Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/STW/2
TitlePapers and Correspondence of Senior Tutor to Women Students subject files sequence
Extent18 files
DescriptionThis sequence comprises files arranged by subject consisting of correspondence and associated papers of Jane Johnston Milne broadly relating to the welfare of women students at the University of Birmingham, and particularly to student physical health, to the graduate employment of women students, to facilities available to women students at both the University's Edmund Street and Edgbaston sites, to support for women students facing financial difficulties, and to the welfare of women students during the Second World War.

Papers relating to student physical health discuss medical inspections for women students and physical education training. There is also a file which contains some details about individual students health and medical treatment. Papers relating to facilities available to women students include discussion of the amalgamation of the Women's Club and to the provision of refectory and common room space. Papers relating to financial support for women students discuss loans for students from a number of charities and other bodies. Papers on graduate employment of women students include reports by both Milne and by the University Appointments Board, as well as correspondence from the International Federation of University Women

Papers relating to the welfare of women students during the Second World War discuss Air Raid Precautions, First Aid training for women students; war work for women students, and the impact of the National Service Act 1941 which extended conscription to women.

There are also papers relating to academic business and methods of teaching, and to administrative matters affecting the role of the Senior Tutor to Women Students, including clerical support and space for the Tutor and associated administrative staff in the new Arts building being planned on the Edgbaston campus from the late 1940s

The series includes some papers of University House Association, and the University Guide Club, both of which Milne was involved with

There is a very small amount of correspondence in this series written to and from Nancy Macfarlane, Milne's successor as Senior Tutor to Women Students
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