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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Cambridge Refugee Committee: Minutes and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7974
Dates: 1938-1959 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Readers must complete a Data Protection Act undertaking prior to consulting this collection.

For Intellectual Liberty: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9369
Scope and Contents Comprises: minutes of meetings of the F.I.L. committee, 1935-1940; scrpabook of press cuttings, chiefly letters written by F.I.L. members to the press on a range of subjects in the lead-up to the Second World War; printed publications and statements; papers of the British Section of the International Association of Writers for the Defence of Culture, 1938-40, including letters of Hugh Walpole, Compton Mackenzie and Sylvia Townsend Warner; papers relating to refugees; publications; index of...
Dates: 1936-1940
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Papers of Margareta (Greta) Burkill

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8433
Scope and Contents

Papers concerning Margareta Burkill’s work with German and Austrian refugee children before, during and after the Second World War. The collection includes Burkill’s memoir and some correspondence. There are also notes on the children, including details of their accommodation during the war and their later careers. Also included is material relating to the Cambridge Refugee Committee.

Dates: 1938 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access: Readers must complete a data release form prior to consulting this collection.

The Papers of Professor Robert S. Hutton

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HUTT
Scope and Contents The papers relate to the work done by Professor and Mrs Hutton in caring for Jewish, Polish, Czech and other children who were brought to Cambridge from Europe in 1939 as refugees from Nazi persecution and also in attempting to secure release from internment, jobs and educational openings for adult refugees. As well as the case-histories, which comprise the bulk of the collection, are pamphlets, reports and cuttings about the Nazi regime across Europe. There are also first-hand accounts of...
Dates: 1931 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Parts of this collection are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are clearly marked.

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