Dora Winifred Russell Papers
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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.
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.
Inventory made by Tiny de Boer in 1993, updated by Wim Leendertse in 2008
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
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
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.
The papers of
, packed in some sixty boxes, were acquired in 1988. They
contained the archives of the
Beacon Hill School
papers, with the exception of the
letters received from
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.
- Correspondence, chronologically arranged. 1906, 1920-1986 and n.d. 8 boxes.
65 covers and 21 folders.
- Croall, Jonathan . 1975-1982. With an addition of correspondence and copies from Croall. 1932, 1967-1987.
- Flugel, John Carl (Jack) and Ingeborg. 1949-1955 and n.d. With correspondence with others concerning his archive. 1977-1978.
- Gelb, Paul , and Heller, Grete . 1938-1984. With photographs and postcards from Gelb and Heller. N.d. (folder)
. Correspondence and
documents from Gelb and Heller.
1935-1940 and n.d.
NB. See also Beacon Hill School staff correspondence. 1938.
- Gillard, Paul . With documents concerning his death in 1933 and letters from his parents. 1920-1936, 1982. (folder)
Education and studies
- 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.
- Notebooks, notes and examination forms for the scholarship examination at Girton College, University of Cambridge. 1911-1912. 1 folder.
- 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.
- 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.
- Correspondence with Dartington Hall School on her children's education. 1932-1948. 2 folders.
- Correspondence with the British Army concerning an attempt to release Gordon Grace . 1940-1941. 1 cover.
- 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.
- Correspondence about the tenancy of 72, Dartmouth Road, Cricklewood, London. 1945-1948. 1 cover.
Finances and legal advice
- Financial correspondence. With invoices and notes. 1925-1928, 1940-1985. 6 folders and 3 boxes.
- Correspondence with solicitors. 1926-1927, 1930-1955, 1958, 1965. 2 boxes and 2 folders.
Manuscripts and notes
- Manuscript of the book 'The Religion of the Machine Age', published in 1983. With manuscripts of articles, documentation and proofs. 1920-1983. 3 boxes.
- Proof of the book 'Hypatia; Or Women and Knowledge', published in 1925. With drafts of letters concerning reviews. 1924-1925. 1 cover.
- Manuscript of the book 'The Right to be Happy', published in 1927. With press clippings and notes. 1926-1927 and n.d. 8 folders.
- Manuscript of the book 'In Defence of Children', published in 1932. With proof. N.d. 3 folders.
- 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.
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
4 folders and 3 boxes.
- Early typescript, pages 1-268, and copy of typescript for lawyers with lawyer's libel report. 1974-1975 and n.d. (box)
- Revised sections of typescripts with lists and early typescript, pages 269-765. 1973-1974 and n.d. (box)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Manuscripts of articles for El Sol in Madrid. With correspondence and a list of the articles. 1926-1930 and n.d. 2 folders.
articles, short stories and lectures. With correspondence, notes and
3 boxes and 2 folders.
- 'What Beacon Hill School stood for' - 'Women's work in post-war England', untitled articles, parts of articles and notes.
- Manuscripts of poems and translations of poems. With some typed and printed poems by others. 1915-1976. 1 folder.
- Manuscripts of reviews and forewords for books, written by Dora Russell . With correspondence and printed reviews. 1971-1984 and n.d. 1 folder.
Contacts with literary agents and publishers
- Correspondence with various publishers. 1923-1980. 2 folders.
- Correspondence with Curtis Brown Ltd. 1976-1986. 3 folders.
- Correspondence with The Rationalist Press Association. 1969-1974. 2 folders.
- Correspondence with Virago Press. 1976-1986. 3 folders.
Publications and reviews
- Printed articles, reviews and reprints, written by Dora Russell . 1918-1985. 3 folders.
- Clippings and photocopies of reviews and articles on Dora Russell 's published books. With correspondence. 1925-1933, 1979-1986 and n.d. 2 folders.
- 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.
Typescripts by others
- 'Garsington; The Story of an Oxfordshire Manor', carbon copy of the typescript, author unknown. With notes by Dora Russell . 1926. 1 cover.
- 'One May Smile', photocopy of the typescript of a novel by Paul Gillard . c. 1933. 2 folders.
Ministry of Information
Manuscripts and articles
- Manuscripts of articles. With notes and documentation. 1944-1950. 3 folders.
- Documents concerning the prohibition by the British government of the visit of British scientists to Moscow. 1945. 1 cover.
