Treasure's description

Mightier than the sword

Mightier than the sword

This leaflet was published by the Liberal Publication Department in 1929 and was acquired as part of the National Liberal Club Library. The Publication Department kept copies of its output in annual volumes. Interestingly, a similar leaflet from 1933 shows a younger woman with the same wording, and indicates not only that the political parties were courting female voters (after legislation granting women electoral rights on the same terms as men) but also that they faced persistent worries generated by international affairs. The National Liberal Club collections have drawn other Liberal organisations and individuals to deposit further valuable political materials, not least the archive of the Women's Liberal Federation, which reveals how women organised in support of the Liberal cause.