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Papers and objects of Bessie Rischbieth, 1900-1967 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2655892
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Rischbieth, Bessie Mabel, 1874-1967
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1900-1967] 
7.5 m. 

1. Family and personal correspondence, 1911-1959. 2. Travel diaries for 1927, 1946 and 1957. 3. Articles and broadcasts with accompanying notes, 1936-1950. 4. Collection of documents relating to the English Suffragette movement. 5. Papers relating to Australian women's suffrage. 6. Papers relating to Rischbieth's involvement in various women's organisations. 7. Papers relating to the British Commonwealth League, which was formed in 1925 as a branch of the International Women's Suffrage Alliance. 8. Papers relating to the International Women's Suffrage Alliance, which was founded in 1904 and in 1946 became the International Alliance of Women. 9. Correspondence, reports and other papers relating to Rischbieth's 1935 appointment as Australian Delegate to the League of Nations. 10. Papers relating to the formation of the United Nations, 1944-1945, with reports of the U.N. Commission on the Status of women. 11. Subject files on various countries and subjects. The files include correspondence, pamphlets, press cuttings and other Papers.


Feminist. Co-founder of the Women's Service Guild of Western Australia, 1909. Co-founder and President, Australian Federation of Women Voters, 1921-1942. In the later years of her life Rischbieth clashed with Jessie Street, whom she labelled a communist.


Manuscript reference no. : MS 2004.

Selected item(s) also available online

Related Material China bowl presented to board members, International Woman Suffrage Alliance by Frauenweltbund; located at; National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC OBJ A40006883 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E960

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Rischbieth, Bessie Mabel, 1874-1967 -- Archives.  |  Australian Federation of Women Voters.  |  International Woman Suffrage Alliance.  |  Feminists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women's rights -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1900-1967 
Occupation Feminists.

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