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Writing

Series includes printed, typed and handwritten materials including drafts, correspondences and newspaper clippings regarding the writing of Forster (sometimes named Mackenzie). This includes 1 file titled ‘Jackie Novel’ containing 2 drafts of ‘The Seven Galateas’, a novel written by Jacqueline Mackenzie (n.d. c.1960). Another file contains proofs, press, correspondence and edited drafts relating to ‘Rocking the Cradle’ (1981), a book written by Forster about lesbian motherhood. Another file contains materials related to a chapter called ‘Metamorphosis’ featured in a book by Veronica Groocock called ‘Changing our Lives’ where Forster features on the cover. Files also contain early writing by Forster, then Mackenzie called ‘Petal Power’, a preface to the Pink Plaque Guide and correspondence re proposals for Forster’s autobiography, sample chapters, questionnaires, article drafts and newspaper clippings, often attached to typed drafts and interviews for publications such as Pink Paper, Gay News, Kenric Newsletter, Sappho (including transcripts of debates), Women in Media,Women’s Equality Group Newsletter, Pride UK Launch 1998, a Sparerib (1988) and several obituaries of known lesbians within her community.

Television works

Series contains texts, projects and works for print and television that Forster wrote or contributed to, also including photographs, correspondence relevant to said works. This includes a draft script relating to ‘The Ladies of Llangollen’ (1998) - a documentary drama and ‘Women Like Us’ (1991) - a oral history documentary piece for Channel 4.

Southall Black Sisters

Folder containing: Copy of Southall Black Sisters letter informing colleagues of Centre’s launch of safe house project for women and girls facing sexual abuse and incest (9 Jan 1990); pamphlet outlining Southall Black Sisters’ aims, objectives, campaigns (1987); Against the Grain: A Celebration of Survival and Struggle publication documenting SBS’s history and achievements, including essays from members (1989).

Southall Black Sisters

Press images - Outwrite

Card-back press images (some with captions) from Outwrite Women’s Newspaper, postcards, and photographs.

This material relates to feminist and/or social justice struggles in the UK and elsewhere, including: the first Reclaim the Night demo (1978); Ford motors strike (1985); women protesting the death of a woman in a Camden hostel (c.1985); Sheffield Women Against Pit Closures & Greenham Common postcard; Jill Posener; protests against the sale of plastic bullets; demo against the Sun newspaper’s racist reporting; Filipina demo against mail-order brides; Polisario Front women; Pavilion Gallery, Leeds; the Bradford 12; Southall Black Sisters, and more.

Outwrite Women’s Newspaper

Press

Series contains newspaper clippings written about and by Jackie Forster, regarding her work in gay and lesbian activism and appearances at events and functions. From 1955 where she was an actress and known as Jacquline Mackenzie, to 1965 where she’s described as a “‘retread spinster’ (ie. divorced)” to her later years where she was well known as a gay rights activist. Includes media companies such as Gay News, LIP magazine, DIVA Magazine, Observer, The Times, The Pink Paper, High Life, The Independent, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Capitol Gay.

Photos and press cuttings, c.1970s-1980s

Photographs and press cuttings, many of which have been commissioned by and/or featured in Outwrite Women’s Newspaper.

Includes images relating to Zimbabwean workers’ struggles (1983), Grenadian liberation from US and UK occupation, Indian women’s protests against gender-based violence and killing of [Nandita Gandhi], GABRIELA Filipina women’s activism, all-women protest against assassination of Benita Aquino in Manila (Oct 1983), demo in Grenada in protest at attempted assassination of Maurice Bishop (1980), LGBT+ protest, and more.

Outwrite Women’s Newspaper

Photographs

Series contains photographs of Jackie Forster, her friends, colleagues and others throughout her career. Includes professional acting headshots from the BBC, an envelope titled ‘Daytime Dykes 1996, photographs from a 1987 ALGWE Women’s Society meeting, a series of shots from Forster’s visit to Glasgow Women’s Library and photographs from Sappho and other events.

Personal Papers

Series includes birth chart and psycho-graphologist analysis, handwritten letter to a ‘most beloved child’ with a photo attached of Forster and her parents, newspaper clippings of Forster’s fathers obituary. Also contains a file of 4 books signed and dedicated to Forster, a notebook and a horoscope birth book.

Papers of Jackie Forster

  • GB 1534 JF
  • Collection
  • 1955 - 1998

Papers and correspondence of activist and news reporter Jackie Forster (née Jacqueline Moir Mackenzie; 6 November 1926 – 10 October 1998). Including autograph, typescript, printed and photocopied material.
The archive contains papers relating the Forster’s literary and acting career, including draft, proof and printed materials of her works; personal and business correspondence, acting career related materials, such as scripts and notes, drafts of speeches and debates, annotated drafts, press cutting of Forsters articles and of issues related to the gay and lesbian community in the media and a range of personal papers detailing Forsters activist work on various projects throughout her life. The archive also contains personal correspondence and materials relating to Forster’s family members, photographs of Forster throughout her life and a collection of books signed and dedicated to her.

Forster, Jacqueline Moir (1926-1998)

Membership and events

Material relating to membership and events for A Woman’s Place (AWP). Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, completed membership/affiliation forms, and material (programme and minutes) relating to International Women’s Day 1981 events.

A Woman's Place

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