As GWL embarks on our 30th anniversary celebrations, we’re delighted to share another blog post written by longtime supporter and donor Shirley Henderson. This time, Shirley unfolds a ten-year journey from girl to woman via a treasure trove of pamphlets. What links the Jackie guide to love and happiness to the Feminist Collective guide to […]
We’re delighted to share another blog post by GWL donor Shirley Henderson. Here, she voices the memories of elocution lessons sparked by treasures unearthed during a clear out.
This Women’s History Month we’re delighted to share a blog post written by longtime GWL supporter and donor Shirley Henderson, reflecting on knitting and feminism Start at the back Going through a box of old knitting patterns recently, I could chart my life in costume: from the ‘helmets’, pixie caps and mittens of babyhood through […]
Over two months in to the COVID-19 lockdown, one of the joys nestling amongst the fear and sorrow has been the discovery of global art collections made accessible through the wonders of digital technology. Glasgow Women’s Library has a wonderfully varied collection of artworks, many of which can be viewed online. In this post, I’d […]
Paige Plannette shares her experience of her Museum Studies student placement at GWL Hello everyone! I had the opportunity to do a work placement at Glasgow Women’s Library through the University of Glasgow’s Museum Studies programme this year. During my time at GWL I had a few different tasks that I was working on. The […]
Gender studies placement student Grace reflects on LGBTQ pride. It is impossible to read through the Lespop files without gaining an understanding of the fact that daily existence was often a struggle for many LGBTQ+ people. This is certainly an uncomfortable thing to create a collective identity around and while there is of course no […]
Gender Studies placement student Grace’s second blog look at intersectionality in the GWL collections. Since beginning my Masters in Gender Studies I have repeatedly learnt not to be surprised when ideas I considered to be part of modern feminism show up throughout documentation of the past. One of the first things we discussed in class […]
Gender Studies Placement student Grace introduces us to the Lesbians and Policing Project Collection.
I’m Lauren, the Archive Apprentice working on the Lesbian Lives project. In this post I introduce myself and my role at the library.
Zachari Duncalf, researcher, trainer and consultant, as well as a GWL volunteer, has been foraging through the archives for insight into women’s experiences of the psychiatric system.