From the Archives

Responses to the Chernobyl Disaster; 26 April 1986

As part of my Gender Studies Masters degree at the University of Stirling, I’ve been given the opportunity to carry out a research placement within the GWL archives, examining the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Newsletters. As my project continues, one of the most fascinating aspects has been looking at the way Edinburgh feminists used the newsletter […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part Two; Cardinal Thomas Winning and the Pro-Life Initiative Welcome back to 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 original purpose of this entry was to […]

Ephemera and the Archive – Bringing Women Into Focus

My name is Rhia, and I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Gender Studies at Stirling University, and diving into the archives here at Glasgow Women’s Library. As part of a project with Glasgow Women’s Library, I’m investigating the ways ephemeral items are considered in the archives. In this final blog, I want to […]

The French Revolution and Section 28

The archive at Glasgow Women’s Library holds almost the complete run of the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Newsletter, and I am continuing to study the newsletters as part of the Research Placement section of my Gender Studies Masters at the University of Stirling. Although the newsletters are broadly similar in format over the two-decade course of […]

Catherine Morrison: A Woman’s Record of the Second World War and Beyond

My name is Rhia, and I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Gender Studies at Stirling University, and diving into the archives here at Glasgow Women’s Library. As part of a project with Glasgow Women’s Library, I’m investigating the ways ephemeral items are considered in the archives. This time I want to take a […]

Pamphlets and Postcards from New York in Elaine Burton's Album

Elaine Burton and Muriel Spark: Women’s Lives Lost or Located in Archives

My name is Rhia, and I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Gender Studies at Stirling University. As part of a project with Glasgow Women’s Library, I’m investigating some of the ephemeral items in GWL’s Archive. In this post, I want to compare available ephemeral material relating to two women’s lives – Baroness Elaine […]

International Women’s Day in the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Movement

The archive collection at the Women’s Library is full of material which illuminates women’s history, and as part of my Genders Studies Masters at the University of Stirling I’ve been given the opportunity to undertake a research placement exploring the archives. My project is to study the Edinburgh Women’s Liberation Movement Newsletters, of which the […]

Approaching an Archive

Approaching an Archive – Part One; Culture Shock Allow the pleasure of introducing myself; I’m Phoebe. I’m a Northern Irish student trundling my way about Scotland and finding myself studying something I never thought I’d have a chance to at higher education; Gender Studies at Stirling University. As part of the Glasgow Women’s Library’s continuing […]

Dorothy Dick – Ambulance Driver and Animal Activist

My name is Rhia, and I’m currently working on my master’s degree in Gender Studies at Stirling University, and diving into the archives here at Glasgow Women’s Library. As part of a project with Glasgow Women’s Library, I’m investigating the ways ephemeral items are considered in the archives. I’m especially interested in asking “How does […]

In Profile and Staying There: Celebrating 25 years of GWL by taking a look back at its predecessor, Women in Profile.

Information ans Management placement student, Ellen Embleton, writes about the collections she worked on during her 2 week cataloguing placement at the library.