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Dora Winifred Russell Papers

Period  1906-1986 (-1987)
Total size   20.8 m.
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Biography

Maiden name: Dora Black; born in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England 1894, died in Porthcurno, Cornwall 1986; writer, socialist, feminist; second wife of Bertrand Russell; research fellow at Girton College, Cambridge, in 1915, after obtaining a degree in French and German; travelled to Russia in 1920, became deeply impressed by the Communist regime; accompanied Russell to Japan and China in 1920-1921; contributed to Bertrand Russell's books `The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism' 1920 and `The Problem of China' 1923; together they wrote `The Prospects of Industrial Civilization' 1923; Labour candidate in the general election of 1924; cofounder of the Workers' Birth Control Group; organized the London congress of the World League for Sexual Reform (WLSR) in 1929; with Russell she opened their progressive school at Beacon Hill in Sussex in 1927, where their two children John (1921) and Kate (1923) were educated; Dora had two more children Harriet (1930) and Roddy (1932) by the American journalist Griffin Barry; her open marriage with Russell ran into trouble and after their separation in 1932 she ran the school on her own until 1943; stayed with the Independent Labour Party (ILP) after its secession from the Labour Party in 1932; founding member of the Federation of Progressive Societies and Individuals (FPSI) in 1932, of the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) in 1934, and of the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) in 1936; worked for the Ministry of Information 1943-1950, mainly as science editor of Britanskij Sojuznik; active in many women's organizations, she led the Women's Caravan of Peace across Europe to Moscow and back in 1958; her publications include her autobiography `The Tamarisk Tree' 1975, 1980, 1985, in three volumes.

Content

Personal papers: correspondence 1906, 1920-1986, with Fenner Brockway 1968-1986, Doris Lessing 1976-1986, Sinclair Lewis n.d, Ottoline Morrell 1934, A. Sutherland Neill 1932-1944, George Bernard Shaw 1923-1950, G.P. Wells 1930-1935, H.G. Wells 1924-1936 and others; correspondence with family members, including Bertrand Russell 1928-1929, 1932-1967, John C. Russell 1933-1962, 1976-1977, Katharine Tait-Russell 1932-1970, Roderick Barry 1944-1983 and several others; diary 1912-1913; notebooks on journeys 1920-1921, 1978-1980; appointment diaries 1922-1986; membership cards 1922-1986; other personal papers 1909-1915, 1925-1986; manuscripts of books 1925-1986, including `The Religion of the Machine Age', `The Right to be Happy', `In Defense of Children', `We called on Europe: The Story of the Women's Caravan of Peace' and `The Tamarisk Tree'; manuscripts of articles and poems 1915-1986, including articles for El Sol 1926-1930; correspondence with publishers and some editors 1923-1986; prints and reprints of articles and reviews 1918-1985; press clippings of reviews of Russell's books 1925-1933, 1983-1986; some typescripts by others 1926, 1933, 1953; files relating to her employment at the Ministry of Information 1944-1950; files relating to the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) 1936-1981, the Britain-China Friendship Association (BCFA), from 1965 the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU) 1950-1978, the Conservation Society 1966-1986, the FPSI, from 1940 the Progressive League 1935-1948, 1952, the National Assembly of Women (NAW) 1952-1978, the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) 1935-1975, 1983-1984, the Permanent International Committee of Mothers (PICM) 1955-1961, the Women's Caravan of Peace 1957-1961, 1980-1986, the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) 1951-1962, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 1956-1985, the Workers' Birth Control Group 1923-1928, the World League for Sexual Reform (WLSR) 1928-1936 and other organizations; documents relating to her involvement in local politics, in public debate and to political issues 1920-1986; files on lecturing, participation in conferences, interviews (1920-) 1949-1963, 1970-1986; documentation 1924-1986. Beacon Hill School: minutes of council meetings 1937-1940; general correspondence 1926, 1928-1943; documents relating to premises, finances, legal advice and staff 1928-1943; documents relating to pupils' activities 1932-1943; diaries of psychological observation 1927-1932, daily record books 1928-1930, intelligence tests 1929-1930, medical reports 1928-1939, term reports 1929-1939 and correspondence with parents 1931-1943; schoolbooks and other instruction material 1915-1939; some other documents including prospectuses and articles about the school. Papers of relatives: some correspondence, including letters received from Dora Russell, and other documents 1920-1987, of Harriet R. Barry (born 1930), Roderick Barry (1932-1983), E. M. (Bindy) Black, Sara I. Black-Davisson (1869-1956), Gordon (Pat) Grace (1910-1949), Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), John C. Russell (1921-1987), Katharine Tait-Russell (born 1923) and Fisher Unwin.

Schoolmagazine 1940 (added to inv.no. 603) and texts of plays 1938 (added to inv. no. 645).

NB. Letters by Bertrand Russell to Dora Russell at the McMasters University, Ontario, Canada.

Arrangement

The papers of Dora Russell , packed in some sixty boxes, were acquired in 1988. They contained the archives of the Beacon Hill School as well as the Dora Russell papers, with the exception of the letters received from Bertrand Russell .
These were sold by the family to McMasters University, Ontario, Canada, where the archive of Bertrand Russell remains. The papers almost cover Dora Russell's whole life. Only of the Beacon Hill School rather little correspondence remained from the period 1927 until 1932, which also seems to be the case in the Bertrand Russell archive, according to Dora Russell's correspondence with the McMasters University in Ontario (inv.no. 68).
In arranging the papers the existing order has been maintained as far as possible, although inconsistencies have been corrected. When using the resulting list the user must be aware of some peculiarities. They concern in particular the series of correspondence, which do not exclude each other completely.
To find all letters by a correspondent the alphabetical and chronological correspondence should be checked and if a correspondent was also involved in the Beacon Hill School or organizations Dora Russell took part in, letters may be found in these files as well.
Books and periodicals have been transferred to the library, photographs, films and one audiotape to the audiovisual department of the Institute.

Processing information

Inventory made by Tiny de Boer in 1993, updated by Wim Leendertse in 2008

INTRODUCTION

Biography

Dora Winifred Russell-Black was born on 3 April 1894 in Thornton Heath, Surrey, Great Britain. In 1912 she won a scholarship for Girton College, Cambridge, obtaining an honours degree in modern languages in 1915. She studied French and German language and literature and later became a research fellow of Girton College, where she did about five years academic research on eighteenth century French thought, specializing on the influence of science on social and political and philosophical ideas.
Originally she wanted to become an actress, but she gradually turned towards politics instead. She became a humanist and a feminist, joining the freethinking Heretics Society and supporting the Suffragette Movement. She also became interested in socialism and pacifism.
During the First World War she joined her father, a civil servant, as personal assistant on the official British War Mission to the United States in 1917. Back in 1918 she returned to Cambridge, where she continued her research, also becoming secretary of the Heretics and contributor to the Cambridge Magazine in 1918.
In 1916 she met the philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell for the first time and after they met again in 1919 they became companions. When Bertrand Russell went with a Labour delegation to Russia in 1920, he refused to take her with him. However she went there on her own, spending several weeks in Moscow and Leningrad, where she became deeply impressed by the Communist regime, although she never became a Marxist. Subsequently she accompanied Bertrand Russell when he travelled to China and Japan as a visiting lecturer. Together they spent a year teaching at the Peking National University. They married in 1921 after returning from China and had two children, John (1921) and Kate (1923), while Dora eventually had two other children by the American journalist Griffin Barry , Harriet (1930) and Roddy (1932). The last child proved to be too much of a strain on their open marriage and led to their divorce in 1935.
In the early 1920s Dora Russell worked for some time in the Women's sections of the Labour Party and in 1924 she was nominated as a Labour parliamentary candidate. She lobbied the first labour government to support the official provision of birth control information at health clinics and was cofounder of the Workers' Birth Control Group .
At the same time she began writing her own books. Earlier she had contributed to several books of Bertrand Russell and together they wrote 'The Prospects of Industrial Civilization' in 1923.
In 1925 her book "Hypatia: or Women and Knowledge" was published, followed by 'The Right to be Happy' two years later.
In addition she wrote articles on literary, social, political and feminist topics for El Sol in Madrid, Spain, during 1926-1930.
Together they had founded Beacon Hill School in 1927 and after Bertrand Russell had left the school in 1932, Dora Russell managed it by herself until 1943 when she was forced to close it down.
Dora Russell did a three months lecture tour of the United States in 1928, revisited the Soviet Union in 1929 and then helped to organize the London congress of the World League for Sexual Reform (WLSR) . She wrote 'In Defence of Children' (1932) and did a lot of freelance journalism.
She also continued her political activities. When the leftwing Independent Labour Party (ILP) withdrew from the Labour Party in 1932 she stayed with the Independent Labour Party .
She was a founding member of the Federation of Progressive Societies and Individuals (FPSI) in 1932, of the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) in 1934, and of the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) in 1936. The Progressive League later held meetings at her school.
When the school closed she obtained a post at the Ministry of Information, working there for almost seven years as editor of their publications in Russia.
She was editor of the British Chronicle, a paper for specialists dealing with the arts and sciences, published by the British Government in Moscow, as well as science editor of the British Ally from 1944 to 1950, a British government Russian-language weekly paper which was widely circulated in the Soviet Union, until it was closed due to the 'Cold War'.
After 1950 she turned to feminist and pacifist activities. She was active in many women's organizations, including the Six Point Group, the Married Women's Association (MWA) , the National Committee of International Women's Day, the National Assembly of Women (NAW) , the Permanent International Committee of Mothers (PICM) and the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) .
In 1958 she led the Women's Caravan of Peace across Europe to Moscow and back, visiting fourteen European countries, including Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Rumania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and the USSR. It was mainly supported by the Permanent International Committee of Mothers (PICM) of which Dora Russell was the Chairman, although the Women's Caravan of Peace constisted of women from various peace groups.
In the 1970s she resumed some of her earlier activities. She returned to the freethought movement, becoming an Honorary Associate of the Rationalist Press Association, speaking at meetings, and contributing to the New Humanist and The Freethinker. She was deeply respected in the revived women's liberation movement, being frequently interviewed by the media. She wrote more books, including a three-volume autobiography 'The Tamarisk Tree' and 'The Religion of the Machine Age', on which she had started many years earlier in the light of her visits to the United States and the Soviet Union, and in which she expressed her lifelong opposition to the mechanistic view of the world and of humanity, anticipating many of the ideas of the ecology movement, in which she was active for the Conservation Society , co-founded by her in 1966.
During the 1980s she became active in the revived nuclear disarmament movement, being a strong supporter of the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camps, and she took part in peace demonstrations until her death at the end of May 1986 at her home in Porthcurno, Cornwall.

