Series 4 - A Woman's Place (AWP)

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Identity area

Reference code

GB 1534 CLCBLG/4

Title

A Woman's Place (AWP)

Date(s)

  • 1969 - 1989 (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

Series contains 8 files of textual material, totalling 1 archive box.

Context area

Name of creator

(c.1970-c.1986)

Administrative history

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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Content and structure area

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

Accruals

System of arrangement

This series is arranged into 8 files.

Conditions of access and use area

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.

Language of material

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew

Script of material

    Language and script notes

    Primarily English-language material, with some French and Hebrew material in file 4/3.

    Physical characteristics and technical requirements

    No technical requirements.

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    Description control area

    Description identifier

    CLCBLG 4

    Institution identifier

    GB 1534

    Rules and/or conventions used

    ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)

    Status

    Draft

    Level of detail

    Partial

    Dates of creation revision deletion

    Created Summer 2021

    Language(s)

    • English

    Script(s)

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