Archive of the Association for the Education of Women in Oxford, 1878-1922

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Minute Books 1878-1920
B   Papers relating to the finances of the Association 1878-1920
    B.1   Cash account books 1878-1920
    B.2   Miscellaneous accounts 1884-1922
    B.3   Pass books of the Association's account at Barclay's Bank, Oxford 1909-1922
C   Papers relating to students 1891-1920
    C.1   'General register' of all students registered with the Association, giving details of terms kept and examinations taken 1891-1920
    C.2   Miscellaneous registers 1894-1920
    C.3   Notebooks of the teaching given to students, arranged by institutions, with occasional reports on students 1883-1901
    C.4   Secretary's notebooks of notices for the faculty lists, notes on fees, prizes and books 1905-20
D   Printed and miscellaneous papers


Archive of the Association for the Education of Women in Oxford, 1878-1922

1877-1922

Abstract:
Papers of the Association for the Education of Women in Oxford, 1878-1922

Extent: 4.7 Linear metres, 47 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 298, c. 806-818, d. 1046-1055, e. 672-693, f. 104

Organisation History

Women were not admitted to membership of the University until 1920, although they had been allowed to sit some University examinations and attend lectures for over forty years by that date. It was the work of the Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women (AEW), founded 1878, that women's colleges came to be established in Oxford

Scope and Content

Papers of the Association for the Education of Women in Oxford, 1878-1922, consisting of minute books, 1878-1920; papers relating to the finances of the Association, 1878-1922; papers relating to students, 1883-1920; and printed and miscellaneous papers, 1877-1920.

Acquisition

Deposited by Susan Reynolds, 1975; given by her, 1986

Related Material

See also Dep. c. 687-712, d. 759-79 for papers relating to the education of women at Oxford University, 1906-1979.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1046, fols. 1-2].

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

Association for the Education of Women in Oxford.

Subject(s)

19th century
20th century
Universities and colleges
University of Oxford
Women -- Education

A   Minute Books 1878-1920

Related Material

For a minute book of meetings of the committee organising 'Lectures for Ladies' (the forerunner of A. E. W.), 1873-1876, see MS. Top. Oxon. e. 537.


Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. oxon. d. 1046-1052, e. 672-3


Minute book of the committee and general meetings
Date: 1878-1882
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1046
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 96 leaves

Minute book of committee meetings (from 1894 called council meetings) and general meetings, with reports of sub-committees
Date: 1882-1897
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1047
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 205 leaves

Scope and Content

(fol. 48) a petition, signed by thirteen women students, for the recognition of a body of non-collegiate students, October 1887.

Minute book of council meetings
Date: Oct 1897-Oct 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1048
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 157 leaves

Scope and Content

(fol. 118) a letter from Lord Curzon to the council, 1909.

Minute book of council meetings
Date: Oct 1910-Nov 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1049
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 191 leaves

Scope and Content

(fol. 85) a letter from Sidney Ball to the council, 1916. (fols. 155-191) are blank.

Regulations of the Association extracted from the minute books
Date: 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 672
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 107 leaves

Scope and Content

(fol. 2) a list of contents. (fols. 23-107) are blank.

Minute book of the finance committee
Date: May 1899-Nov 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1050
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 56-88) are blank.

Minute book of the education committee
Date: Apr 1908-Dec 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1051
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 114 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 2-4) a letter from A. M. A. H. Rogers to Professor Raleigh, 1908?

Minute book of the education committee
Date: 1912-Oct 1917
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1052
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 124 leaves

Minute book of the committee on the admission of women to degrees
Date: May-Oct 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 673
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 84 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 10-84) are blank.

B   Papers relating to the finances of the Association 1878-1920

B.1   Cash account books 1878-1920

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 806-810

Cash account book
Date: 1878-1892
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 806
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 257 pages

Cash account book
Date: 1892-1901
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 807
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 394 pages

Cash account book
Date: 1901-1908
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 808
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 269 pages

Cash account book
Date: 1908-1916
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 809
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 pages

Cash account book
Date: 1916-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 810
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 156 pages

B.2   Miscellaneous accounts 1884-1922

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 811, e. 674-6

Informal accounts of donations, investments and fees
Date: 1884-1892
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 674
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 144 pages

Scope and Content

With an index at p. iii.

