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TitleJosephy; Frances Louise (1900-1985); Liberal activist and chair of Federal Union
Ref NoJOSEPHY
LevelCollection
Date1918-1960
Extent55 boxes
Admin Biographical HistoryBorn 1900; educated at Seymour Lodge School in Dundee, St Andrews University and Newnham College, Cambridge University; research secretary to the Parliamentary Radical Group; joined National League of Young Liberals, 1924, serving as Honorary Secretary, Vice-Chairman and President (1939), and representing the NLYL on the Liberal Party Executive; British Representative, Committee of the International League of Young Liberals, Radicals and Democrats, 1931-1939; fought six elections as Liberal Parliamentary candidate, in Winchester, 1929, Basingstoke, 1931, Devizes, 1935 and 1945, and Cambridge City, 1950 and 1951; Member, Women's Press Club, [1947-1960]; joined Federal Union, 1939, elected to Executive Committee and Chairman, 1941-1945; edited Federal News, 1944-1946; Member, Central Committee, European Union of Federalists, 1946-; Member, Executive Committee, European Movement; Member of Political Commission, Council of Europe, 1948; attendee at Consultative Assembly, Council of Europe, 1948-1960; became freelance International Conference Translator, Reviser and Precis-Writer, 1951-1956; worked for 9 years as a reviser for the Assembly of Western European Union in Paris, the World Veterans Association and the North Atlantic Assembly; died January 1985.
DescriptionPapers of Frances L Josephy, 1918-1960, mainly comprising material on Europe and the Liberal Party, including committee minutes, reports and accounts of the Federal Union, 1940-1960; Federal Union publications, 1938-1964, including Federal News; committee minutes, correspondence and papers of the European Union of Federalists, 1946-1959, of which Josephy was the British representative; papers relating to the European Movement, 1947-1952; material relating to meetings of the Council of Europe and the Europa Union, 1949-1954; notes for speeches given by Josephy, 1939-1951; manuscripts, published articles and letters, 1940-1957; Liberal Party papers, including documents relating to her attempts to become an MP.
Related MaterialJosephy's photograph collection is held at the National Arts Slide Library, Special Collections, De Montfort University, Leicester. This consists of around 3400 slides documenting Josephy's travels in over 20 different countries, 1956-76
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