This can include all manner of material including both official documentation and random ephemera which have been deemed important enough to deposit in a recognised archive.
To find out what material there might be and where it is, you can try the following online search portals:
- The National Archives DISCOVERY database
Discovery holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the country. Over 9 million records are available for download.
- The Archives Hub
The Archives Hub is a free service describing physical and digitised collections held in higher education, specialist, local authority, business and other research archives. It is updated every week with new content.
- British Library resources for Women’s studies
Every county has a local authority record office which will hold many records relating to the relevant administrative county. In addition, there are a wide range of specialist repositories.
Your nearest county office is Worcestershire Archives & Archaeology Service at the Hive
Holds a collection of records relating to the administrative county of Worcestershire, including
- public records for health, education, the local and county councils, Health Boards, Boards of Guardians (including poor relief, workhouse, child welfare and health records pre-1930)
- ecclesiastical records: parish records and magazines, church organisations, parish council minutes, poor law etc
- private records: individual or family papers, records of large estates or of societies and organisations
- business records
- Media recordings like audio, oral history & film
The LSE Special Collections include material relating to a wide range of topics including
The records of the National Birthday Trust Fund are held by the Wellcome Collection
The National Archives: archive document facsimiles and case studies relating to Women’s Suffrage in the early 1900s
UNESCO Women’s Suffrage documents: digital images of eight documents from the Parliamentary Archives and the Women’s Library which were recognised by UNESCO on their Memory of the World UK Register in 2011