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Cover of Your Jackie Guide To Slimming, featuring a teenage girl being carried in the arms of a mustachioed young man

Clearing out: What a weight to go!

Longtime GWL supporter and donor Shirley Henderson gives us food for thought in this blog post about a recent donation to our museum collections… My mum went to Glasgow’s ‘Dough […]

1970s fashion spread from Jackie Summer Special titled "Double-Take Cover Ups!"

Memories of a Girl Unfolding

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 […]

Class notebook with typed verse beside a small paperback play titled The Cricket Match, New Era Academy certificates with gilt borders and a book titled The Elocutionists

Clearing out: The Cricket Match

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.

Monochrome photograph of a woman wearing the Spare Rib 'woman's woolly' knitted jumper, squatting beside a wall sprayed with the words 'If I gave her the wool would she make me one too?'

Spare Ribbing: Unpicking the Woman’s Woolly

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 […]

Art in the Time of Coronavirus

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 […]

Placement, Interrupted: Digitisation to Lockdown

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 […]

Is Pride A Protest?

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 […]

Intersectionality and LesPop

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 […]

Introduction to Les Pop

Gender Studies Placement student Grace introduces us to the Lesbians and Policing Project Collection.

A photo of the GWL LGBT Collections Store

Introducing Lauren, our new Archive Apprentice

I’m Lauren, the Archive Apprentice working on the Lesbian Lives project. In this post I introduce myself and my role at the library.