Series MER - [Box 12] 'Mercier Papers'

[Bundle 1] Copies of letters-Mercier to Graham,press cuttings. [Bundle 2] Copies of letters-resignations-Graham's talk and press cuttings. [Bundle 3] Graham's talk to resident staff - minutes. [Bundle 4] Board of Education report into City of Leeds Training College. Copy of correspondence with Board of Education respecting the investigation Section A. Establishment and growth of the College Section B. Working arrangements of the College Section C. Appointment of lady Vice-Principal Section D. Trend of policy of Vice-Principal Section E. Effect of the policy of Vice-Principal
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GB 2830 BPL/MER

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[Box 12] 'Mercier Papers'

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  • 1916 - 1933 (Accumulation)

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1 box containing 5 bundles of printed matter, typewritten and handwritten documents.

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(1907-1965)

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These papers were kept among the archive holdings of the Library at Beckett Park. Possibly part of the collection of material that was split, with the majority being handed over to the the Leeds Record Office at Sheepscar.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Judith Atteridge

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The majority of this material dates from around 1916 and records the resignation of Vice-Principal Winifred Mercier, the 'talk' to residential staff given by James Graham, Secretary for Education at Leeds, and the resulting resignation of sixteen women tutors from the College. It includes copies of letters among the key players in the so called 'scandal' news paper clippings relating to the events and reports from the Board of Education.

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The original five bundles of papers has been retained, although it is clear that some items are missing and others out of place. No attempt has been made at this time to put the material into a logical order. It is probable that over the time these papers were held in the Library consecutive users have moved items from their original order.

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ISAD(G), Second edition.

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June 2013

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Compiled by Keith Rowntree

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