collection P47 - Records of Birr Business & Professional Women’s Association

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Records of Birr Business & Professional Women’s Association


  • 1967 - 1981 (Production)

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4 items

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Histoire administrative

Birr Business and Professional Women’s Club was formed in the County Arms Hotel, in November 1967. It was the first business and professional women’s club to be formed in Ireland outside of Dublin.

Histoire archivistique

Acquired by Offaly County Library in 2000.

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Two minute books, a lecture record book, and a postage book for the association.

The minute books, dating from 1967 when the group was formed, contain a record of committee meetings held on a monthly basis, until its winding down in 1982 due to dwindling numbers and loss of subscriptions. They detail the finances of the association and plans for annual lecture programmes, including speakers and titles of papers. Also includes newspaper cuttings and some loose correspondence relating to national and international women's issues.

The lecture record book contains details and sometimes a synopsis of each lecture delivered to the association by its invited speakers, and also contains newspaper cuttings describing the lecture and its attendance. This book was also used to record meetings of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women.

The postage book records financial outlay for postage and stationary from 1968-1979.

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Conditions d’accès

By appointment only. Contact Offaly Archives at [email protected]

Conditions de reproduction

May be reproduced for research and private study only in accordance with provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act (2000), and at the discretion of the archivist. No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without the express permission of copyright holder.

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Extensive use of adhesive tape throughout the volumes has resulted in paper discoloration, and due to the degradation of the adhesive, many of the cuttings pasted into the volumes are now in loose format. Two of the books are partially disbound.

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Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

ISAD (G), 2nd Ed.

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

July 2019, Ciara O'Brien.




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