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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARCHIVE

Hannah Westall
Archivist and Curator

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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Jenny Blackhurst
Librarian

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A subject guide to the Archive

Girton College Crest, 1927. Reference: College Picture Collection ID 93Our archival collections offer a rich resource for research in many areas and in several disciplines. This subject guide is a starting point for researchers; it is not a comprehensive list.

For more information about our collections please see our A guide to the Archive webpage.

 

 

 

Subject

Collection (with links to the catalogues on the Janus website, where available)

Admission of women to the University of Cambridge

College records; Papers of Emily Davies

Employment of women 

Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes; Papers of the Society for Promoting the Training of Women

Education of girls (including schools and schooling)

Papers of Roma Brookes; College records; Papers of Emily Davies; Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes

Education of women (particularly higher education)

Papers of Emily Davies; College records; Papers of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon; Papers of Dorothy Needham [includes papers relating to the foundation of New Hall and Lucy Cavendish College]

Gardening and horticulture College records, gardens and grounds [GCAR 10]; College records, Elizabeth Welsh’s letters to Miss Kensington [GCAR 1/6/4]; Papers of Chrystabel Procter
Librarianship

College records; Papers of Ethel Fegan; Papers of Betty Jones; Papers of Helen McMorran; Papers of Eugenie Strong

Student experience at Girton The ‘Girton experience’ lists papers of Girtonians arranged by decade
Travel

Papers of Margaret Anderson; Papers of Rosemary Bishop; Papers of Ena Burton; Papers of Roma Brookes; Papers of Jane Catherine Gamble; Papers of Helen Grant; Papers of Bertha Jeffreys; Papers of Beryl Power; Papers of Eileen Power; Papers of Rhoda Power; Papers of Dorothy Needham; Papers of Anne Wilson

Women artists and illustrators Papers of Margaret Anderson; Papers of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon; Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes; Papers of Eileen Power; Papers of Ethel Sargant [includes botanical drawings]; Papers of Marion Wallace-Dunlop; Papers of Margaret Welsby
Women classicists

Papers of Alison Duke; Papers of Norah Jolliffe; Papers of Eugenie Strong; Papers of Alice Zimmern

Women economists

Papers of Marjorie Tappan Hollond

Women in medicine

Papers of Emily Davies; Papers of Bessie Parkes [includes correspondence with Mary Merryweather, Nightingale nurse]
Women historians Papers of Helen Cam; Papers of Jean Lindsay; Papers of Dorothy Marshall; Papers of Eileen Power; Papers of Diane Worzala

Women mathematicians

Papers of Mary Cartwright; Papers of France Cave-Brown-Cave; Papers of Bertha Jeffreys; Papers of Lucy Joan Slater

Women literary and linguistic scholars

Papers of Cynthia Crews (Judaeo-Spanish scholar); Papers of Odette de Mourgues; Papers of Helen Grant (Spanish scholar); Papers of Queenie Leavis (literary scholar); Papers of Bertha Phillpotts (Scandinavian scholar); Papers of Margaret Smith (orientalist); Papers of Jean Young (Scandinavian scholar)

Women musicians Papers of Sophia Turle
Women philosophers

Papers of Kathleen Mary Peace; Papers of Helen Marion Wodehouse

Women in politics and government, including the Civil Service

Papers of Helen Grant [includes correspondence with politicians; member of the Newnham Ward Labour Party; notes on political situation in Spain in 1975]; Papers of P D James; Papers of Shirley Littler; Papers of Beryl Platt; Papers of Beryl Power (civil servant); Papers of Barbara Wootton

Women and religion

Papers of Agatha Graham; Papers of Alethea Graham; Papers of P D James; Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes; Papers of Aelfrida Tillyard

Women in science

Papers of Marion Greenwood Bidder; Papers of Christine McKie; Papers of Helen Megaw; Papers of Dorothy Needham; Papers of Chrystabel Procter [include some papers relating to Joan Procter]; Papers of Ethel Sargant; Papers of Barbara Weir

Women's suffrage

Papers of Nellie Crocker; Papers of Emily Davies; Papers of Agnes Lake; Papers of Beatrice and Edith Clayton Pepper; Papers of Marion Wallace-Dunlop; Papers of Alice Zimmern

Women’s war experience

Papers of Ena Burton [WWII]; Papers of Lilian Furst [WWII]; Papers of Jane Catherine Gamble [visited the site of the Battle of Waterloo]; Papers of Winifred Gaukroger [WWI]; Papers of Beryl Lewis [WWII]; Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes [includes correspondence relating to the 1870-1871 Franco Prussian War]; Papers of Hilda Sebastian [WWI]; Papers of Lucy Joan Slater [WWII]; Papers of Barbara Wallis [WWII]

Women writers
(includes authors, journalists, poets, playwrights, etc.)

Papers of Kay Clay; Papers of Emily Davies; Papers of Veronica Forrest-Thomson; Papers of Gwendolen Freeman; Papers of Lilian Furst; Papers of Jane Catherine Gamble; Papers of Agatha Graham; Papers of P D James; Papers of Elsa Malik; Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes; Papers of Joyce Penny; Papers of Michelle Proud; Papers of Kathleen Raine; Papers of Aelfrida Tillyard; Papers of Gladys Williams; Papers of Florence Roma Wilson; Papers of Charlotte Yonge