Welcome to Women’s History Month, a national campaign to raise the profile of women’s history and to champion women of the past.
To celebrate, here at The National Archives we have asked members of staff to suggest their favourite documents relating to women in our collection. We have gathered suggestions from across the organisation and the results have been varied and exciting, illustrating the wealth of knowledge we hold here on all types of women’s history.
Although they are an eclectic mix, two themes have emerged out of these suggestions:
- the official voice of government, and
- women’s individual voices
The division is entirely subjective and many of the documents could arguably be included in either, but we found it helpful to view them in this way. This blog post will explore the more unexpected personal stories that came out of the staff suggestions, and a second post later in the month will look at the ‘official voices’.