Greenham Common in the Archive

This month not only marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Glasgow Women’s Library but also it is 30 years since women arrived at RAF Greenham Common in Berkshire in order to oppose the siting of 96 nuclear cruise missiles at the base.

At the library we have some items relating to Greenham Common and other materials from the women’s peace movement including badges, music and leaflets.

The Edible Archive

The Scottish Council on Archives is running a project to collect recipes, from families and individuals, from the familiar to the bizarre. With this in mind, I thought I would see what we had within our collections.

Poster exhibition at Dundee Central Library

To celebrate International Women’s Day, myself and two our fantastic volunteers – Hannah Ellul and Alice Andrews – set up a little exhibition in Dundee Central Library. The exhibition featured a series of posters created by the Poster-Film Collective in 1983. The Poster-Film Collective was established when a group of students and ex-staff artists, photographers […]

Young Hearts Run Free

Last weekend I attended the London Metropolitan Archive’s 8th Annual LGBT Archives and History conference. Despite changes to the programme due to the snowy weather, it was a full and stimulating day. This year the conference was entitled: ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ and the theme was LGBT youth work. First we heard about HLF funding […]

Orlando’s Sisters and finding a room of one’s own….

A few weeks ago I ran a workshop entitled ‘Orlando’s Sisters’. During it we had a discussion about Vita Sackville-West, the inspiration behind Woolf’s Orlando, and also Radclyffe Hall, whose semi-autobiographical Well of Loneliness was banned in 1928 – the same year in which Orlando: A Biography was published. The library holds one of these […]

Archive Taster Sessions: Re-housing

The third of our Archive taster session will look at re-housing material, sorting and box making.

Archive Taster Sessions: Photographs

The second of our Archive taster session will look at photograph handling.

Archive Taster Session: Introduction

Introduction to archives and object handling & box-listing

Interested in Archives?

If you’d like to:

  • help to look after our collections
  • gain practical hands-on experience of archives
  • meet other volunteers
  • visit other archives and museums
  • have a go at cataloguing

… then come along to our archive taster sessions!

We’re now an Accredited Museum!

We are very proud to announce that Glasgow Women’s Library has been awarded full status as an Accredited Museum by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.