Beacon Hill School

Having children of their own and being dissatisfied with the existing educational methods Dora and Bertrand Russell became increasingly interested in the problems of the education of children. They became convinced that a fundamentally new approach to education, especially primary education was required.
With this in view they founded in 1927 Beacon Hill School at Telegraph House, Harting, Petersfield, Sussex, where they educated on progressive principles a small group of young children together with their own children. They hoped their school would lay the foundation for modern education by combining all that was best in available academic knowledge (inv.no. 75).
Religious education was excluded and science, history and politics were all treated on progressive lines. In addition to classes there were many activities, such as arts and crafts, plays and puppet shows and the care of the children's personal gardens and pets. Discipline was minimal and free expression was encouraged. There was self-government by a council of adults and children, in which everyone had one vote.
The children were divided into three groups, called: 'bigs', 'middles' and 'smalls'.
Special attention was given to teaching methods, psychological theory and practice, nutrition and health.
After Bertrand Russell left the school in 1932, Dora Russell ran the school by herself. In 1934 Bertrand Russell wanted the school to vacate Telegraph House, which belonged to him after the death of his brother. The school was then moved to Boyles Court, South Weald, near Brentwood, Essex, and later in 1937 to Kingwell Hall, near Bath, Somerset, since the outbreak of war was thought likely. In 1940, when invasion threatened, the War Office requisitioned Kingwell Hall. No compensation was forthcoming and the school faced ruin. Dora Russell managed to carry on with a small group at her private home in Porthcurno, Cornwall, near Land's End until 1943, when she was forced to close down.
While Bertrand Russell was connected with the school he wrote popular books to keep the school going. After he had left, the school had recurring financial difficulties.
Her closest colleague in the later years of the school was Gordon (Pat) Grace , whom she married in 1940. He died in 1949. Along with A.S. Neill 'Summerhill' Beacon Hill School was the best known model reform school before the Second World War.

Papers

The papers of Dora Russell , packed in some sixty boxes, were acquired in 1988. They contained the archives of the Beacon Hill School as well as the Dora Russell papers, with the exception of the letters received from Bertrand Russell .
These were sold by the family to McMasters University, Ontario, Canada, where the archive of Bertrand Russell remains. The papers almost cover Dora Russell's whole life. Only of the Beacon Hill School rather little correspondence remained from the period 1927 until 1932, which also seems to be the case in the Bertrand Russell archive, according to Dora Russell's correspondence with the McMasters University in Ontario (inv.no. 68).
In arranging the papers the existing order has been maintained as far as possible, although inconsistencies have been corrected. When using the resulting list the user must be aware of some peculiarities. They concern in particular the series of correspondence, which do not exclude each other completely.
To find all letters by a correspondent the alphabetical and chronological correspondence should be checked and if a correspondent was also involved in the Beacon Hill School or organizations Dora Russell took part in, letters may be found in these files as well.
Books and periodicals have been transferred to the library, photographs, films and one audiotape to the audiovisual department of the Institute.

INVENTORY


DORA RUSSELL


GENERAL

1
Diary.   1912-1913.  1 volume.
2-5
(Pocket) diaries.   1922-1986.  4 folders.
2
1922-1936.
2.1
1922.
2.2
1923.
2.3
1929/1930.
2.4
1931.
2.5
1932.
2.6
1935.
2.7
1936.
3
1950-1959.
3.1
1950.
3.2
1952.
3.3
1954.
3.4
1955.
3.5
1956.
3.6
1957.
3.7
1958.
3.8
1959.
4
1960-1969.
4.1
1960.
4.2
1961.
4.3
1962.
4.4
1963.
4.5
1964.
4.6
1965.
4.7
1967.
4.8
1968.
4.9
1969.
5
1970-1986.
5.1
1970.
5.2
1971.
5.3
1973.
5.4
1976.
5.5
1978.
5.6
1979.
5.7
1982.
5.8
1983.
5.9
1986.
6-13
Correspondence, chronologically arranged.   1906,   1920-1986 and n.d.  8 boxes.
6
1906, 1920-1928.
7
1929-1934.
8
1935-1948.
9
1949-1961.
10
1962-1976.
11
1977-1982.
12
1983-1984.
13
1985-1986 and n.d.
14-16
Correspondence, alphabetically arranged.   1929-1931.  3 folders.
14
A - H.
15
I - P.
16
R - Y.
17-102
Correspondence, alphabetically arranged.   1920-1986 (1987).  65 covers and 21 folders.
17
Andreen, Andrea . 1959-1970.
18
Arnold, Roxanne . 1970-1979.
19
Baker, Denys Val . 1966-1970.
20
Barry, Harriet . 1944, 1973 and n.d.
21
Barry, Roderick (Roddy). 1944-1969. (folder)
22
Barry, Roderick (Roddy). 1970-1983 and n.d. (folder)
23
Bertrand Russell Society, Washington. 1982-1986. (folder)
24
Black, E.M. (Bindy). 1957-1984 and n.d. (folder)
25
Black , Frederick W. and Dorothy. 1920, 1935-1982. (folder)
26
Black-Davisson , Sarah I. 1929-1956 and n.d. (folder)
27
Bridewell, Evelyn . 1967-1984. (folder)
28
Brockway, Fenner . 1968-1986.
29
Brooks, Rachel . 1922, 1924 and n.d.
30
Burke, David and Brenda. 1956-1984. (folder)
31
Burrell, Philippa . 1955-1966, 1979.
32
Chao Y.R. 1946-1947, 1970-1974.
33
Chow Tse-tsung . 1978-1980.
34
Croall, Jonathan . 1975-1982. With an addition of correspondence and copies from Croall. 1932, 1967-1987.
35
Curwen, Margaret . 1968, 1975, 1980.
36
Duane, Margaret and Michael. 1972-1984.
37
Falconer, Mary and Alan. 1956, 1973 and n.d.
38
Farrelly, Dolly and Dennis. 1962-1980. (folder)
39
Florence, Philip Sargant . See nr. 85a. Sargant Florence, Philip.
40
Flugel, John Carl (Jack) and Ingeborg. 1949-1955 and n.d. With correspondence with others concerning his archive. 1977-1978.
41
Fricker, Ellerie . 1971-1974.
42
Gantt, W. Horsley . 1978-1980.
43
Gardiner, Muriel . 1971-1980.
44
Gelb, Paul , and Heller, Grete . 1938-1984. With photographs and postcards from Gelb and Heller. N.d. (folder)
45
Gelb, Paul , and Heller, Grete . Correspondence and documents from Gelb and Heller. 1935-1940 and n.d. (folder)
NB. See also Beacon Hill School staff correspondence. 1938.
46
Gillard, Paul . With documents concerning his death in 1933 and letters from his parents. 1920-1936, 1982. (folder)
47
Giroux, Jacqueline . 1947-1954, 1972.
48
Gorman, John . 1976-1977.
49
Grace, Gordon (Pat). 1939-1941. (folder)
50
Grace, Gordon (Pat). 1941-1949. (folder)
51
Grace, Gordon (Pat). N.d. (folder)
52
Hardiman, Mary . 1967-1970.
53
Harley, David . 1976-1980.
54
Hart, Alex T. 1982-1986.
55
Harvey, Harry . 1985-1986.
56
Henderson, Beryl . 1972-1979.
57
Hering, Kitty and Frank. 1941-1942.
58
Howell, Lily . 1932-1981 and n.d. (folder)
59
Howell, Lily . N.d. (folder)
60
Ingram, Gena . 1958-1979.
61
Jeger, Lena . 1947-1986.
62
Kitto, Pat . 1962-1985.
63
Laski, Frida . 1976.
64
Lessing, Doris . 1976-1986.
65
Lewis, Sinclair . N.d.
66
Lytton, May . 1961-1966.
67
Mair, Griselda (Grizel). 1970-1979.
68
McMaster University. 1970-1981.
69
Meyer-Oshinsky, Ludwig and Lydia. 1950-1980.
70
Morrell, Ottoline . 1934 and n.d.
71
Neill, A.S. 1932-1944.
72
Newall, John and Venetia. 1961-1963.
73
Nicod, Therese . 1947, 1958-1973 and n.d. (folder)
74
Petry, Vondell . 1978-1984.
NB. With an article on Dora Russell .
75
Philpot, Terry . 1969-1976.
76
Pritchard, Jack and Mollie. 1938-1979.
77
Randall, Roy G. 1926-1927. (folder)
78
Randall, Roy G. 1928-1930. (folder)
79
Randall, Roy G. 1931-1935 and n.d. (folder)
80
Rowbotham, Sheila . 1976-1977.
81
Ruiz, Pilar . 1978-1986.
82
Russell, Bertrand A.W. 1932-1967.
82a
Russell, Conrad . 1968-1970.
83
Russell, John C. 1934-1962.
84
Russell, Martin . 1980-1983.
85
Sachs, Solly . 1967-1968.
85a
Sargant Florence, Philip .   1969-1979.
86
Scott, Michael . 1972-1980.
87
Shaw, G. Bernard . 1923-1950.
88
Sibthorpe, Sheila . 1954-1956.
89
Simms, Madeleine . 1967-1986.
89a
Spence, Patricia (Peter). 1945-1946.
90
Stickland, Andrew . 1974-1980.
91
Stickland, Irina . 1965-1974.
92
Susie [Barry-Kanetti] . 1963-1966.
93
Szamuely, Helen . 1972-1980.
94
Tait-Russell, Katharine (Kate). 1939-1967.
95
Thorndike, Sybil . 1922-1924.
96
Unwin-Black, Mary . 1938-1940 and n.d.
97
Wells, G.P. (Gip). 1930-1935.
98
Wells, H.G. 1924-1936.
99
Williamson, Audrey . 1982-1986.
100
Woods, Vera and Eddie. 1957-1985.
101
Wrinch, Dorothy . 1962-1969.
102
Wullschleger, Claire . 1968-1984.
103
Christmas cards, postcards and congratulations.   1949-1986 and n.d.  1 box.
104
Invitation cards.   1951-1983 and n.d.  1 cover.
105
Visiting cards.   N.d.  1 cover.
106-110
Registers of addresses and telephonenumbers.   1928-1970s.  5 folders.
106
  1928-1936.
107
  1940s.
108-109
  1950s.
110
  1960s, 1970s and n.d.

