Papers of Dr Esther Breitenbach. Edit




  • 1966-2014. (Creation)


  • 12 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The collection reflects Dr Esther Breitenbach's involvement in the women's movement in Scotland, and in particular her secondments to work on gender equality in public policy-making in the Scottish and UK governments while Research Fellow in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh, 1998-2003. The papers cover her role in the establishment of Engender, 1991-2006; her work as the Women's Issues Research Consultant in the Scottish Office, later the Scottish Executive Equality Unit, 1998-2001; her work for the Women and Equality Unit based in the Cabinet Office, later in the Department of Trade and Industry, UK Government, 2001-2003; as well as her contributions to feminist initiatives including the 'Radical Scotland' Women's Group, 1986. Also represented are papers from the Woman's Claim of Right campaign to improve women's representation in the future Scottish Parliament, 1989-1991. The collection includes assorted annotated pamphlets, 1966-1988, conference papers, and various printed reports on global feminist campaigns and strategies, which were retained by Dr Breitenbach to inform various aspects of her work on gender equality.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 2017, by Esther Breitenbach, Edinburgh.

  • Appraisal

    Duplicates and unannotated, unpublished drafts of conference papers by third parties were weeded.

  • Related Materials

    Acc.12147: Papers and correspondence of Engender. Acc.14055: Papers of Joan Gibson relating to her involvement with Engender and other women's organisations.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.