal Papers of Ethel Sargant, 1863-1918, botanist. 4 boxes.

1871-2008

GCPP Sebastian

Personal Papers of Hilda Reynolds Sebastian, 1897-1989, née Gosling, formerly Gardner, bookseller. 3 boxes.

circa 1904-circa 1966
GCPP Seddon

Personal Papers of Laura Seddon, 1910-1995, née Feber, teacher. 3 boxes.

1924-2015
GCPP Slater

Personal Papers of Lucy Joan Slater, 1922-2008, mathematician. 13 items.

1990-1991

GCPP Smith

Personal Papers of Margaret Smith, 1884-1970, orientalist. 2 boxes.

1900-1963

GCPP Stanley

Personal papers of Margaret Shirley Stanley, b 1931, née Wright, teacher. 1 file.

1950-1952

GCPP Stephen

Personal Papers of Barbara Stephen, 1872-1945, née Shoresmith, later Shore Nightingale, wife of Sir Harry Stephen, educationist. 4 files.

1925-1945

GCPP Strong

Personal Papers of Eugenie Strong, 1860-1943, née Sellers, classical archaeologist and art historian. 33 boxes.

1877-1965

GCPP Taylor

Personal Papers of Mary Collins, 1903-1994, née Taylor, lecturer. 1 file.

1876-1919

GCPP Tebbutt

Personal Papers of Sarah Tebbutt, 1860(?)-1928, née Mason. 1 file.

1878-1870

GCPP Thomas

Personal Papers of M B Thomas, 1873-1954,lecturer in chemistry. 1 volume.

1936

GCPP Thompson

Personal Papers of Dorothy Joan Thompson, 1939- , née Walbank, formerly Crawford, classical historian. 2 items.

1958, 2010

GCPP Tillyard

Personal Papers of Aelfrida Tillyard, 1883-1959, writer. 20 boxes.

1868-1959

GCPP Turle

Personal Papers of Sophia Turle, 1841-1923, literary editor and musician. 12 items.

1877-2004

GCPP von Goethe

Personal Papers of Ottilie von Goethe, 1796-1872, née von Pogwisch, writer and daughter-in-law of Goethe. 1 volume.

1859

GCPP Walker Personal Papers of Margaret Walker, b. 1930, later Sudbury, teacher.
1 file.
1949–1956

GCPP Wallace, F

Personal Papers of Flora Wallace, 1931-, née MacLeod. 1 file.

1919-1954

GCPP Wallace, M V

Personal Papers of Margaret Valerie Wallace, 1903-1989. 1 box.

1974-1988

GCPP Wallis Personal Papers of Barbara Wallis, 1922-2009, teacher and lecturer.
1 box.
1931–2007

GCPP Ward, D

Personal Papers of Dorothy Ward, 1888-1972. 2 items.

1930

GCPP Ward, P J

Personal Papers of Phyllis Jeanne Ward, 1909-2000, lecturer in modern languages. 2 files.

1929-1997

GCPP Weir

Personal Papers of Barbara Weir, 1942-1993, zoologist. 1 box.

1964-1989

GCPP Weston

Personal Papers of Sarah Weston, b 1855. 1 file.

1868-1869

GCPP Williams Personal Papers of Gladys Bendit, 1885-1975, née Williams, formerly Skelton, writer. 3 boxes. 1904–2013

GCPP Wilson

Personal Papers of Florence Roma Wilson, 1891-1930, novelist. 1 volume and 1 file.

26 July 1915-October 1920

GCPP Wilson, A

Personal Papers of Anne Wilson, 1927-, food historian. 2 items.

1948-1949

GCPP Wodehouse

Personal Papers of Helen Marion Wodehouse, 1880-1964, philosopher. 4 boxes.

1895-1993

GCPP Wootton

Personal Papers of Barbara Wootton, 1897-1988, née Adam, Baroness Wootton of Abinger. 14 boxes.

1897-1994

GCPP Worzala

Personal Papers of Diane Worzala, 1934-2007, née Chase, historian. 3 boxes.

1972-1994

GCPP Yonge

Personal Papers of Charlotte Yonge, 1823-1901, novelist. 2 boxes.

1857-1997

GCPP Young

Personal Papers of Jean Young, 1903-1990, Scandinavian scholar. 1 box.

1899-1992
GCPP Zimmern

Personal Papers of Alice Zimmern, 1855-1939, educationist and suffragist. 1 box.

1850-1950

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Institutional Papers

Links to the catalogues on the Janus website

Title and extent

Covering dates

GCIP CPF Cambridge Poetry Festival posters. 1 folder. 1975

GCIP CWLA

Cambridge Women's Liberation Group Archive. 27 boxes.

1954-1988

GCIP SPTW

Society for Promoting the Training of Women. 41 boxes.

1859-1991

GCIP WWSS

Working Women's Summer School. 4 boxes.

1944-1956

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