PRIVATE LIFE


Education and studies
111
Pass certificate of a violin examination.   1909.  1 piece.
112
Notebook concerning French literature and poetry, notebook on Russian language, Sunday School booklet "Farewell Present" (n.d.) and booklet "Les grands musiciens" by Félix Clément (1908) with certificate of a French course.   1909-1910.  1 folder.
113
Notebooks, notes and examination forms for the scholarship examination at Girton College, University of Cambridge.   1911-1912.  1 folder.
114-119
Notebooks concerning studies in French and German language and literature and philosophy at Girton College, University of Cambridge.   1912-1914 and n.d.  6 folders.
114
1912 and n.d.
115
1913 and n.d.
116
1914 and n.d.
117-119
N.d.
117
Folder 1.
118
Folder 2.
119
Folder 3.
120-122
Notes and essays on French and German literature and philosophy at Girton College, University of Cambridge.   1915 and n.d.  2 folders and 1 box.
120
1915 and n.d.
121
N.d.
122
N.d. (box)
123
Typescript of an essay on George Meredith .   N.d.  1 folder.
124
Certificates of the University of Cambridge.   1915.  1 cover.

Family
125-126
Correspondence with Dartington Hall School on her children's education.   1932-1948.  2 folders.
125
1932-1937.
126
1938-1948.
127
Correspondence with the British Army concerning an attempt to release Gordon Grace .   1940-1941.  1 cover.
128
Copies of the marriage certificate of Dora Russell and Gordon Grace and a copy of the death certificate of Gordon Grace .   1940-1941,   1949.  1 cover.
129
Texts of buryal speeches.   [1949],   [1956],   1983.  1 cover.
130
Correspondence and clippings on Roderick Barry 's accident.   1956,   1959.  1 folder.
131
Correspondence, mainly concerning Bertrand Russell 's biography and his death in 1970.   1967-1979.  1 folder.

Premises
132
Notes concerning the removal of furniture.   N.d.  1 cover.
133
List of the inventory of Carn Voel, Porthcurno.   1933.  1 quire.
134
Correspondence about the tenancy of 72, Dartmouth Road, Cricklewood, London.   1945-1948.  1 cover.
135
Correspondence about the tenancy of 72, Gloucester Place, London.   1948, 1950.  1 cover.
136
Correspondence about the tenancy of Flat 18, Manor Mansions, Belsize Park Gardens, London.   1950-1965.  1 folder.

Finances and legal advice
137-145
Financial correspondence. With invoices and notes.   1925-1928,   1940-1985.  6 folders and 3 boxes.
137
1925-1928.
138
1940-1972. (box)
139
1973-1977. (box)
140
1978-1981. (box)
141-142
1982.
141
Folder 1.
142
Folder 2.
143
1983.
144
1984.
145
1985.
146-149
Correspondence with solicitors.   1926-1927, 1930-1955, 1958, 1965.  2 boxes and 2 folders.
146
1930-1932.
147
1933-1936. (box)
148
1936-1941. (box)
149
1942-1965. With documents from 1926-1927, 1932 and 1941.
150
Bank account books.   1930-1936.  1 folder.
151
Ration books.   1940,   1945-1946,   1951-1953.  1 folder.
152
Financial notebooks.   1959-1984 and n.d.  1 folder.

Other subjects
153
Driving licences, passports and identity cards.   1933-1975.  1 folder.
154
Correspondence on applications by Dora Russell .   1940-1963.  1 folder.
155
Correspondence and clippings about an assault on Dora Russell .   1985.  1 folder.

