From the Archives

Chaos on the Clyde programme in colour print of yellow and blue

NMRD Object of the Month: Chaos on the Clyde Programme

February’s object of the month is the Chaos on the Clyde programme for an International Roller Derby Tournament presented by Glasgow Roller Derby on 25th & 26th August 2012. It features six of Europe’s best roller derby teams from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield, London and Stuttgart.

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.

Five Years book interior pages featuring Playworld exhibition, with a photo of a roller derby helmet covered in stickers from the NMRD collection

NMRD Object of the Month: Five Years book

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. December 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is the Five Years book, featuring the Playworld exhibition which featured items from the NMRD collection.

Game programme from the British Championships Southern division triple header hosted by Brighton Rockers Roller Derby 2015. This side of the programme is a fold-out poster with an illustration of two clashing roller derby players, with the text 'British Roller Derby Championships' across the centre.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby Game Programme

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. November 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a game programme from the British Championships Southern division.

Lil Rollers colouring book cover, featuring a gleeful young roller derby player leaping with her arms out.

NMRD Object of the Month: Lil Rollers Colouring Book

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. October 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is the Lil Rollers Colouring Book.

Get Lower! zine front cover, with the title 'Get LOWER!: tales of a roller derby rookie' in a speech buble, and a background of roller skates, hearts and lightning flashes. The zine is printed in black and white.

NMRD Object of the Month: Get Lower! zine

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. September 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is Get Lower!, a zine about derby life created by rookie skater Dorothy Damage.

Volunteering: What It’s Meant To Me

This is a blog post about my personal experience of volunteering in the archive for the Glasgow Women’s Library. I have loved being part of the library and I have been given amazing opportunities to expand my knowledge and learn new skills.

Scottish Campaign to Resist The Atomic Message protest

Women Change the World

The long history of challenges faced by women has been countered by the activism of women, as we organise to change the inequalities and injustices that we face within society. The campaigning that activist women of the past undertook can be contrasted with the campaigns of activist women in the present. These parallels highlight how […]

Roller Derby Bout programme cover, featuring a roller derby player in protective gear including a green helmet with a black star, wearing a sleeveless t-shirt that says 'Auld Reekie Roller Girls', and animal print leggings.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby Bout Programme

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. August 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a Roller Derby Bout Programme for Auld Reekie Roller Girls Twisted Thistles vs Tiger Bay Brawlers.