- Documents concerning the Society for Cultural Relations Between the Peoples of the British Commonwealth and the USSR. 1945-1949. 1 cover.
- Documents concerning the International Scientific Film Congress, held in London and organized by the Scientific Film Association. 1948. 1 cover.
- Documents concerning the Working Party on Films and Colonial Development of British Documentary. 1948. 1 cover.
- 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.
- Texts of the science broadcasts to the USSR from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) . 1947-1949. 1 folder.
- 'Summaries of World Broadcasts USSR and Eastern Europe', published by the Monitoring Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 1948. 1 folder.
- Texts of transmissions from the Overseas Press Services of the Central Office of Information. 1950. 1 folder.
PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZATIONS
Permanent International Committee of Mothers (PICM)
- Documents concerning the Permanent International Committee of Mothers , chronologically arranged. 1955-1961. 2 boxes and 2 folders.
- Documents concerning the Permanent International Committee of Mothers , alphabetically arranged in subject files. 1956-1960. 14 covers and 9 folders.
Women's Caravan of Peace
- Financial correspondence and travel arrangements. 1957-1960. 3 folders.
Reporting and promotion
- 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.
- Solidarity declarations, received during the journey by the members of the Women's Caravan of Peace. 1958. 2 boxes and 1 portfolio.
- Documents concerning the Conservation Society , chronologically arranged. 1966-1979. 3 folders and 2 boxes.
- Documents concerning the Conservation Society , alphabetically arranged in subject files. 1966-1986. 21 folders and 7 covers.
- Documents concerning the Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRA) . 1936-1981. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning the Britain-China Friendship Association (BCFA) , from 1965 the Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU) . 1950-1978. 7 folders.
- Documents concerning the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS). 1969-1973. 1 folder.
- Documents concerning the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). 1958-1986. 1 box and 1 folder.
Federation of Progressive Societies and Individuals
, from 1940 the
NB. See also inv.nrs. 574-577.
- Documents concerning the Labour Party and the Independent Labour Party (ILP) . 1925-1933. 3 folders.
- Documents concerning the Married Women's Association (MWA) . 1947-1963. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning the National Assembly of Women (NAW) . 1952-1978. 5 folders.
- Documents concerning the National Committee for the Celebration of International Women's Day. 1945-1946, 1950-1953, 1977. 1 folder.
- Documents concerning the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) . 1935-1975, 1983-1984. 2 folders.
The Schizophrenia Association of Great Britain
correspondence concerning relatives.
1959, 1963-1978 and n.d.
NB. Closed until 2036.
- Documents concerning the Women's Association for Radiation Information (WARI) . 1962-1963. 1 cover.
- Documents concerning the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) . 1949-1962. 3 boxes and 1 folder.
- Documents concerning the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) . 1956-1986. 5 folders.
- Documents concerning the Women's Peace Alliance (WPA) . 1980-1986. 4 folders.
- Documents concerning the Workers' Birth Control Group . 1922-1928 and n.d. 4 folders.
- Documents concerning the World League for Sexual Reform (WLSR) . 1928-1936. 4 folders.
- Correspondence concerning the World League for Sexual Reform (WLSR) , alphabetically arranged. 1929-1934. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning other peace-, disarmament- and human rights organizations. 1950-1986. 4 folders.
- Correspondence about various political issues. With notes and clippings. 1921-1978. 3 folders.
- 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.
- 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.
- Documents concerning a petition against the constituency boundary changes proposed for Cornwall. 1966-1968. 1 cover.
Participation in public debate
- Carbon copies of letters to editors of newspapers. 1920, 1926, 1951-1986 and n.d. 5 folders.
- Correspondence, mainly with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on free expression of opinion. 1960-1980. 1 folder.
- Correspondence and documentation on Vietnam. 1961-1976. 4 folders.
- 'Young China. Hints on Building the New Civilisation'. Printed text of the lecture. With correspondence and a clipping. 1920-1921. 1 cover.
- 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.
- Correspondence about an invitation to speak for The Philosophy Society, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Coventry. 1978-1979. 1 cover.
Participation in conferences and meetings
N.B. See also participation in organizations.
- 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.
- Documents concerning the International Conference on Problems of Democracy, Peace and Humanity, held in Paris. 1939. 1 cover.
- Documents concerning the general conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) , held in Paris (1946). 1945-1947. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning the Peoples Congress for Peace, held in Vienna (1952). 1952-1953. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning the Conference of Consultative Non-Governmental Organizations, held in Geneva (1954). 1954, 1956. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning the meeting of the Council of the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) , held in Peking. 1956. 3 folders.
