New Accessions

Catherine Morrison, Royal Army Medical Corp Nurse

Archive volunteer, Katy Owen, tells us about a wonderful new donation to the collection.

Helen Crawfurd: Activist in the Archives

In our latest 25th birthday blog, GWL archivist Nicola talks about one of her favourite items from our collections.

Thinly Populated – Scottish anti-nuclear activism in our archives

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.

New Accessions August 2013 update

Once again, it has been a busy couple of months since our last update. There have been many wonderful donations to the Collection, including lots of badges for our Badges of Honour project. Our fleet of Oral Histories volunteers are working on the stories captured for Badges of Honour and we’re looking forward to making […]

New Acquisitions: March 2013 update

It has been one of our busiest years for acquisitions – and it’s only March! Since January, we have received over twenty donations to the museum and archive collections. Here are some of the highlights: Mary Gordon knitted this scarf to celebrate One Billion Rising; a campaign that took place on the 14th February. It was pioneered […]

Recent additions to the archive

There have been some fantastic additions to the archive this year. In recent months the following material has been donated to the Collection: Pamphlets owned by Annette Eick including Gallery:Women’s Poetry (1976), and Move: A Publication of the Gay Womens Group – Women’s Liberation Bristol (1976) Photographs of women munitions workers from World War I and a […]

Volunteers Laura and Deborah rehousing the Josephine Butler Society archive

Archives of the Josephine Butler Society

We recently received a collection of archives from the Josephine Butler Society. Founded by Josephine Butler (1828-1906) herself in 1869, the Society was first known as the Ladies National Association. It was set up to oppose the Contagious Diseases Acts of 1864, 1866 and 1869.

Susan Moffat kindly handing over the Gude Cause banner to our archivist, Hannah Little.

Recent archive donations

This banner was made by a group of women to be carried during the ‘Gude Cause’ march in October 2009. The march was organised to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Edinburgh Women’s Suffrage Procession. A group of women from GWL was also involved in the Gude Cause march – you can read more about […]