From the Archives
On Friday the first in our special series of Badges of Honour visits took place in the Library. It was a rare opportunity to dive into the badges housed in GWL’s vast collection. The session began with a look at the trailer for the project. This exciting video showcases some of the oral history interviews [...]
Have a read at this great introduction to Arena 3, a rare lesbian journal housed in the Library’s Collection.
Happy Easter from the Collections Team at the Library! Please remember that the Library will be closed on Good Friday (29th March) and Easter Monday (1st April). We should open as usual at 09.30 on Tuesday 2nd April.
It has been one of our busiest years for acquisitions - and it’s only March! Since January, we have received over twenty donations to the museum and archive collections. Here are some of the highlights: Mary Gordon knitted this scarf to celebrate One Billion Rising; a campaign that took place on the 14th February. It was pioneered [...]
GWL doesn’t just have books on its amazing shelves. We also have a fantastic archive of magazines past and present; publications which have pushed forward the cause of gender equality.
I was delighted to discover SPARE RIB. Spare Rib emerged in June 1972. Its purpose, as described in its editorial,
November has been the month of music at Glasgow Women’s Library, with the arrival of the eagerly anticipated exhibition Music and Liberation 1970 – 1989. Deciding which item to feature as Archive Item of the Month was extremely difficult with so many fantastic objects within my reach.
There have been some visitors skating into the Library. On Monday 28th August, the Archive received a lovely visit from Falke and Leticia. They had heard about the National Museum of Roller Derby, the most recent addition to GWL’s Collection, and wanted to come and visit us – all the way from the Netherlands! Both [...]
July’s Archive Item of the Month has a sporting theme to it. Elaine, one of our volunteers, explores the fascinating travel album of Elaine Frances Burton and her many achievements. Archive Item of the Month Celebrating Women in Sport In relation to the much anticipated Olympic Games in London this summer, this month’s archive item [...]
This month, GWL celebrates International Archives Day (9th June). Yi Wen, one of our volunteers, explores Jus Suffragii, the International Women’s Suffrage Newsletter. Jus Suffragii, or The International Woman Suffrage News was published by an organisation called The International Woman Suffrage Alliance (IWSA). The Alliance began in 1902 in Washington, United States of America when [...]