Older Posts: 2017

Harpies and Quines Leaflets and Flyers

Harpies & Quines: This is the end?

In this final entry, placement student Charlotte gives an overview of Harpies & Quines and the changes in the magazine from the first to the last magazine published in 1994, right before International Women’s Day.

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Arena Three: A network to spread lesbian culture and empower female experience

Arena Three, March 1972 In this last but not least important blog I will outline Arena Three’s evolution of content and style lingering on the most compelling cases. As I suggested in my previous post, the pivotal aim of Arena Three was the development of a lesbian community and culture. In fact, the columns ‘Paperback […]

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Arena Three: Lesbians do it better

Here we go to my third post! In this blog I am going to compare Arena Three’s editorial structure and aims with those of Urania (So, do no worry if you already miss that magazine!). Do you remember Urania’s promotion of peace and elimination of gender?1 Well, Arena Three comes out in the Sixties, the […]

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Earth Day Reading

Have a look at our selections for Earth Day 2017 reading!

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GWL interior, Garnethill, 1991, photo: Adele Patrick, GWL collection.

Passion, Imagination, Conscience

Since 21st September 2016 we have been celebrating and reflecting, thinking and speaking about the development of Glasgow Women’s Library as we mark the organisation’s 25th birthday. This has been a significant process for me personally and professionally. I have had a chance to discuss and write about the process of how GWL was formed, […]

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How to Keep Speaking Out

In today’s post we outline different ways for project volunteers and others to continue or get involved with raising awareness of issues affecting women, protecting women’s rights and highlighting the importance of women’s history.

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Paying it Forward for Collect:if Herland

Find out more about Herland curated by Collect:if this May and our Pay it Forward fund!

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Don’t Miss Our Exciting Story Café Special Featuring Fiona Macintosh!

On Thursday 27th April between 12:30 and 2:30pm, GWL is delighted to be welcoming artist, human rights advocate and writer Fiona Macintosh in a very special Story Café as she shares with us a tale that she has utterly devoted herself to—Rosa of the Wild Grass, the Story of a Nicaraguan Family. It is a […]

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Walks this Spring!

It’s Spring, the sun is making sporadic appearances, and our Women’s Heritage Walks have begun! Why not come along and get some fresh air whilst learning about women you’ll be astonished you didn’t know about before…

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Five Books

During a two month placement at the Women’s Library, I was given the task of cataloguing the print collection by the late Glasgow artist, Hannah Frank. Along with these literary inspired, fantastical prints was a cardboard box of Frank’s book collection, in which I searched through the books for clues of her artistic inspiration. In doing so, I learned more about Hannah Frank. Here is a selection of five of her books and the insight they give us into the life and artistic inspiration of the artist.

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