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Caroline Haslett

Hire purchases, milk puddings and difficult friends

By Anne Locker This is the third blog in a series on the Caroline Haslett correspondence project, looking at the ‘D’ section of the correspondence. For earlier blog posts, see here and here. As Director of the Electrical Association for... Continue Reading →

A right royal get-together

A blog looking at the royal visits to industry in 1946 in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee in 2022. By Asha Gage, IET Archivist. To effectively meet the demands that war brings, organisations are urged to mobilise their... Continue Reading →

How to build a network: lessons from the correspondence of Caroline Haslett

By Anne Locker, Library and Archives Manager This is the second IET Archives blog post looking at the re-cataloguing of the correspondence of Dame Caroline Haslett. The first instalment can be found here. The Caroline Haslett correspondence collections documents the... Continue Reading →

From the Palace to the White House: cataloguing the Caroline Haslett correspondence

By Anne Locker, Library and Archives Manager Image above: Caroline Haslett and President Truman at the White House, 1952. Caroline is standing to the President's right, in the dark dress with a striped collar (NAEST 033/12/06) Background Dame Caroline Haslett... Continue Reading →

Margaret Partridge – electrical engineer and ‘wicked adventuress’

By Anne Locker, Library and Archives Manager As part of this year’s celebrations to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), volunteers and researchers have been drawing out the stories of women who worked in all sectors of... Continue Reading →

The Woman Engineer Journal – Now Digitized and Available on the Web

The Woman Engineer (TWE) is the journal of the Women's Engineering Society (WES). It has been produced since 1919, the year that WES was formed, and has usually appeared on a quarterly basis. The cover of the first issue, published... Continue Reading →

Marie Curie – New Material Uncovered in IET Archives

The above image is a photograph of a portrait of Marie Curie possibly taken in the early 1930s. This photograph used to sit in the office of Dame Caroline Haslett alongside other photographs and documents that were particularly special to... Continue Reading →

The Electrical Association for Women (EAW) – Recipes from Earlier Decades

Given the interest generated by the recent high profile news story, when it was suggested that some of the nations’ favourite recipes would no longer be available via the BBC website, we thought that we would delve into the archives... Continue Reading →

Amy Johnson – New Papers Uncovered in WES Archives

Amy Johnson (1903-1941), the famous English aviator shown in the image above, was the first woman pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia. Either solo or together with her husband, Jim Mollison, she set many long-distance flying records in... Continue Reading →

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