- Documents concerning the meeting of the Women's International Assembly for Disarmament, held in Kungälv, Sweden. 1959. 2 folders.
- 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.
- Documents concerning the conferences of the World Parliament Association (WPA), held in Berne (1959) and Venice (1960). 1959-1960. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning the conference on Popular Culture and Personal Responsibility, organized by the National Union of Teachers, held in London. 1960. 1 folder.
- 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.
- Documents concerning the Tenth Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, held in London. 1962. 1 cover.
- Documents concerning the meeting of the World Forum of Women, held in Brussels. 1962. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning the World Gathering of Women for Disarmament, held in Vienna. 1962. 1 folder.
- Documents concerning the World Congress of Women, held in Moscow. 1963. 3 folders.
- Documents concerning the Third Conference on the Pathogenesis of War, held in Cambridge. 1963. 1 folder.
- 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.
- Documents concerning interviews with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 1970-1986. 3 folders.
- Documents concerning interviews, mainly with magazines and other television stations. 1975-1986. 1 folder.
- Notebooks concerning various travels. 1920-1921, 1978-1980 and n.d. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning a journey to the Soviet Union at the invitation of the Soviet Women's Anti Fascist Committee. 1951-1952. 2 folders.
- Documents concerning holiday tours, organized by Dora Russell and David C. Burke . 1958-1959. 1 folder.
- Clipping of the article "Where Eugene O'Neill Wrote His First Plays" by Griffin Barry , published in Everyman , Feb. 19, 1931. 1 piece.
- Documentation on birth control. 1923-1938, 1962-1977. 3 boxes, 2 folders and 1 volume.
- Documentation on education. c. 1945-1986. 3 folders.
- 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.
- Documentation on peace and disarmament. 1934, 1956-1982. 2 folders.
- Clippings of a series of articles on violence by several authors, published in The Guardian . 1967. 1 cover.
PAPERS OF RELATIVES
Harriet R. Barry
Gordon (Pat) Grace
Bertrand A.W. Russell
John C. Russell
BEACON HILL SCHOOL
- Correspondence, chronologically arranged. 1926, 1928-1943. 4 boxes and 4 folders.
- Correspondence, alphabetically arranged. 1929-1938. 5 boxes and 4 folders.
Finances and legal advice
- Correspondence about financial matters, including the bankruptcy. 1928-1944. 8 folders.
- Correspondence with solicitors, including the bankruptcy. 1934-1943. 5 folders.
Correspondence about an
appeal for money for
Beacon Hill School
correspondence with the
Federation of Progressive Societies and
and some other correspondence concerning
Beacon Hill School
NB. See also inv.nos. 360-362.
- Invoices and receipts, alphabetically arranged. 1927-1936. 4 folders and 1 box.
- Exercise books, alphabetically arranged by the first names of the pupils. 1932, 1937-1943 and n.d. 5 boxes and 1 folder.
- (Illustrated) compositions, schoolmagazines, fingerpaintings and drawings. 1935-1942 and n.d. 3 folders and 2 boxes.
- Designs for Christmas cards and costumes for plays and photographs of wooden dolls. N.d. 1 folder.
Files with general and
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Completed forms for
intelligence tests. With test material.
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parents, chronologically arranged.
5 folders and 4 boxes.
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parents, alphabetically arranged by the first names of the pupils.
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- School-books, story books and other instruction material. 1925-1939 and n.d. 7 folders.
- Correspondence with the English Association of New Schools . With documentation. 1932-1936. 1 folder.
- Prospectuses and circular letters of Beacon Hill School . With manuscripts and proofs. c. 1927-1940. 1 folder.
- Clippings and printed articles about Dora Russell . With photographs. Photocopies. 1986. 1 cover.
PAPERS OF DORA RUSSELL
Correspondence and addresses
- Correspondence with Katharine (Kate) Tait-Russell . 1932-1970. 6 folders.
Finances and legal advice
- Legal and financial correspondence and some other correspondence regarding John C. Russell and other relatives. 1947-1986. 3 folders and 2 boxes.
- Legal correspondence with Lewis W. Taylor & Co., Solicitors, mainly regarding John C. Russell and other relatives. 1955-1983. 4 folders.
- Legal correspondence with Rubinstein Callingham, Solicitors, mainly regarding John C. Russell and other relatives. 1980-1985. 1 folder.