PUBLIC LIFE


AUTHORSHIP

Manuscripts and notes
156-158
Manuscript of the book 'The Religion of the Machine Age', published in 1983. With manuscripts of articles, documentation and proofs.   1920-1983.  3 boxes.
156
Typescripts and proof.
157
Drafts and typescripts.
158
Manuscripts of articles, notes and documentation.
159
Proof of the book 'Hypatia; Or Women and Knowledge', published in   1925. With drafts of letters concerning reviews.   1924-1925.  1 cover.
160-167
Manuscript of the book 'The Right to be Happy', published in   1927. With press clippings and notes.   1926-1927 and n.d.  8 folders.
160
Typescript, proof and press clippings of reviews.
161
Draft manuscript.
162
Bibliography notes.
163
Notes on authors: anonymus, Abbadie - Crousaz.
164
Notes on authors: Descartes - Locke.
165
Notes on authors: Maillet - Pouilly.
166
Notes on authors: Pufendorf - Zimmermann.
167
Unsorted notes.
168-170
Manuscript of the book 'In Defence of Children', published in 1932. With proof.   N.d.  3 folders.
168
Proof.
169
Typescript.
170
Draft typescript.
171-174
Manuscript 'We Called On Europe; The Story of the Women's Caravan of Peace'. With correspondence, notes, postcards and photographs.   1958-1965, and   1980.  4 folders.
171
Typescript 1980.
172
Typescript c. 1965.
173
Typescript 1960-1961.
174
Correspondence, drafts, notes, postcards and photographs,
175-181
Manuscript of the autobiography 'The Tamarisk Tree; My Quest for Liberty and Love' (Part I), published in 1975-1977. With correspondence, notes, documentation, proof and reviews   1927-1979 and n.d.  4 folders and 3 boxes.
175
Typescript for the printer and proof. 1974-1975. (box)
176
Early typescript, pages 1-268, and copy of typescript for lawyers with lawyer's libel report. 1974-1975 and n.d. (box)
177
Revised sections of typescripts with lists and early typescript, pages 269-765. 1973-1974 and n.d. (box)
178
Press clippings of reviews. 1975-1979.
179
Correspondence. 1973-1979.
180
Notebooks. 1929, 1954 and n.d.
181
Documentation. 1927, 1944, 1971-1975 and n.d.
182-185
Manuscript of the autobiography 'The Tamarisk Tree; My School and the Years of War' (Part II), published in 1980. With correspondence, reviews and photocopies of Beacon Hill School correspondence.   1921-1931,   1934,   1977-1980,   1985 and n.d.  2 boxes and 2 folders.
182
Correspondence and press clippings of reviews. 1977-1985.
183
Typescripts and typescript for the printer. 1977-1979 and n.d. (box)
184
Revised sections of typescripts and duplicates. N.d. (box)
185
Photocopies of correspondence and script of an article. 1921-1931, 1934.
186-191
Manuscript of the autobiography 'The Tamarisk Tree; Challenge to the Cold War' (Part III), published in   1985. With correspondence and documentation.   1976,   1983-1986.  5 folders and 1 box.
186
Correspondence. With documentation. 1976, 1983.
187
Correspondence. With documentation. 1983-1986.
188
Revised sections of typescripts, first half. With correspondence. 1984-1985 and n.d.
189
Revised sections of typescripts, second half. 1984-1985 and n.d.
190
Draft manuscript. N.d.
191
Typescript and proof. N.d. (box)
192
Proofs of 'The Dora Russell Reader', published in 1984, and of an article.   1983.  1 folder.
193-194
Manuscript 'My Friend Ogden', contribution to a book on C.K. Ogden . With correspondence and documentation.   1919-1926,   1963-1973 and n.d.  2 folders.
193
Typescript and correspondence. 1963-1973 and n.d.
194
Correspondence and documentation. 1919-1926 and n.d.
195-196
Manuscripts of articles for El Sol in Madrid. With correspondence and a list of the articles.   1926-1930 and n.d.  2 folders.
195
Correspondence and articles on list page 1.
196
Articles on list pages 2- 3 and other articles.
197-201
Manuscripts of articles, short stories and lectures. With correspondence, notes and documentation.   1921-1986.  3 boxes and 2 folders.
197
'A film you should not miss' - 'Scientific research and industrial progress'.
198
'Self-government in preparatory schools' - 'Volcanoes'.
199
'What Beacon Hill School stood for' - 'Women's work in post-war England', untitled articles, parts of articles and notes.
200
Correspondence and documentation. 1925-1973. (folder)
201
Correspondence and documentation. N.d. (folder)
202
Manuscripts of poems and translations of poems. With some typed and printed poems by others.   1915-1976.  1 folder.
203
Manuscripts of reviews and forewords for books, written by Dora Russell . With correspondence and printed reviews.   1971-1984 and n.d.  1 folder.
204
Notes on various subjects.   1944-1977 and n.d.  1 folder.

Contacts with literary agents and publishers
205-206
Correspondence with various publishers.   1923-1980.  2 folders.
205
1923-1938, 1959-1965.
206
1970-1980.
207-209
Correspondence with Curtis Brown Ltd.   1976-1986.  3 folders.
207
1976-1980.
208
1981-1982.
209
1983-1986.
210
Correspondence with Paul Elek Limited.   1974-1979.  1 folder.
211
Correspondence with Granada Publishing Ltd.   1983-1984.  1 cover.
212
Correspondence with Open Head Press.   1979-1983.  1.  cover.
213
Correspondence with Pandora Press.   1982-1986.  1 folder.
214-215
Correspondence with The Rationalist Press Association.   1969-1974.  2 folders.
214
1969-1974.
215
1975-1986.
216
Correspondence with Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.   1982-1984.  1 folder.
217-219
Correspondence with Virago Press.   1976-1986.  3 folders.
217
1976-1978.
218
1979-1983.
219
1984-1986.
220-221
Correspondence with A.P. Watt and Son.   1970-1978.  2 folders.
220
1970-1973.
221
1974-1978.
222
Correspondence with The Women's Press Ltd.   1982-1983.  1 folder.

Publications and reviews
223-225
Printed articles, reviews and reprints, written by Dora Russell .   1918-1985.  3 folders.
223
1918-1935.
224
1937-1965.
225
1966-1985.
226-227
Clippings and photocopies of reviews and articles on Dora Russell 's published books. With correspondence.   1925-1933,   1979-1986 and n.d.  2 folders.
226
1925-1933 and n.d.
227
1979-1986 and n.d.
228
Correspondence mainly with The Press Council and The Freethinker concerning a complaint by Dora Russell against The Guardian about using the name Russell as a professional name.   1975-1976.  1 cover.
229
Correspondence with The Freethinker .   1980-1986.  1 cover.
230
Correspondence with The Times Health Supplement , from 1982 The Health Services .   1981-1983.  1 cover.

Typescripts by others
231
'Denatured marriage', typescript of the article by Barry Fox .   N.d.  1 cover.
232
'Garsington; The Story of an Oxfordshire Manor', carbon copy of the typescript, author unknown. With notes by Dora Russell .   1926.  1 cover.
233-234
'One May Smile', photocopy of the typescript of a novel by Paul Gillard .   c. 1933.  2 folders.
233
p. 1-150.
234
p. 151-300.
235-236
Untitled typescript of a novel by Eric Estorick . With correspondence and notes by Dora Russell .   1953 and n.d.  2 folders.
235
Untitled chapters, correspondence and notes.
236
Titled chapters.

EMPLOYMENT

Ministry of Information

General
237-239
Correspondence.   1944-1950.  3 folders.
237
1944-1946.
238
1947.
239
1948-1950.
240
Directory.   N.d.  1 volume.
241
Notebooks.   1943-1950.  1 folder.

Manuscripts and articles
242-244
Manuscripts of articles. With notes and documentation.   1944-1950.  3 folders.
242
'A great English mathematician' - 'The chemists' exhibition'.
243
'The development of nutritional science' - 'Women's war on rats'.
244
Untitled articles, parts of articles and notes.
245
Stencilled articles by Dora Russell and others for British Ally .   1946-1948.  1 cover.

Subject files
246
Documents concerning the prohibition by the British government of the visit of British scientists to Moscow.   1945.  1 cover.
247
Documents concerning the Society for Cultural Relations Between the Peoples of the British Commonwealth and the USSR.   1945-1949.  1 cover.
248
Documents concerning the International Scientific Film Congress, held in London and organized by the Scientific Film Association.   1948.  1 cover.
249
Documents concerning the Working Party on Films and Colonial Development of British Documentary.   1948.  1 cover.
250-251
Documents concerning the International Congress on Mental Health, held in London.   1948. With an annual report of the World Federation for Mental Health in   1948-1949.  2 folders.
250
1948.
251
1948-1949.

Documentation
252
Parts of Weekly Soviet News Summaries , from 1945 Soviet Intake Reports , issued by the Research Officer of the Soviet Relations Division of the Ministry of Information.   1944-1946.  1 folder.
253
Documentation on British Ally .   1946,   1949.  1 folder.
254
News summaries from the Joint Press Reading Service , Moscow.   1946-1947,   1950.  1 folder.
255
Texts of the science broadcasts to the USSR from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) .   1947-1949.  1 folder.
256
'Summaries of World Broadcasts USSR and Eastern Europe', published by the Monitoring Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).   1948.  1 folder.
257
Texts of transmissions from the Overseas Press Services of the Central Office of Information.   1950.  1 folder.
258
Texts of transmissions from the 'Russian Section'. With notes.   1950.  1 folder.
259
Documentation on various subjects.   1945-1949 and n.d.  1 folder.

Freelance employment
260-261
Typescripts of articles on Marks and Spencer .   1944, 1951. With notes and documentation.   1927-1951.  2 folders.
260
Articles.
261
Notes and documentation.
262
Documents concerning the The Wiener Library Ltd. , London.   1961.  1 cover.

PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZATIONS

Memberships
263
Membership cards.   1922-1986.  1 cover.

