Photo Friday: Fanny Calder a woman on a mission

FLCalderThis week we have selected a Photo Friday to celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March). The image is of Fanny Calder, who founded the FL Calder College of Domestic Science, which was one of the independent institutions that eventually became Liverpool John Moores University. Fanny Calder was a promoter of education in domestic subjects. She was instrumental in the founding of the domestic subjects movement’s first national organisation, the Association of Teachers of Domestic Science in 1897. Late twentieth century historians have disputed the significance of the domestic subjects movement and the place of domestic ideology and work in women’s lives is a contentious issue. Calder’s contemporaries, however acknowledged her personal and local achievements for women’s education when in 1913, Liverpool University conferred upon her the degree MA honoris causa in Education.

 We hold the F L Calder Archive here and it includes early cookery books, letters, administrative record and photographs. In one of the letters in the collection Florence Nightingale refers to Miss Calder as the “Saint of the Laundry, Cooking and Health”. We also hold in the collection the medal she is wearing in the photograph and one of her cloaks. Access to all material in our Special Collections is by arrangement with the LJMU Archivist

In recognition of International Women’s Day there are a number of free events being hosted by the Merseyside Women’s Movement, with contributions from Dr. Vicky Canning from Liverpool John Moores University:

http://merseysidewomen.org.uk/2014/02/19/international-womens-day-2014-events/

International womens day

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