Women in the National Archives (UK)

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Women in The National Archives consists of two distinct components: (1) a finding aid to women’s studies resources in The National Archives (UK) and (2) the original documents on the suffrage question in Britain, 1903-1928, and the granting of women’s suffrage in the colonial territories, 1930-1962. The database also presents a chronology of women’s rights in Britain from 1820 to 1970.


There is a Help tab in the menu bar at the top of every screen.Within Help, the Teaching section includes step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate the material in the database into a course management site.

Dates covered

Full text documents: 1903-1962.

Updating frequency

The database is complete.


The National Archives, United Kingdom

Type of coverage

Full-text primary documents in PDF format. 

Print counterpart or
related resources

Not applicable.

Producer/content provider

The National Archives, United Kingdom

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Adam Matthew Digital