Permanent International Committee of Mothers (PICM)
264-267
Documents concerning the Permanent International Committee of Mothers , chronologically arranged.   1955-1961.  2 boxes and 2 folders.
264
1955 - 1956, January.
265
1956, February, - 1957, December. (box)
266
1957, n.d., - 1958. (box)
267
1959 - 1961.
268-290
Documents concerning the Permanent International Committee of Mothers , alphabetically arranged in subject files.   1956-1960.  14 covers and 9 folders.
268
Address lists. 1956.
269
America. 1956-1958.
270
Berlin. 1956-1957.
271
Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, Czechoslovakia. 1956-1957.
272
China, India, Far East. 1956-1957.
273
Europe. 1956-1957.
274
Far East. 1958-1960.
275
Finances. 1956-1958. (folder)
276
Great Britain and Commonwealth. 1956. (folder)
277
Great Britain and Commonwealth. 1957-1958. (folder)
278
Members of Parliament. 1956-1958.
279
Middle East. 1956-1957.
280
Papers for discussion. 1956-1958.
281
Papers for reference. 1956-1958. (folder)
282
Publicity. 1956-1958. (folder)
283
Replies Great Britain / Requests for bulletin. 1956-1957. (folder)
284
Replies Great Britain / Requests for bulletin. 1957. (folder)
285
Seminar in Moscow. 1956. (folder)
286
Seminar in Moscow. 1956. (folder)
287
Trade unions and delegates reports. 1956-1958.
288
United Nations correspondence. 1956-1957.
289
United Nations delegation. 1956-1957.
290
United Nations agencies and religious bodies. 1957-1958.

Women's Caravan of Peace

General
291
Diary, kept during the journey with the Women's Caravan of Peace.   1958.  1 volume.
292
Notebooks with addresses and notes, made during the journey.   1958.  1 cover.
293-296
Correspondence.   1957-1959.  2 folders, 1 cover and 1 box.
293
1957. (cover)
294
1958. (box)
295
1959.
296
N.d.

Finances
297-299
Financial correspondence and travel arrangements.   1957-1960.  3 folders.
297
1957 - 1958, June.
298
1958, July, - 1960.
299
N.d. and documentation.
300
Cash books.   1958-1961.  1 cover.

Reporting and promotion
301
Reports and carbon copies of editorial letters written by Dora Russell for the Permanent International Committee of Mothers concerning the Women's Caravan of Peace.   1958-1959.  1 cover.
302
Manuscripts of speeches, articles and filmscripts. With notes.   1958-1959.  1 cover.
303-305
Correspondence about the Women's Caravan of Peace film 'We Call on Europe'.   1958-1961,   1980-1986.  2 folders and 1 box.
303
1958-1961. (box)
304
1980-1982.
305
1983-1986.

Other documents
306-308
Solidarity declarations, received during the journey by the members of the Women's Caravan of Peace.   1958.  2 boxes and 1 portfolio.
306
Czechoslovakia.
307
Poland and others.
308
Idem, large sizes. (portfolio)
309
Messages and telegrams from various persons and organizations.   1958.  1 folder.
310
Clippings and articles concerning the Women's Caravan of Peace.   1958-1959.  1 folder.

Conservation Society
311-315
Documents concerning the Conservation Society , chronologically arranged.   1966-1979.  3 folders and 2 boxes.
311
1966-1970. (box)
312
1971-1973. (box)
313
1974.
314
1975.
315
1976-1979.
316-343
Documents concerning the Conservation Society , alphabetically arranged in subject files.   1966-1986.  21 folders and 7 covers.
316
Birth control new campaigns. 1969-1973.
317
Branches. 1971-1973.
318
Chemical and biological warfare at Nancekuke. 1968-1970.
319
China clay project. 1969-1971.
320
Conservation Society Cornwall Branch minutes. 1967-1971.
321
Conservation Society current papers policy documents. 1970-1975.
322
Conservation Society current papers policy documents. 1976-1978.
323
Cornwall Conservation Society . 1970-1972.
324
Cornwall Conservation Society . 1972-1973.
325
Cornwall Conservation forum. 1972-1973.
326
Correspondence Conservation Society National . 1964, 1966-1970.
327
John Davoll, chairman of the Conservation Society . 1976-1986. -(cover)
328
Gas, electric power stations and nuclear power. 1969, 1971. (cover)
329
Local councils applications. 1970-1972.
330
Memberships lists. 1967-1970.
331
Memberships lists. 1970-1971.
332
Millbrook project. 1970-1971.
333
National Council minutes. 1966-1968.
334
National Council minutes. 1969-1970.
335
National Council minutes. 1971-1972.
336
Newsletters. 1967-1969.
337
Pollution. 1969.
338
Population. 1967-1971.
339
Refuse disposal. 1970-1971. (cover)
340
Technology. 1969-1972. (cover)
341
Transport. 1969-1972. (cover)
342
Water. 1970-1972. (cover)
343
World in Danger. 1968. (cover)

Other organizations
344-345
Documents concerning the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) .   1936-1981.  2 folders.
344
1936-1946.
345
1964-1981.
346
Documents concerning the Anti-Concorde Project (ACP) .   1966-1977.  1 folder.
347
Documents concerning the Appelbe Lecture Committee .   1946.  1 cover.
348
Documents concerning the Authors' World Peace Appeal .   1951-1955.  1 cover.
349-355
Documents concerning the Britain-China Friendship Association (BCFA) , from 1965 the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU) .   1950-1978.  7 folders.
349
1950-1951, May.
350
1951, June - December.
351
1952-1954.
352
1955-1961.
353
1963-1964.
354
1965-1967.
355
1968-1975, 1978.
356
Documents concerning the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS).   1969-1973.  1 folder.
357-358
Documents concerning the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).   1958-1986.  1 box and 1 folder.
357
1958-1981. (box)
358
1982-1986.
359
Documents concerning the English Centre of International P.E.N.   1962-1972.  1 folder.
360-362
Documents concerning the Federation of Progressive Societies and Individuals (FPSI) , from 1940 the Progressive League .   1935-1948,   1952.  3 folders.
NB. See also inv.nrs. 574-577.
360
1935-1937.
361
1938-1942.
362
1943-1948, 1952.
363
Documents concerning the Fourth World Assembly.   1980-1983.  1 cover.
364
Documents concerning The Great Britain-USSR Association .   1961-1962.  1 cover.
365
Documents concerning the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp.   1982-1985.  1 cover.
366
Documents concerning the Hampstead Ethical Society.   1938-1939,   1947,   1952.  1 cover.
367-369
Documents concerning the Labour Party and the Independent Labour Party (ILP) .   1925-1933.  3 folders.
367
1925-1927.
368
1928-1930.
369
1931-1933.
370-371
Documents concerning the Married Women's Association (MWA) .   1947-1963.  2 folders.
370
1947-1950.
371
1951-1963.
372-376
Documents concerning the National Assembly of Women (NAW) .   1952-1978.  5 folders.
372
1952-1958.
373
1960.
374
1961.
375
1962-1968.
376
1969-1978.
377
Documents concerning the National Committee for the Celebration of International Women's Day.   1945-1946,   1950-1953,   1977.  1 folder.
378-379
Documents concerning the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) .   1935-1975,   1983-1984.  2 folders.
378
1935-1951.
379
1952-1975, 1983-1984.
380
Documents concerning the National Peace Council .   1945-1947.  1 cover.
381
Documents concerning the National Rosenberg Defence Committee .   1953.  1 cover.
382
Documents concerning the Oxford Research Group .   1983-1985.  1 folder.
383
Documents concerning The Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain . With correspondence concerning relatives.   1959, 1963-1978 and n.d.  1 folder.
NB. Closed until 2036.
384
Documents concerning the Six Point Group .   1945-1962.  1 folder.
385
Documents concerning The Society for Sex Education and Guidance .   1946,   1948 and n.d.  1 cover.
386
Documents concerning the University Women's Club .   1974-1986.  1 cover.
387
Documents concerning the Voice of Women (VOW) .   1962-1963.  1 cover.
388
Documents concerning the Women's Association for Radiation Information (WARI) .   1962-1963.  1 cover.
389-392
Documents concerning the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) .   1949-1962.  3 boxes and 1 folder.
389
1949-1953, April. (folder)
390
1953, June, - 1954, March.
391
1954, March - December and n.d.
392
1955-1962.
393-397
Documents concerning the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) .   1956-1986.  5 folders.
393
1956, January - July.
394
1956, July and n.d.
395
1957-1968.
396
1969.
397
1970-1986.
398-401
Documents concerning the Women's Peace Alliance (WPA) .   1980-1986.  4 folders.
398
1980-1981.
399
1982.
400
1983-1984.
401
1985-1986.
402-405
Documents concerning the Workers' Birth Control Group .   1922-1928 and n.d.  4 folders.
402
1922-1924.
403
1925.
404
1926.
405
1926-1928 and n.d.
406
Documents concerning the World Disarmament Campaign (WDC) .   1980-1986.  1 folder.
407-410
Documents concerning the World League for Sexual Reform (WLSR) .   1928-1936.  4 folders.
407
1928-1929.
408
1930-1932.
409
1933-1934.
410
1935-1936.
411-412
Correspondence concerning the World League for Sexual Reform (WLSR) , alphabetically arranged.   1929-1934.  2 folders.
411
A - J.
412
K - W.
413-416
Documents concerning other peace-, disarmament- and human rights organizations.   1950-1986.  4 folders.
413
1950-1960.
414
1961-1964.
415
1965-1981.
416
1982-1986.
417
Documents concerning other women's organizations.   1931, 1936, 1946-1986.  1 box.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Political activities
418-420
Correspondence about various political issues. With notes and clippings.   1921-1978.  3 folders.
418
1921-1934, 1941-1954.
419
1960-1964.
420
1965-1978.
421
Correspondence about the local politics.   1961-1965.  1 folder.
422
Documents concerning her candidature for the Labour Party for St. Levan Parish Council election and for the West Penwith Rural District Council.   1963-1965.  1 folder.
423
Documents concerning the local politics of the Labour Party .   1963-1979.  1 folder.
424
Documents concerning her membership of the Parish Council of St. Levan and supervision of the St. Buryan County Primary School on behalf of the council.   1964-1969.  1 folder.
425
Documents concerning a petition against the constituency boundary changes proposed for Cornwall.   1966-1968.  1 cover.
426
Correspondence concerning Helen Joseph's banning order from South Africa.   1967-1968.  1 cover.

