From the Archives

Urania: How to be a bad XXs feminist and a queer angel in the 20s

Gender Studies placement student Giorgia Succi shares her first blog on Urania, one of the oldest journals in the Lesbian Archive.

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Activists Make Archives Workshop – Join the Discussion

Go down in history with this free workshop which looks into the GWL’s archiving work, the importance of preserving LGBTQ history and how you would like your own history to be treated.

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Come Together

I’m Alice, and I currently work at GWL as a sessional worker, working specifically on the collection which is popularly known as the Lesbian Archive. My job is to work with volunteers to list and research the collections, as well as to create new online and offline resources which highlight the collections and make them […]

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Helen Crawfurd: Activist in the Archives

In our latest 25th birthday blog, GWL archivist Nicola talks about one of her favourite items from our collections.

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Green-Eyed Blockstar poster, 2011

NMRD Object of the Month: Green-Eyed Blockstar poster

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. December’s NMRD Object of the month is the poster for Green-Eyed Blockstar, the first Women vs Men bout in the UK.

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NMRD Object of the Month: Track Queens programme

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. November’s NMRD Object of the month is the programme for the 1st European WFTDA Tournament in 2012.

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Thinly Populated – Scottish anti-nuclear activism in our archives

In this post we hear from placement student Hannah Grout, who has spent the last 2 weeks at the library cataloguing the personal papers of anti-nuclear activist, Kathleen Miller.

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Meet Elizabeth, Project Archivist and Women’s History Advocate

In today’s post we meet the newest member of the Speaking Out team, Elizabeth O’Brien. Elizabeth is one of our project archivists working at Glasgow Women’s Library to catalogue, digitise and make the Scottish Women’s Aid archive more accessible.

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Original drawing for Severn Roller Torrent artwork, 2011

NMRD Object of the Month: Severn Roller Torrent artwork

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. October’s NMRD Object of the month is the original drawing for the Severn Roller Torrent artwork.

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Inside Line magazine, Issue 1, September 2011 (cover)

NMRD Object of the Month: First issue of Inside Line magazine

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. September’s NMRD Object of the month is the first issue of Inside Line magazine, from September 2011.

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