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Darning, Doylies and Dancing: the work of the Leeds Association of Girls' Clubs (1904-1913)

Jones, Helen M.F. (2011) Darning, Doylies and Dancing: the work of the Leeds Association of Girls' Clubs (1904-1913). Women's history review, 20 (3). pp. 369-388. ISSN 0961-2025

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    Abstract

    The Leeds Association of Girls' Clubs (LAGC) was set up by a group of women, including Hilda Hargrove, Dr Lucy Buckley and Mary and Margaret Harvey, to promote collaboration between the city's girls' clubs. The organisation epitomised women working in partnership whilst reflecting their differing philanthropic and political interests. However LAGC's collaborative approach resulted in liberal consensus which downplayed the significance of girls' working conditions. Throughout the decade LAGC's focus was its annual competitions. These featured utilitarian and decorative handicrafts (darning and doylies) enshrining both frugality and aspiration, alongside dance and drill which channelled girls' vigour. Nevertheless, LAGC's resilience resulted in an organisation which is still in existence.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
    D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 15:17
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:27
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/10776

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