The Jennie Lee Archive Collection

A chronological exhibition of the life of Jennie Lee using items from the Jennie Lee Archive and The Open University Archive collections

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audio record of Audio University educationJennie Lee talks about going to university.1982
audio record of Audio Turning point 1926Jennie Lee describes the turning point in 1926 when she turned from teaching to a career in politics.1982
video preview image for Tommy Lee Image Tommy LeeJennie Lee's brother, Tommy Lee.1930
video preview image for The Queen and Jennie Lee Image The Queen and Jennie LeeJennie Lee meeting and taking The Queen's hand on the occasion of Her Majesty's visit to The Open...1979
audio record of Audio Socialist rootsJennie Lee talks about attending Socialist Sunday School as a child in Scotland1982
video preview image for Publicity leaflet about Jennie Lee : 'An MP at twenty four' Image Publicity leaflet about Jennie Lee : 'An MP at twenty four'A leaflet about Jennie Lee titled 'An MP at twenty four' produced to publicise her lecture tour of...1931
audio record of Audio Post 1945 with NyeJennie Lee talks about her career and her support for her husband Aneurin "Nye" Bevan.1982
video preview image for Open University Charter Ceremony Image Open University Charter CeremonyJennie Lee listening to Harold Wilson speaking at the OU Charter Ceremony.1969
video preview image for Official opening of the first Open University buildings Image Official opening of the first Open University buildings Jennie Lee walking alongside Lord Mountbatten at the event to mark the official opening of the...1970
audio record of Audio NyeJennie Lee talks about her husband Aneurin "Nye" Bevan and his final illness before his death in 1960.1982
video preview image for Newspaper articles about Jennie Lee's tour of America Image Newspaper articles about Jennie Lee's tour of AmericaVarious newspaper accounts of Jennie Lee's successful lecture tours of the USA in the 1930s.1931
video preview image for Newspaper articles about Jennie Lee's defeat in the 1970 general election Image Newspaper articles about Jennie Lee's defeat in the 1970 general electionTwo newspaper articles about Jennie Lee's defeat in the 1970 general election which was seen as...1970
video preview image for Newspaper article about Jennie Lee's maiden speech in 1929 Image Newspaper article about Jennie Lee's maiden speech in 1929An article from the 'Daily Record and Mail' newspaper dated 4 May 1929 about Jennie Lee's maiden...1929
audio record of Audio NHS letterJennie Lee reads a letter addressed to Aneurin Bevan about the benefits of the National Health...1950
audio record of Audio Minister for the Arts 2Jennie Lee talks about her role as Minister responsible for the Arts.1970
audio record of Audio Minister for the Arts 1Jennie Lee discusses her role as Minister for the Arts from 1964.1982
video preview image for Letter to Jennie Lee from the Labour Party NEC Image Letter to Jennie Lee from the Labour Party NECTyped letter to Jennie Lee from George Shepherd on behalf of the Labour Party National Executive...1944
video preview image for Letter to Jennie Lee from actors and staff of the National Theatre, 1970 Image Letter to Jennie Lee from actors and staff of the National Theatre, 1970A letter of support sent to Jennie Lee from actors and staff of the National Theatre following the...1970
video preview image for Letter to Jennie Lee from Winston Churchill Image Letter to Jennie Lee from Winston ChurchillTyped letter of sympathy from Winston Churchill to Jennie Lee dated 8th July 1960 following the...1960
video preview image for Letter to Jennie Lee from The Daily Mirror Image Letter to Jennie Lee from The Daily MirrorLetter dated 27 October 1940 to Jennie Lee from The Daily Mirror Newspaper offering her a job as...1940
video preview image for Letter from Jennie Lee to Lord Beaverbrook Image Letter from Jennie Lee to Lord BeaverbrookTyped letter from Jennie Lee to Lord Beaverbrook dated 24th October 1940 accepting the job of...1940
audio record of Audio Leaving the Labour PartyJennie Lee talks about leaving the Labour Party in the early 1930s.1982
video preview image for Laying the OU Library foundation stone 1973 Video Laying the OU Library foundation stone 1973A clip from the foundation stone event for the Jennie Lee Library. Vice Chancellor Walter Perry...1982
video preview image for Lane End Cottage Image Lane End CottageJennie Lee and Aneurin Bevan's home Lane End Cottage near Reading where they lived in the 1940s....1940
video preview image for Jennie and Tommy Lee c.1915 Image Jennie and Tommy Lee c.1915Jennie Lee and her brother Tommy, photographed c.1915.1915
