Records created or inherited by the Women's National Commission.

Women's National Commission (Great Britain) [Browse]
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1962-1987.
1 online resource (38 manuscripts) : illustrations.


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Following the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations recommending that member states establish national commissions on the status of women, the Women's National Commission was set up in 1916 as an advisory, non-departmental public body that ensured that female opinions were given due weight in the deliberation of the government and in matters of public interest and to act as an umbrella body for UK women's groups in their interactions with the government. The Commission was wound up on 31 December 2010, and continuing functions were transferred to the Government Equalities Office. The Records of the Women's National Commission collection consists of internal organisational and administrative files of the Women's National Commission, including constitutional papers, arrangements for elections, meeting agendas and minutes, and general papers of the organisation, including some photographs.
  • Date range: 1962-1987.
  • Includes the following subcollections: LH 1: Secretariat records: WNC File; Series LH 2: Committee records: Bound volumes (W Series).
  • Reproduction of the originals from the National Archives, Kew, United Kingdom.
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