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Roller Derby by Catherine Mabe, cover

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby by Catherine Mabe

The 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. June 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is Roller Derby: The history and all-girl revival of the greatest sport on wheels by Catherine Mabe

Skate helmet donated by skater Deadly DeVito #0.5. The helmet is covered in colourful roller derby and brand stickers

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby helmet

The 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. May 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a roller derby helmet donated by skater Deadly DeVito #0.5.

End of the World Series 6th place trophy awarded to the Vendetta Vixens. The trophy is in the shape of a roller boot.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby tournament trophy

The 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. April 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a tournament trophy from the End of the World Series in 2012.

Two Early Glasgow Roller Derby flyers: one on the left dates from the early days of the league when they were known as Glasgow Roller Girls, while the right shows Chaos on the Clyde, the first WFTDA tournament held in Scotland.

NMRD Object of the Month: Glasgow Roller Derby flyers

The 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. March 2019’s object(s) are Glasgow Roller Derby flyers.

Team Scotland badge featuring a unicorn

NMRD Object of the Month: Team Scotland Roller Derby Badge

The 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 2019’s object is a Team Scotland badge to support the team at the Roller Derby World Cup that took place in February 2018 in Manchester, England.

NMRD Object of the Month: ‘Get yer skates on’

The 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. January 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is ‘Get yer skates on’, a feature in the Student Newspaper from 2010 introducing the sport.

Some last steps in research before I say goodbye…

Our intern Jeanette just published her last monthly blog post before her return back to Germany. We will greatly miss her!

The Torch of Woman Kind

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.

The End of the E.W.L.N.; April ’96

For the past few months I’ve been carrying out a research placement in the GWL archives as part of my Gender Studies Masters at the University of Stirling. As my project working with the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Movement Newsletters comes to an end, it feels appropriate to spend this last blog post looking at the […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part Five; Timeline of the Scottish Abortion Campaign from 1990-2018 Welcome to the final instalment of Approaching an Archive –  a series of blog posts that document my journey as a first time researcher exploring the Scottish Abortion Campaign’s (SAC) archive material held by Glasgow Women’s Library. The full timeline will […]