CollectionMothers' Union Collection
ReferenceRCBL MS 749
DescriptionMinute Book of the General Committee, 22 November 1912-17 November 1921, manuscript and typescript towards the end. At the meeting, 17 November 1916, the need for a middle-class paper was discussed. 'Lady Dufferin drew attention to the need of MU Magazine for women of the middle classes who principally depended on such papers for their reading. There are now two Magazines for one class of readers and one for the poorer Mothers, but none for the class between these two'. At the same meeting the Joint Vigilance Committee reported that `much excellent work had been done by workers in connection with this fund during the year. They had accomplished a great deal at the North Wall, helping girls going to Municipal Works in England, arranging their passports where they were not in order, directing country girls who would otherwise have been lost in Dublin and helping in various ways girls who had run away from home. Miss d'Arcy mentioned the similar work done by the Belfast organisation, where they had some dreadful cases to deal with, many of which were traceable to the bad influence of (certain) Cinema (films) [sic] She thought Members of Council might endeavour to ensure a more efficient censorship of films'.
AccessBy prior appointment.

The Mothers' Union records were deposited in the RCBL in 2006.

Repository NameRepresentative Church Body Library
AddressBraemor Park Churchtown Dublin 14
EircodeD14 N735
Telephone(01) 492-3979
Repository Web Address
CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of the Representative Church Body and we are grateful for their assistance. Where no or partial lists were available staff of the Women's History Project compiled an outline list. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.