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.
Archive volunteer, Ellen Embleton, introduces us to the collection she has just catalogued, the papers of writer and activist Barbara Burford.
Paulina writes about the beginning of her placement at the GWL archive looking at Scottish Abortion Campaigns through the 1970s-1980s.
Archive volunteer, Katy Owen, tells us about a wonderful new donation to the collection.
It is over two years ago now that I first visited the Glasgow Women’s Library and it truly was love at first sight. I am now studying a Masters in Museum Studies, and I got my dream placement of working and being a part of the GWL. A condition of my placement is to conduct research and write a blog post on some objects from the collections. So, given my previous history with the GWL, I thought it only fitting to do my blog about the topic which brought me to value the library so much.
We’re excited to launch a brand new online resource to augment our Lesbian Archive and LGBTQ Archive and Museum collections at GWL! Since April 2016, GWL has been working with a team of volunteers to list and research parts of our LGBTQ collections. As a result of this work we have produced a workshop toolkit, […]
In this post we hear from placement student Hannah Grout, who has spent the last 2 weeks at the library cataloguing the personal papers of anti-nuclear activist, Kathleen Miller.
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. February’s NMRD Object of the month is a poster for a roller derby bout between Leeds Roller Dolls vs Auld Reekie Roller Girls in 2010.
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. In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in GWL’s new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our collection.