Office cash account book
Date: 1896-1921
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 675
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 118 leaves

Account book of the poor students' fund
Date: 1901-1918
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 676
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 95 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 17-95) are blank.

Account book of lecture fees
Date: 1913-1922
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 811
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 126 leaves

B.3   Pass books of the Association's account at Barclay's Bank, Oxford 1909-1922

Full range of shelmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 677-681

Pass book
Date: Mar 1909-Jun 1912
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 677
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 91 leaves

Pass book
Date: Jun 1912-Dec 1915
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 678
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 89 leaves

Pass book
Date: Dec 1915-May 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 679
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 65 leaves

Pass book
Date: Jun 1918-Jun 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 680
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 64 leaves

Pass book
Date: Jun 1920-Sep 1922
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 681
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 64 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 16-64) are blank.

C   Papers relating to students 1891-1920

C.1   'General register' of all students registered with the Association, giving details of terms kept and examinations taken 1891-1920

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 812-814

General register
Date: Michaelmas Term 1891-Trinity Term 1905
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 812
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 456 pages

General register
Date: Michaelmas Term 1905-Michaelmas Term 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 813
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 374 pages

General register
Date: Michaelmas Term 1918 (part)-Trinity Term 1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 814
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 143 pages

Scope and Content

(fols. 72-143) are blank.

C.2   Miscellaneous registers 1894-1920

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. b. 298, c. 815-16, d. 1053-4

'Special register' of students taking the B. A. course
Date: 1894-1913
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1053
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 156 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 98-100) two letters from Miss C. M. E. Burrows to Miss Annie Rogers, 1911.

(fols. 12-53, 61-91, 97-124, 128-56) are blank.

Arrangement

Arranged by institution.


Register of foreign students
Date: 1908-1914
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1054
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 152 leaves

Records of individual students, with details of residence and examinations, kept for the granting of diplomas
Date: 1894-1908
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. b. 298
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 176 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes (fols. 1-33) records of students' residence, certified by the principals of: :

and (fols. 166-176) specimen printed forms for diplomas.

Record of assignment of students to tutors
Date: 1907-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 815
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 160 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 122-160) are blank.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject within each term.


Record of assignment of students to tutors
Date: 1912-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 816
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 190 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged by college within each term.


C.3   Notebooks of the teaching given to students, arranged by institutions, with occasional reports on students 1883-1901

Scope and Content

Students at Somerville are included only in the first notebook.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 682-669

Teaching notebook
Date: Hilary Term 1883-Summer Term 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 682
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves

Teaching notebook
Date: October Term 1885-October Term 1887
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 683
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 93 leaves

Teaching notebook
Date: Lent Term 1888-October Term 1890
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 684
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 95 leaves

Teaching notebook
Date: October Term 1890-October Term 1892
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 685
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 127 leaves

Teaching notebook
Date: Lent Term 1893-Summer Term 1894
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 686
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 125 leaves

Teaching notebook
Date: October Term 1894-Lent Term 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 687
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 149 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 40-149) are blank.

Teaching notebook
Date: Summer Term 1895 - Summer Term 1897
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 688
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves

Teaching notebook
Date: October Term 1897 - Hilary Term 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 689
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 94 leaves

C.4   Secretary's notebooks of notices for the faculty lists, notes on fees, prizes and books 1905-20

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. e. 690-691, f. 104

Secretary's notebook
Date: 1905-1909
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 690
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 leaves

Secretary's notebook
Date: 1909-1913
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. f. 104
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 leaves

Secretary's notebook
Date: 1913-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 691
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 49-69) are blank.

D   Printed and miscellaneous papers

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Oxon. c. 817-18, d. 1055, e. 692-693


Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of the Association
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 817
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 314 leaves

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Printed lecture lists
Date: 1877-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. c. 818
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 200 leaves

Printed annual reports
Date: 1879-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. d. 1055
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Printed calendars, lacking
Date: 1887-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Top. Oxon. e. 692-693
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box


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