- 1969 - 1989 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
Series contains 8 files of textual material, totalling 1 archive box.
Name of creator
A Woman's Place (AWP) was a feminist collective and women's resource and information centre based at Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, London WC2. Established around the early 1970s, AWP was a key site of knowledge exchange and connection for women across and beyond the WLM, producing research reports, coordinating events and social gatherings (with childcare provision), and making a range of information services available to women. In the mid 1980s, AWP's upper space was home to the Feminist Library for a short time before the Library moved to its present home in Southwark around 1986.
It is unclear when AWP wound up its operations, but material in CLCBLG/4 seems to indicate that this happened around c.1986.
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Scope and content
Series contains material relating to A Woman's Place (AWP), a feminist collective and women's resource centre based at the Greater London Council-owned Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, London. AWP was active from the early 1970s to around 1986, when the GLC (who funded their activities) was abolished by Margaret Thatcher's administration; during its lifespan, AWP was an invaluable information and resource hub for women.
Series includes meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, research reports, flyers and posters for feminist and lesbian feminist events, questionnaires, health literature, and more. File 4/3 Related feminist and women's material includes a sizeable collection of material relating to local, national and international women's campaigns, including newsletters and health literature.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
This series is arranged into 8 files.
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Conditions governing access
Some files are closed for data protection reasons. Please consult the Archivist at Glasgow Women’s Library.
Conditions governing reproduction
Please consult the Archivist at Glasgow Women’s Library.
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Language and script notes
Primarily English-language material, with some French and Hebrew material in file 4/3.
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No technical requirements.
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Rules and/or conventions used
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Created Summer 2021