Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/GUILD/A/27
TitleWomen's Club committee
Extent2 volumes
DescriptionMinutes provide evidence about the amalgamation of the Edmund Street and Education Department sections of the Women's Club from 1928 and include information about the new constitution of the Club. Minutes are largely concerned with discussion of arrangements for and the organisation of social events and include information about catering, applications for the use of common rooms and the fees charged. Most applications concern rooms used by women students at Edmund Street but there is an implication that the committee also dealt with the allocation of rooms at the Edgbaston site used by women students before the Union building opened. From 1930, there were committee members appointed as 'House member' for Edmund Street and also for the Union building at Edgbaston. From this point onwards there is some discussion of the budget received from the Union committee and the provision of equipment such as ping pong tables and the hire of sewing machines. There is some discussion about the use of rooms set aside for women students but also about the use of mixed facilities for events organised for women, and the use of the women's room by different committees or student societies. The Club appears to have organised annual Christmas parties for children from deprived backgrounds, and details about these are included in the minutes. By the late 1930s the Women's House committee no longer received money from the Finance Committee to help students experiencing financial distress, but appears to have applied for money in certain circumstances. Some matters seem to have been referred to the Union committee, including problems with theft from rooms in the Union building, and there is also evidence of discussion with the Men's House committee about matters which affected both groups
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Women's Club committee dealt with the administration of facilities for the use by women students at the Edmund Street site during the 1920s and 1930s


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