Discovering Knitting at the Regent Street Polytechnic, 1898‐1948

McNally, A. 2014. Discovering Knitting at the Regent Street Polytechnic, 1898‐1948. Textile:Cloth and Culture. 12 (1), pp. 58-71. doi:10.2752/175183514x13916051793479

TitleDiscovering Knitting at the Regent Street Polytechnic, 1898‐1948
TypeJournal article
AuthorsMcNally, A.
Abstract

The archive concerning the development and activities of the Regent Street Polytechnic held at the University of Westminster, London is an especially rich source of information concerning knitting, its changing status as craft, leisure activity, charitable work, and morale booster. Charting knitting's role in both world wars, the Boer War, and as a vital mainstay of the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, the text provides a unique insight into the spaces occupied by knitting within an educational institution and how it provided a voice and increased instrumentality for women within that establishment at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries.

KeywordsArchives
Knitting
History
First World War
JournalTextile:Cloth and Culture
Journal citation12 (1), pp. 58-71
ISSN1475-9756
Year2014
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.2752/175183514x13916051793479
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.2752/175183514x13916051793479
Publication dates
Published in print01 May 2015
Published in print2014

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