Participation in public debate
427-431
Carbon copies of letters to editors of newspapers.   1920,   1926,   1951-1986 and n.d.  5 folders.
427
N.d., 1920, 1926, 1951-1965.
428
1966-1971.
429
1972-1977.
430
1978-1981.
431
1982-1986.
432
Clippings of letters to editors of newspapers.   1925-1986.  1 folder.
433
Correspondence, mainly with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on free expression of opinion.   1960-1980.  1 folder.
434-437
Correspondence and documentation on Vietnam.   1961-1976.  4 folders.
434
1961-1964.
435
1965-1966.
436
1967-1970.
437
1972-1976.
438
Correspondence, mainly with members of the House of Commons.   1977-1986.  1 cover.
439
Correspondence concerning protests against the British Government's decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). With documentation.   1985-1986.  1 cover.

Lecturing
440
'Young China. Hints on Building the New Civilisation'. Printed text of the lecture. With correspondence and a clipping.   1920-1921.  1 cover.
441
Notes concerning lectures.   1930 and n.d.  1 cover.
442
Clippings concerning speeches by Dora Russell .   1934.  1 cover.
443
Announcements of lectures by Dora Russell .   1934,   1949-1951.  1 cover.
444
Documents concerning an invitation to speak at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the West German Women's Peace Movement.   1959-1961.  1 cover.
445
'The Education of Women'. Printed text of the speech.   1961.  1 volume.
446
Correspondence about an invitation to speak for The Philosophy Society, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Coventry.   1978-1979.  1 cover.
447
Documents concerning a speech for the Labour Women's Action Committee (WAC) at a Labour Party conference in Blackpool.   1984.  1 cover.

Participation in conferences and meetings

N.B. See also participation in organizations.
448
Documents concerning the conference on Education for Democracy and the Modern World, organized by the Association for Education in Citizenship, held in Bristol.   1938.  1 cover.
449
Documents concerning the International Conference on Problems of Democracy, Peace and Humanity, held in Paris.   1939.  1 cover.
450-451
Documents concerning the general conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) , held in Paris (1946).   1945-1947.  2 folders.
450
Conference reports.
451
Other documents.
452-453
Documents concerning the Peoples Congress for Peace, held in Vienna (1952).   1952-1953.  2 folders.
452
Congress newspapers and circulars.
453
Other documents.
454-455
Documents concerning the Conference of Consultative Non-Governmental Organizations, held in Geneva (1954).   1954, 1956.  2 folders.
454
1954, March - September.
455
1954, September - December, and 1956.
456-458
Documents concerning the meeting of the Council of the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) , held in Peking.   1956.  3 folders.
456
Opening and reports.
457
Speeches.
458
Other documents.
459-460
Documents concerning the meeting of the Women's International Assembly for Disarmament, held in Kungälv, Sweden.   1959.  2 folders.
459
Circulars.
460
Other documents.
461
Documents concerning the meeting of the European Women's Assembly on the 'Responsability of Women in the Atomic Age', held in Salzburg (1960).   1959-1960.  1 folder.
462-463
Documents concerning the conferences of the World Parliament Association (WPA), held in Berne (1959) and Venice (1960).   1959-1960.  2 folders.
462
1959.
463
1960.
464
Documents concerning the conference on Popular Culture and Personal Responsibility, organized by the National Union of Teachers, held in London.   1960.  1 folder.
465
Documents concerning the international meeting of Heads of Television, held at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris.   1960.  1 cover.
466
Documents concerning the Tenth Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, held in London.   1962.  1 cover.
467-468
Documents concerning the meeting of the World Forum of Women, held in Brussels.   1962.  2 folders.
467
Folder 1.
468
Folder 2.
469
Documents concerning the World Gathering of Women for Disarmament, held in Vienna.   1962.  1 folder.
470-472
Documents concerning the World Congress of Women, held in Moscow.   1963.  3 folders.
470
Folder 1.
471
Folder 2.
472
Folder 3.
473
Documents concerning the Third Conference on the Pathogenesis of War, held in Cambridge.   1963.  1 folder.
474
Documents concerning the conference of the International Continuing Committee Towards Disarmament on 'Nuclear Weapons Political and Military Dangers of the Arms Race', held in London.   1971-1972.  1 folder.
475
Documents concerning the Dartington conferences, held in Totnes, England.   1982,   1985.  1 folder.
476-477
Documents concerning the conference on the Korean War, held at the East Asia Centre of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.   1985.  2 folders.
476
Correspondence and documentation.
477
Papers for the conference.

Interviews
478-480
Documents concerning interviews with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).   1970-1986.  3 folders.
478
1970 - 1982.
479
1983 - 1984, June.
480
1984, July, - 1986.
481
Documents concerning interviews, mainly with magazines and other television stations.   1975-1986.  1 folder.
482
Clippings of interviews.   1980-1985.  1 folder.

Travelling
483-484
Notebooks concerning various travels.   1920-1921,   1978-1980 and n.d.  2 folders.
483
1920-1921.
484
1978-1980 and n.d.
485-486
Documents concerning a journey to the Soviet Union at the invitation of the Soviet Women's Anti Fascist Committee.   1951-1952.  2 folders.
485
Correspondence and documentation.
486
Collected articles and notes.
487
Documents concerning holiday tours, organized by Dora Russell and David C. Burke .   1958-1959.  1 folder.
488
Documents concerning a journey to Paris with a delegation of women to present letters for peace and disarmament to the British-, Soviet- and American embassies during the Summit conference in Paris.   1960.  1 folder.

Other subjects
489
Correspondence about Beacon Hill School . With documentation.   1947-1979.  1 folder.
490
Documents concerning the erection of a memorial for Bertrand Russell .   1978-1981,   1983.  1 folder.
491
Documents concerning the contribution to the film 'Reds'.   1981-1982.  1 folder.

DOCUMENTATION

492
Documentation on Albania. With notes.   c. 1960-1975.  1 folder.
493
Clipping of the article "Where Eugene O'Neill Wrote His First Plays" by Griffin Barry , published in Everyman , Feb. 19,   1931.  1 piece.
494-499
Documentation on birth control.   1923-1938,   1962-1977.  3 boxes, 2 folders and 1 volume.
494
1923-1925. (folder)
495
1924-1926. (volume)
496
1924 - 1925, August.
497
1925, September, - 1926.
498
1927-1930.
499
1931-1935, 1938, 1962-1977 and n.d. (folder)
500
Clippings concerning a conference of nudists, held in London.   1934.  1 cover.
501-503
Documentation on education.   c. 1945-1986.  3 folders.
501
1945-1949.
502
1957-1968.
503
1972-1986.
504-505
Documentation on Korea.   1950-1983.  2 folders.
504
1950-1968.
505
1969-1983.
506
Articles written by Conrad Noel in The Cambridge Magazine , Febr. 1, 1917, vol. 8, no. 17, and Febr. 15, 1919, Vol. 8, no. 19. about Dora Russell 's article 'The Right to be Happy'.   1917,   1919.  1 cover.
507-508
Documentation on peace and disarmament.   1934, 1956-1982.  2 folders.
507
1934, 1956-1958.
508
1959-1982 and n.d.
509-510
Documentation on politics.   1921-1934,   1944-1968.  2 folders.
509
1921-1934.
510
1944-1968.
511
Documentation concerning Bertrand Russell .   1923-1974.  1 folder.
512
Clipping on Russia.   c. 1924.  1 piece.
513
Documentation on Vietnam.   1966-1979.  1 cover.
514
Clippings of a series of articles on violence by several authors, published in The Guardian .   1967.  1 cover.
515-516
Documentation on women.   1922-1985.  2 folders.
515
1922-1961.
516
1962-1985 and n.d.

