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Curtis Brown Group LTD, literary and talent agency, 1899-

  • GB 1534 RM5
  • Corporate body
  • 1899-

Curtis Brown LTD (Curtis Brown Literary and talent Agency) is a literary and talent agency based in London, United Kingdom. It was founded by Albert Curtis Brown in 1899 and has represented many famous figures in the literary and political world throughout the twentieth century. It is now led by Sarah Spear as CEO and has diversified with acting, television and theatre departments.

Daughters of Bilitis

  • GB 1543
  • Corporate body
  • 1955 - c.1971

The Daughters of Bilitis was set up in 1955 by Phyllis Lyon (pseudonym Ann Henderson) and Del Martin in San Francisco. The name 'Bilitis' was taken from a poem written by the French poet, Pierre Louys (1870 -1925), in which Bilitis is described as Sappho's lover on the Isle of Lesbos.
The aim of the women's group was 'for the purpose of promoting the integration of the homosexual in society' firstly through the education of the 'variant, with particular emphasis on the psychological, physiological and sociological aspects, to enable her to understand herself and make her adjustment to society...this to be accomplished by establishing and maintaining as complete a library as possible of both fiction and non-fiction literature on the sex deviant theme; by sponsoring public discussions on pertinent subjects to be conducted by leading members of the legal, psychiatric, religious and other professions; by advocating a mode of behaviour and dress acceptable to society'. Secondly, it aimed to educate 'the public at large through acceptance first of the individual, leading to an eventual breakdown of erroneous taboos and prejudices'. Thirdly, it aimed to participate in research and lastly, to investigate the penal code 'as it pertains to the homosexual.' (Taken from description in cover of <em>The Ladder</em>, the society's monthly publication).

Drumchapel Women's Aid

  • DC
  • Corporate body
  • 1982 -

A group of women, concerned about the high number of reported cases of domestic violence in the Drumchapel region, formed a women's group, which led to the formation of Drumchapel Women's Aid in 1982. Initially the group was volunteer led collective and had a shared space in a porta-cabin behind Drumchapel Nursery, before moving into an office in the Camus Centre in November 1983. The group was able to employ their first two part-time workers shortly after this, allowing them to expand the services they offered to women and children suffering from domestic abuse. In June 1988, the group's first refuge opened.

Dundee Women's Aid

  • DN
  • Corporate body
  • 1974 -

Dundee Women's Aid was formed from the disbanded Dundee Women's Liberation Group in 1974. Their first public meeting was held on October 17, 1984.

East Dunbartonshire Women's Aid

  • ED
  • Corporate body
  • 1982 -

Strathkelvin Women’s Aid began in Spring 1982 as a women’s discussion group, after an advert was placed in Spare Rib in February of 1982. After a few meetings the group decided to concentrate on providing a service for victims of domestic violence and became affiliated with Scottish Women’s aid in August 1982.

In March 1996, the group changed their name to East Dunbartonshire Women's Aid, to reflect the reorganisation of the local government and the demise of the Strathkelvin District and a new Refuge was built by Cairn Housing Association in 1997. The National Lottery Charities Board gave a grant to furnish the new Refuge.

East Kilbride Women's Aid

  • EK
  • Corporate body
  • 1983 - 2011

East Kilbride Women's Aid was established in 1983 and joined the Scottish Women's Aid national network in 1984. The group had a small office space by 1985 and opened their first refuge in 1986. They operated solely with unpaid workers until the group was able to hire their first full-time staff member in 1997, with two-part time staff joining the following year.

East Kilbride Women's Aid and Hamilton Women's Aid merged together to form Women's Aid South Lanarkshire in 2011, before taking on the East Renfrewshire remit and becoming Women's Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER) in 2014.

Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition

  • Badges/ANP/25
  • Corporate body
  • Founded November 2001

Founded in the weeks following 9/11- dedicated to ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and lobbying for change in governmental foreign policy.

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