video preview image for Jennie and Tommy Lee Image Jennie and Tommy LeeJennie Lee and her brother Tommy1910
video preview image for Jennie Lee, 1929 Image Jennie Lee, 1929Publicity photograph of Jennie Lee in 1929, the year she first became an MP.1929
video preview image for Jennie Lee's parents Image Jennie Lee's parentsJennie Lee's parents James and Euphemia 'Ma' Lee c.1930.1930
video preview image for Jennie Lee's letter to women voters in Lanarkshire Image Jennie Lee's letter to women voters in LanarkshireTyped letter by Jennie Lee to women voters in Lanarkshire during her by-election campaign in 1929.1929
video preview image for Jennie Lee's father's family c.1890 Image Jennie Lee's father's family c.1890Photograph of Jennie Lee's father's family taken c.1890.1890
video preview image for Jennie Lee's Teaching Record Book Image Jennie Lee's Teaching Record BookTwo handwritten pages from Jennie Lee's Teaching Record Book dated 28th March 1924. Jennie gained a...1924
video preview image for Jennie Lee's Socialist Sunday School hymn book Image Jennie Lee's Socialist Sunday School hymn bookFront cover and inside page of a Socialist Sunday School hymn book belonging to Jennie Lee, passed...1917
video preview image for Jennie Lee's Ministerial red box Image Jennie Lee's Ministerial red boxJennie Lee's Ministerial red box which she used as Minister for the Arts from 1964 to 1970.1964-1970
video preview image for Jennie Lee walking to the House of Commons in 1929 Image Jennie Lee walking to the House of Commons in 1929Following her election as MP of North Lanark, Jennie Lee is photographed walking to the House of...1929
video preview image for Jennie Lee visiting the Tate Gallery Image Jennie Lee visiting the Tate GalleryJennie Lee photographed on her first official visit to the Tate Gallery as Minister for the Arts,...1964
video preview image for Jennie Lee supporters, North Lanark, 1929 Image Jennie Lee supporters, North Lanark, 1929Supporters of Jennie Lee's 1929 election campaign in North Lanark. They are probably ILP...1929
video preview image for Jennie Lee speaking in 1930 Image Jennie Lee speaking in 1930Jennie Lee speaking at an ILP (Independent Labour Party) gathering at Garrison Bridge, West...1930
video preview image for Jennie Lee speaking at Nye Bevan's Memorial Service Image Jennie Lee speaking at Nye Bevan's Memorial ServiceJennie Lee speaking at Nye Bevan's Memorial Service which was held near Tredegar in South Wales a...1960
video preview image for Jennie Lee polling cards Image Jennie Lee polling cardsPolling cards from Jennie Lee's election campaigns in 1929 and 1931.1931
video preview image for Jennie Lee opens Biddulph Labour Party Autumn Fair Image Jennie Lee opens Biddulph Labour Party Autumn FairJennie Lee opening Biddulph Labour Party Autumn Fair during the late 1940s.1947
video preview image for Jennie Lee lecturing, c.1930s Image Jennie Lee lecturing, c.1930sA publicity photograph of Jennie Lee lecturing during the 1930s.1930
video preview image for Jennie Lee election campaign leaflet Image Jennie Lee election campaign leafletA campaign leaflet for Jennie Lee, the Labour candidate for the constituency of Cannock in the 1970...1970
video preview image for Jennie Lee campaigning in Cannock Image Jennie Lee campaigning in CannockJennie Lee campaigning in Cannock in 1959. She used a 12-seater coach as a travelling committee room.1959
video preview image for Jennie Lee campaign leaflets Image Jennie Lee campaign leafletsCampaign leaflets for Jennie Lee in the Bristol by-election in 1943.1943
video preview image for Jennie Lee c.1930s Image Jennie Lee c.1930sA publicity photograph of Jennie Lee at her typewriter c.1930s.1930
video preview image for Jennie Lee c. mid-1940s Image Jennie Lee c. mid-1940sPublicity photo of Jennie Lee, mid 1940s, possibly taken during the Bristol campaign in 1943.1943
video preview image for Jennie Lee at the first OU graduation ceremony Image Jennie Lee at the first OU graduation ceremonyJennie Lee at the first Open University graduation ceremony on 23 June 1973 when she was awarded an...1973
video preview image for Jennie Lee at the first OU graduation ceremony Image Jennie Lee at the first OU graduation ceremonyJennie Lee at the first Open University graduation ceremony on 23 June 1973 when she was awarded an...1973
video preview image for Jennie Lee at the National Theatre building ceremony Image Jennie Lee at the National Theatre building ceremonyJennie Lee at the ceremony marking the start of building work for The National Theatre on the South...1969
video preview image for Jennie Lee at Asheridge Farm Image Jennie Lee at Asheridge FarmJennie Lee at an upstairs window of her home, Asheridge Farm in Buckinghamshire, where she lived...1954