PAPERS OF RELATIVES


Harriet R. Barry
517
Incoming letters. Partly photocopies.   1938-1948, 1975-1984 and n.d.  1 cover..
518
Identification card.   1944.  1 piece.

Roderick Barry
519
Correspondence.   1940-1954,   1966.  1 cover.
520
Notes on English economic history. With clippings.   1946-1947.  1 folder.
521
Pocket diary.   1948.  1 volume.

E.M. (Bindy) Black
522
Incoming letters.   1939 and n.d.  1 cover.

Sara I. Black-Davisson
523
Letters from Dora Russell .   1920-1921, 1926 and n.d.  1 cover.

Gordon (Pat) Grace
524-525
Letters from Dora Russell .   1939-1943 and n.d.  2 folders.
524
1939-1943.
525
N.d.
526
Other correspondence.   1935-1949.  1 folder.
527
Pocket diaries.   1947-1948.  1 cover.
528
Documents concerning the National Unemployed Workers' Movement (NUWM) .   1935-1936.  1 cover.
529
Miscellaneous personal documents.   1932,   1937-1949.  1 cover.

Bertrand A.W. Russell
530
Incoming letters. With a handwritten copy of a letter to Marie Stopes.   1922-1931.  1 cover.
531
Membership cards.   1922-1924.  1 cover.
532
Typescripts of articles.   N.d.  1 cover.
533
Typescript of the article 'Researches in Engineering Mathematics' by W.F. Dunton .   1923.  1 cover.

John C. Russell
534
Correspondence. With notes and documentation.   1930-1984.  1 folder.
535
Miscellaneous personal documents.   1931-1953.  1 cover.

Katharine (Kate) Tait-Russell
536
Incoming letters.   1948 and n.d.  1 cover.

Fisher Unwin
537
Correspondence.   1944.  1 cover.

BEACON HILL SCHOOL


General

538
Minutes of the council meetings.   1937-1940 and n.d.  1 folder.
539-546
Correspondence, chronologically arranged.   1926,   1928-1943.  4 boxes and 4 folders.
539
1926, 1928-1934.
540
1935-1937, June.
541
1937, July, - 1939, October.
542
1939, November, - 1940, August.
543
1940, September - December. (folder)
544
1941. (folder)
545
1942. (folder)
546
1943. (folder)
547
'Postbook'.   1937.  1 volume.
548-556
Correspondence, alphabetically arranged.   1929-1938.  5 boxes and 4 folders.
548
A - Christmas.
549
Central - F.
550
G - K.
551
L - N.
552
O - Smith.
553
Snell - Symon. (folder)
554
T. (folder)
555
U - V. (folder)
556
W, Y. (folder)
557
Lists of names and date of birth of pupils and staff. With some other names and addresses.   1930-1931,   1934,   1939.  1 cover.

Premises

558
Lists of the inventory of Beacon Hill School .   N.d.  1 cover.
559
Memorandum of agreement about the tenancy of 'The Glebe'. With a report.   1936.  1 cover.
560
Copy of the lease of Kingwell Hall. With a list of the inventory.   1937.  1 cover.

Finances and legal advice

561-568
Correspondence about financial matters, including the bankruptcy.   1928-1944.  8 folders.
561
1928-1938.
562
1939.
563
1940, January - March.
564
1940, April - June.
565
1940, July - September.
566
1940, October - December and n.d.
567
1941.
568
1942-1944.
569-573
Correspondence with solicitors, including the bankruptcy.   1934-1943.  5 folders.
569
1934-1935.
570
1936.
571
1937.
572
1938-1940.
573
1941-1943.
574-577
Correspondence about an appeal for money for Beacon Hill School , including correspondence with the Federation of Progressive Societies and Individuals (FPSI) and some other correspondence concerning Beacon Hill School .   1935-1936.  4 folders.
NB. See also inv.nos. 360-362.
574
1935.
575
1936, January - May.
576
1936, June - July.
577
1936, August - December.
578
Balance sheets and profit and loss accounts.   1935-1942.  1 cover.
579
Bank account books.   1927,   1934-1936.  1 cover.
580
Carbon copies of parents' accounts.   1932-1941.  1 folder.
581
Invoices and receipts, chronologically arranged.   1928-1935.  1 folder.
582-586
Invoices and receipts, alphabetically arranged.   1927-1936.  4 folders and 1 box.
582
A.
583
B.
584
C.
585
D - G.
586
H - W, Y. (box)
587
Financial notes and notebooks.   1928-1940.  1 folder.
588
Insurance policies.   1937-1940.  1 cover.
589
File on the financial arrangements of the evacuated Fortis Green School from London to Beacon Hill School .   1939-1940.  1 cover.

Staff

590-594
Correspondence with applicants, teachers and correspondence concerning teachers.   1928-1940.  5 folders.
590
1928-1931, June.
591
1931, July, - 1932.
592
1934.
593
1935-1937.
594
1938-1940.

Pupils


Activities
595
Minutes of the meetings of the Everything Society.   1935-1939,   1943.  1 folder.
596-601
Exercise books, alphabetically arranged by the first names of the pupils.   1932,   1937-1943 and n.d.  5 boxes and 1 folder.
596
Unidentified. (folder)
597
Alan - Beate.
598
Christopher - Donald.
599
Dorotea - Jackie.
600
Jane - Kate.
601
Lola - Tony.
602
Texts of poems.   1930-1932,   1940 and n.d.  1 folder.
603-606
(Illustrated) compositions, schoolmagazines, fingerpaintings and drawings.   1935-1942 and n.d.  3 folders and 2 boxes.
603
Schoolmagazines.   1936-1937, 1940.
604
Concertina books.
605
Other texts and illustrations.
606
Idem, large sizes. (2 boxes)
607
Designs for Christmas cards and costumes for plays and photographs of wooden dolls.   N.d.  1 folder.
608
Lists and time tables of the pupils' sports activities, performed school tasks and domestic tasks.   1932-1933,   1937-1939 and n.d.  1 cover.

Reports
609-610
Files with general and medical information.   1927-1932.  2 folders.
NB. Restricted until 2020.
609
Bertram - James.
610
Jason - Valya.
611-614
Psychological reports.   1927-1932.  4 folders.
NB. Restricted until 2020.
611
Several pupils.
612
Billy - John.
613
Judith - Peter.
614
Polly - Valya.
615
Daily record books.   1927-1931.  1 box.
NB. Restricted until 2020.
616-617
Medical reports.   1927-1940.  2 folders.
NB. Restricted until 2020.
616
Folder 1.
617
Folder 2.
618
Completed forms for intelligence tests. With test material.   1929-1930.  1 folder.
NB. Restricted until 2020.
619-621
Term reports.   1929-1939.  3 folders.
NB. Restricted until 2020.
619
1929-1936.
620
1937.
621
1938-1939.

Parents' correspondence
622-630
Correspondence with parents, chronologically arranged.   1931-1943.  5 folders and 4 boxes.
NB. Restricted until 2020.
622
1931-1932.
623
1933.
624
1934-1935. (box)
625
1936-1937. (box)
626
1938. (box)
627
1939. (box)
628
1940, January - May.
629
1940, June - December.
630
1941-1943.
631-635
Correspondence with parents, alphabetically arranged by the first names of the pupils.   1931-1939.  5 folders.
NB. Restricted until 2020.
631
Alan; Ann. 1931-1935.
632
Beate; Bronwen and Jennifer; Daphne and Margaret. 1934-1937.
633
Donald; Euan. 1934-1939.
634
Jeremy and Merry; June; Lola. 1934-1938.
635
Rosa; Suzanne; Tony. 1933-1938.

Nutrition
636
Lists of menus.   1928,   1937-1938 and n.d.  1 folder.

Education

637-639
School-books, story books and other instruction material.   1925-1939 and n.d.  7 folders.
637
Several subjects; Art and Handwork; Biology.
638
English (I).
639
English (II).
640
English (III).
641
English (IV).
642
French; Games; German.
643
Mathematics; Music.
644-646
Texts of plays. Typed.   1936-1943 and n.d.  3 folders.
644
1936-1937.
645
1938-1943.
646
N.d.
647
Exercise-books with drafts of plays, written by Dora Russell .   1937-1940 and n.d.  1 folder.
648
Lists with questions for test papers.   1932 and n.d.  1 cover.
649
Miscellaneous notes on education.   1936-1937 and n.d.  1 cover.

