Archive of Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside
Personal and political papers of Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside including correspondence and papers chronicling her career as one of the first women Conservative MPs, a campaigner for equal pay for women and renowned back-bench figure. Included are some family papers and photographs as well as miscellaneous printed memorabilia and ephemera.
15.73 Linear metres (144 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Post-1951 constituency correspondence and executors' papers are closed.
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3463, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. b. 2109-2110, c. 6959-7017, d. 3463-3527, e. 3380; Photogr. b. 33, c. 171-174, d. 36, e. 30-31; J.L. 755
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 11070
Personal and political papers of Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside (1895-1980).
Biographical / Historical
Irene Ward (1895-1980) was MP for Wallsend, 1931-45, and Tynemouth, 1950-74. She was created Baroness Ward of North Tyneside in 1974. For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by David Greenslade, executor, 2000.
- Catalogue of the archive of Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside
- Finding aid prepared by Oliver House
- May 2004
- Language of description