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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleScrapbooks of press cuttings relating to Women's work in the First World War
Ref No10/51
Box Fetch No10/51 (Albums 1-4 )
LevelCollection
Date1913-c.1919
Extent4 Albums
Admin Biographical HistoryUnknown.
DescriptionThis collection consists of press cuttings from national and regional newspapers documenting the work of women during the First World War. The cuttings are arranged in albums under the following headings:
Album 1:
* Medical - Ambulance service, Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals
* Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) - Catering, Clerical, Driving, Horticulture, Leisure, Recruitment, Stable work
* Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) - Drivers, Mechanics, Personal Life
Album 1 also contains one page illustrating Mrs St Clair Stobart's Women's Convoy Corps, on service in the Balkans in 1913 during the Second Balkan War.
Album 2:
* Home Front - Munitions Industry, Land Girls
Album 3:
* Home Front - Public Services [alphabetically, from Baker - Window Cleaner], General
Album 4:
* General - Military Forces and Home Front
Related MaterialThe Women's Library also holds other scrapbooks relating to women's war work:

10/06 Women's work during the First World War]
10/13 Scrapbook pages [of Edith How Martyn]: 'Women's war work'
10/15 Scrapbook [of Lucy Adela Jenner]
10/16 Scrapbook [Women during the First World War]
10/17 Scrapbook: [Suffrage and Women's War Work]
10/22 Scrapbook [relating to the Scottish Women's Hospital]
10/23 Scrapbooks of Dame Adelaide Anderson 'Â…collected during the early years of the Great War, 1914-1918.'
10/26 Scrapbook relating to women's work in the First World War
10/49 Scrapbooks of press cuttings relating to the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

There is further material held in The Women's Library Archives illustrating women's contribution to the war effort during the 1914-1918 war. See, for example, files within the London Society for Women's Service archive (Ref: 2LSW) or the personal papers of women involved in medical services to the troops such as the papers of Vera Holme (7VJH), Elsie Bowerman (7ELB) and Louisa Garrett Anderson (7LGA).
Related Record10/16
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThis collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library @ LSE in advance of their first visit.
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