B/6/1 – Papers of the Highbury House Babies Home

REFERENCE CODE: B/6/1

TITLE: Papers of the Highbury House Babies Home.

NAME OF CREATOR: Highbury House Babies Home

DATE: 1934-1978

DESCRIPTION LEVEL: Sub- series

EXTENT/MEDIUM: 1 box. Photographs housed in 1 ringbinder box.

SCOPE & CONTENT:

  • Admission books (1950-1978)
  • Annual report (1934)
  • Photographs

BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: Norwood took over the Highbury House Babies Home in 1967 when it assumed responsibility for some of the child welfare services formerly provided by the Jewish Welfare Board. It was a residential nursery which provided both long-term and short-term care for a large number of Jewish babies. It was maintained by Norwood up until the 1970s when declining demand led to its closure.

ARCHIVIST NOTE: The previous archivist has provided transcriptions on index cards of the information recorded in the admission books. It has been assumed that once Norwood took over the babies’ home from the Jewish Welfare Board it accumulated the Boards existing administration because the documents in the collection actually predate its establishment in 1967.