CollectionBridget Stafford
Collection DescriptionA graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Bridget Stafford worked as a civil servant in the Department of Industry and Commerce and represented Ireland at the Labour Conference of the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance in Paris, 1926. [UCD Archives]
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Irish Federation of University Women Papers, includes material relating to:

Conference, 1925, gives aims of Federation and conditions of membership

Council meetings, 1931-1932.

Reports, 1932, including statistical information on Federation and women graduates, also social and education work undertaken by the three Irish branches.

Committee on International Relations, constitution and meeting papers,1925-1931, includes letters from Geraldine Fitzgerald (Honorary Secretary), Olive Purser, Maud Cherry, Doctor Gardener and Miss Hunter, the representatives. The aims were to promote contacts with regard to women's interests while the aims of the sub-committee related to scholarships, exchange lectureships and hospitality.

Affiliation to International Federation of University Women, membership and committee membership, 1931-1932

Conferences 1929-1932.

Committee on Intellectual Cooperation, 1925.

Fellowships, 1925-1932, includes correspondence and details of fellowships such as the Jex-Blake Research Fellowship in Arts (£250 per annum) and applications, for example from a Trinity College student who intends to use the American award, $1200, to do research in Paris and Madrid.

Proposal and plan for a bibliography of the Women's Movement, 1932, Theodora Bosanquet, Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Women, to Miss Stafford. Headings include 'Legal Position of Women', 'Marriage, Motherhood and Family' and 'Women and the Church'.
Women and work 1929-1932, refers to the setting up of the Committee of Experts by the International Labour Organisation at Geneva, 1932, and request for recommendations from the Irish Federation for membership of the committee.

Disarmament Committee papers, 1932. Mainly pamphlets suggestions for the promotion of discussion, organisation of petitions and lectures.

The Collection also contains papers for the International Women's Suffrage Alliance, Tenth Congress, 1926.

Also publications, including material on women police, their history and progress, and their duties in regard to prostitutes and assaulted women and children, c.1926.

1 box.

AccessBy prior appointment.

A descriptive catalogue is available for consultation in UCD Archives.

Produced for consultation in original format.

This collection was originally part of the National University Women Graduates' Association deposited by Mary Hogan.


Repository NameUCD Archives
AddressJames Joyce Library UCD Belfield Dublin 4
EircodeD04 R7R0
Telephone(01) 716-7555
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