CollectionIrish Housewives Association (Hilda Tweedy Papers)
Collection DescriptionThe Irish Housewives Association (IHA) was formed in 1942, to gain recognition for the right of housewives to play an active part in society. Dr. Hilda Tweedy was the custodian of these records for many years. She was a founder member, and a lifetime member, of the IHA.
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Irish Housewives Association Correspondence
General Correspondence
I 1941, founding of the Irish Housewives Association [see also original petition in Submissions], 1 file
ii Hilda Tweedy File [with constitution of Emergency Conference of Women's Societies, March, 1943, with press cuttings, c1938-1950]
iii 1943-1946, Hilda Tweedy File, correspondence, reports, press cuttings, membership lists, half-yearly financial report, 1944-1945
iv 1943-1949, general correspondence and papers, 1 file
v 1950-1959, 1960-1965, general correspondence and papers, 2 files
vi 1960-1964, general correspondence and papers, secretaries file, 1 file, 1964-1969, official correspondence, mainly correspondence with government departments
vii 1966, general correspondence and papers, 1 file
viii 1967, general correspondence and papers
ix Spring 1968, Committee Structure: `youth night', 1 file
x 1968, general correspondence and papers, 1file
xi 1969, general correspondence and papers
xii 1970-1975, general correspondence and papers, 1 file
xiii 1971-1973, mainly official correspondence, Gretta Morrison's file, marked `Submissions' and including letters and reports on: teenage drinking, VAT, the meat boycott, television and radio programme contents, Food Hygiene Advisory Committee, 1 file
xiv 1975-1980, general correspondence and papers, including letters relating to the Restrictive Practices Commission, 1 file
xv 1980-1985, general correspondence and papers, including papers on the divorce referendum, 1 file
xvi 1985-1992, general correspondence and papers, including the Irish Housewives Association statement on abortion, 1 file.

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Repository NameNational Archives of Ireland
Address8 Bishop Street Dublin 8
EircodeD08 DF85
Telephone(01) 407-2300
Telephone 21890-25-24-24
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