Educational organizations

650
Correspondence with the English Association of New Schools . With documentation.   1932-1936.  1 folder.
651
Documents concerning the Essex Education Committee . With other documents on education.   1935-1938.  1 folder.

Promotion

652
Prospectuses and circular letters of Beacon Hill School . With manuscripts and proofs.   c. 1927-1940.  1 folder.
653
Correspondence with visitors of Beacon Hill School .   1935-1936 and n.d.  1 folder.
654
Programmes of 'open days' at Beacon Hill School .   1936 and n.d.  1 cover.
655
Manuscripts of articles about Beacon Hill School by Dora Russell and Elizabeth Cross .   N.d.  1 cover.

Documentation

656
Clippings about Beacon Hill School .   1931-1937.  1 cover.
657
Documentation on schools and education.   1908-1947.  1 box.

ANNEX

658
Documents relating to the memorial meeting for Dora Russell .   1986.  1 cover.
659
Clippings and printed articles about Dora Russell . With photographs. Photocopies.   1986.  1 cover.
660
Correspondence with Terry Philpot. Photocopies.   1969,   1975.  1 cover.

Supplement 1994


PAPERS OF DORA RUSSELL


Correspondence and addresses
661
Telegrams from Bertrand A.W. Russell .   1934.  1 cover.
662
Draft of a letter to Bertrand A.W. Russell .   N.d.  1 piece.
663
Correspondence with John C. Russell .   1933-1934,   1976-1977.  1 folder.
664-669
Correspondence with Katharine (Kate) Tait-Russell .   1932-1970.  6 folders.
664
1932-1937.
665
1938-1939.
666
1940-1942.
667
1943-1949.
668
1950-1959.
669
1960-1970.
670
Other correspondence.   1954-1981.  1 folder.
671
Alphabetical card index with names and addresses.   N.d.  1 folder.

Finances and legal advice
672-676
Legal and financial correspondence and some other correspondence regarding John C. Russell and other relatives.   1947-1986.  3 folders and 2 boxes.
672
1947-1948, 1955-1970.
673
1971 - 1977, March. (box)
674
1977, April, - 1981. (box)
675
1982-1983.
676
1984-1986.
677-680
Legal correspondence with Lewis W. Taylor & Co., Solicitors, mainly regarding John C. Russell and other relatives.   1955-1983.  4 folders.
677
1955, 1958-1961.
678
1962-1970.
679
1971-1975.
680
1977-1983.
681
Legal correspondence with Rubinstein Callingham, Solicitors, mainly regarding John C. Russell and other relatives.   1980-1985.  1 folder.
682
Correspondence with publishers, mainly concerning royalties of publications by John C. Russell .   1963-1985.  1 folder.

PAPERS OF RELATIVES


Roderick (Roddy) Barry
683
Letters from Katharine (Kate) Russell .   1939-1940,   1942.  1 folder.

John C. Russell
684
Miscellaneous correspondence.   1954-1987.  1 folder.
685
Typescript and clippings of his speech in the House of Lords.   1978.  1 folder.

Katharine (Kate) Tait-Russell
686
Letters from Dora Russell .   1936,   1939,   1975-1986.  1 folder.
687
Other incoming letters.   1936 and n.d.  1 cover.
688
Legal and financial correspondence regarding John C. Russell .   1986-1987.  1 cover.
689
Clipping of an article relating to Dora Russell .   1986.  1 piece.

Harriet R. Ward-Barry
690
Letters from Katharine (Kate) Russell .   1939.  1 cover.
691
Legal and financial correspondence regarding John C. Russell .   1986-1987.  1 cover.

Supplement 2008


PAPERS OF DORA RUSSELL


Correspondence and addresses
692-711
Correspondence. With notes by Harriet R. Ward-Barry.   1927-1986.  12 covers, 5 pieces and 3 boxes.
692
Baker, Roy .   1941.
693
Barry, Griffin .   1928-1932. (box)
694
Barry, Griffin.   1933-1950. (box)
695
Barry, Harriet .   1939-1986 and n.d. (box)
696
Barry, Harriet H.   1931-1936.
697
Barry, Roderick (Roddy) . 1944, 1958, 1963.
698
Burke, Brenda, Caroline and Christopher .   1968-1970 and n.d.
699
Gillard, Maud .   1933. (piece)
700
Grace, Gordon (Pat) .   1940. (piece)
701
Howell, Lily . 1933, 1962, 1972.
702
Meynell, Vera , and Taggard, Jed .   1935-1936.
703
Nicod, Therese .   1961.
704
Randall, Roy G.   1927. (piece)
705
Russell, John C.   1940. (piece)
706
Simms, Harriet .   1973.
707
Tait, Andrew and David .   1968-1969 and n.d.
708
Ward, Ben , and Unwin, Barney and Tom . 1963-1983.
709
Ward, Colin . 1965-1983.
710
(Unidentified), Helen.   1937. (piece)
711
(Unidentified), Rehwa and Tabitha.   N.d.
712-715
Card index of names and addresses concerning the Permanent International Committee of Mothers (PICM) , later extended with the Women's Caravan of Peace and others.   1955-1959 and n.d.  4 folders.
712
Persons in Great Britain, A - K.
713
Persons in Great Britain, L - Z.
714
Organizations in Great Britain.
715
Persons and organizations abroad.

Family
716
Receipt for hospital fees, probably concerning Roderick (Roddy) Barry.   1932.  1 piece.
717
School reports and forms concerning Roderick (Roddy) and Harriet Barry. With school prospectuses.   1942-1944.  1 cover.

PAPERS OF RELATIVES


Griffin Barry
718
Draft of a letter to and copies of correspondence with Bertrand Russell .   c. 1931, 1933.  1 cover.
719
Letters from Dora Russell .   1932-1935.  1 folder.
720
Letters from Harriet H. Barry , his mother. With a letter from Mary Holland .   1932-1934.  1 cover.
721
Letters from Jed Taggard .   1932-1933.  1 cover.
722
Letter from 'Trilby' Ewer .   1932.  1 piece.

Roderick (Roddy) Barry
723
Letter from Griffin Barry.   1940.  1 piece.
724
Postcard from Harriet Barry.   1948.  1 piece.

Gordon (Pat) Grace
725
Painted birthday card by Harriet Barry.   c. 1942.  1 piece.

John C. Russell
726
Postcard from Harriet Barry.   1966.  1 piece.

Harriet R. Ward-Barry
727-736
Correspondence.   1937-1947, 1982-1986.  9 covers and 1 folder.
727
Barry, Griffin . Contains also a letter from Griffin to Lily Howell (1940) and from John C. Russell to Griffin (1942). 1937-1943.
728
Corbett, Joy .   1940-1942.
729
Gelb, Paul , and Heller, Grete .   1940 and n.d.
730
Gordon, Jackie .   c. 1942.
731
Grace, Gordon (Pat) .   1941-1947.
732
Howell, Lily .   1938-1943 and n.d.
733
Russell, Dora .   1982-1986. (folder)
734
Russell, John C.   c. 1938-1945.
735
Tait-Russell, Katharine (Kate) .   1939-1942 and n.d.
736
Others.   1939-1940 and n.d.
737-740
Other documents.   1939-1946.  4 covers.
737
Drawings and poems by Harriet. c. 1939-1942.
738
Collected postcards and letter from others.   1939 and n.d.
739
Exercise-books and tests for English class and 'A trip into that "other world"', typescript of an essay.   1942-1944 and n.d.
740
Documents concerning an audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.   1946.

BEACON HILL SCHOOL


Papers of Jonathan Pritchard
741
Illustrated programmes of plays and typed texts of plays.   1932-1933, 1938 and n.d.  1 cover.
742
Draft of a circular for parents of pupils concerning propositions for new school buildings. With an accompanying letter.   1934.  1 cover.

Papers of others
743
Illustrated greeting letter from the staff to Dora Russell and Griffin Barry, letter from E.H. Beernink in Berkshire to the school concerning his offer to let the school use his house and letter from Dorothy, a pupil, to her mother.   1932, 1934 and n.d.  1 cover.
744
'An English Education', copy of the part of autobiographical writings by Ati Gropius Johansen , formerly called Beate Frank , concerning her stay at Beacon Hill School 1936-1937. With accompanying letters.   1985.  1 cover.

Accrual 2011

745
Article by Claire Colvin on the life and 'rediscovery' of Dora Russell in The Times Octobre 28 1983.   1983.  1 piece.

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