Jackie Forster (née Jacqueline Moir Mackenzie; 6 November 1926 – 10 October 1998) was an English lesbian activist, journalist and actress and a prominent figure within the feminist movement. She was a pioneer who helped set up Sappho magazine, that reached out to many isolated lesbian women for over ten years. After Sappho disbanded in 1984, Jackie helped set up the Lesbian Archive and Information Centre (LAIC). It became a unique resource of cataloguing and recording the history of lesbians, specifically within the United Kingdom but includes material from across the world. LAIC’s funds were heavily cut in 1995 and LAIC was moved to Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL). Jackie remained involved in the administration of LAIC until her death in 1998.
Contains audio visual material relating to the personal life and work of Jackie Forster. Includes a cassette tape by Polly Perkins signed and dedicated to Forster, 2 BBC post production VHSs titled ‘The Day that changed my life “Jackie Forster from High Heels…”, one annotated ‘blank’, a 1974 Speak for Yourself VHS with note to Forster and a VHS titled ‘Jeanneke’s tape to thank you for sharing my 65th birthday with me’.
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