From the Archives
Once again, it has been a busy couple of months since our last update. There have been many wonderful donations to the Collection, including lots of badges for our Badges of Honour project. Our fleet of Oral Histories volunteers are working on the stories captured for Badges of Honour and we’re looking forward to making […]
Sammy DiFolco examines the life of Emily Wilding Davison through The Suffragette newspaper, which is part of GWL’s Women’s Suffrage Collection. The eighth of June marked a century since the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison died under the hooves of the king’s horse at the 1913 Epsom Derby. At Glasgow Women’s Library we remembered a woman […]
A tiny peek into the lives and situations of women in Lithuania – Zvilgtelkime i Lietuvos moteru gyvenimus ir situacija-
My name is Hannah Rose I have been based at Glasgow Women’s Library as Creative Development Assistant Intern since April. During this time I attended the week long seminar, ‘Turning the Tide: The rise of right-wing extremism in Europe and how to tackle it peacefully through street art’ in Vilnius, Lithuania. It was organised by […]
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.