Lucy Faithfull Archive

St. Hilda's College holds papers of Lucy Faithfull, Baroness Faithfull of Wolvercote, O.B.E. (1910-1996), who was elected an Honorary Fellow of the College in 1992. Baroness Faithfull was a pioneering social worker and a passionate campaigner for children and social justice. In 2008-2009 the papers were catalogued by Penelope Baker, following donations towards the work by the Eranda Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Greening Lamborn Trust, friends and colleagues of Baroness Faithfull, and members of the Social Work History Network. The College is grateful to Judith Niechcial for creating and co-ordinating the appeal for funds.

Guide to Material

The papers at St Hilda’s are concerned mainly with activities of the last ten years of Baroness Faithfull's life but include some early writings and autobiographical items. Much of the material is in the form of published papers, many with annotations and associated manuscript notes, which reveal the range and depth of her interest in and influence on the development of social policy over the last quarter of the twentieth century. A copy of the catalogue is available.