On Thursday 13th February, GWL was pleased to host a visit from the editors of Ostrov, a lesbian Russian publication. The Winter Olympics in Sochi have placed Russia’s track record on LGBT rights firmly on the world’s stage. This was a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the stories behind the news coverage. Ostrov was […]
GWL had an exciting visit from two sister Archivists this week! Antoinette Seymour, who had a cataloguing placement at GWL back in 2009, who is the Archivist of the College of the Bahamas came to visit. As if that wasn’t kind enough, she brought along Bette, from Slovakia, who is on a placement at Glasgow […]
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 […]
The third Badges of Honour visit took place on Wednesday 19th June. This was an rare chance to visit the Glasgow Museum Resources Centre (GMRC), based out at Nitshill. GMRC contains some of the most diverse treasures that document Glasgow’s history, ranging from vintage cars to precious artworks and much more. It may not surprise […]
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 […]
This week I was very pleased to host a visit from Antoinette Seymour, the Archivist at the College of the Bahamas. Antoinette has been on a whistle stop tour of archives across Scotland and Glasgow Women’s Library was the last stop on her travels. Antoinette previously volunteered at the Library, cataloguing the records of ENACT […]
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 […]