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Roller Derby by Catherine Mabe, cover

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby by Catherine Mabe

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. June 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is Roller Derby: The history and all-girl revival of the greatest sport on wheels by Catherine Mabe

Skate helmet donated by skater Deadly DeVito #0.5. The helmet is covered in colourful roller derby and brand stickers

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby helmet

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. May 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a roller derby helmet donated by skater Deadly DeVito #0.5.

I just wanted to let you know… I feel excited and I feel grateful to Glasgow women’s library. To be able to read and practise and building confidence with reading and writing, to not be ashamed of it or feel embarrassed. GWL welcomed me with their open arms to help me move on and improve my skills.

Join our Adult Literacy Team!

The deadline for applications for this post has now passed.

Glasgow Women’s Library is seeking to recruit an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Tutor and Volunteer Support Worker.

End of the World Series 6th place trophy awarded to the Vendetta Vixens. The trophy is in the shape of a roller boot.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby tournament trophy

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. April 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a tournament trophy from the End of the World Series in 2012.

Fatima Jinnah

Fatima Jinnah was one of the leading founders of Pakistan, known as the ‘Mother of the Nation’ for her role in the Freedom Movement.

Ann Shanks

Ann Shanks was a dressmaker from Dundee whose home was a safehouse for militant Suffragettes.

Nellie Letitia McClung

Nellie Letitia McClung was was one of “The Famous Five” who launched a case in 1927 contending that women could be “qualified persons” eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate, clearing the way for women to enter politics in Canada.

Jane Arthur

Jane Arthur was a suffragist from Paisley who became the first Scottish woman to be elected to a Scottish school board in 1873.

Flora McDonald Denison

Flora McDonald Denison was a Canadian dressmaker, writer, journalist, innkeeper, social reformer, feminist, and suffragist.

Eunice Guthrie Murray

Eunice Guthrie Murray was a Suffragist, political activist, historian, and author who championed women’s rights throughout her life.