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GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/5 · File · 1977 - 2001
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Black and Asian women’s publications, essays, academic work, info resources, reports, journalistic articles.

Includes: Afro-Caribbean Educational Project open day programme (2 Aug 1986); “We Carry a Heavy Load”: Rural women in Zimbabwe speak out report by Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau (Dec 1981); Second International Book Fair of Radical Black and 3rd World Books brochure (1983); Sistren Theatre Collective pamphlet (1986) and Sistren Song: Popular Theatre in Jamaica publication by Helen Allison of War on Want (Oct 1986); Of Conjuring and Caring: Women in Development report by CHANGE International Reports (n.d.); Women in Asia report 45 by Minority Rights Group (1982); copy of ‘Black Women in White Women’s Organizations: Ethnic Differentiation & Problems of Racism in the Netherlands’ by Philomena Essed, New Feminist Research 18.4 (1989); copies of articles about Black gay men from Washington Blade (1989) and Outlines (1990); New Internationalist (Jul, Aug 2001); Women in Struggle pub (c.1978/9?); melanex of copied articles from various feminist & academic pubs including Spare Rib, Lesbian Ethics etc; copy of Ethel Sawyer’s Masters dissertation, ‘A Study of a Public Lesbian Community’ (Sept 1965; Washington University).

GB 1534 CLCBLG/7/6 · File · 1984-2000
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Publications, booklets and newsletters covering a variety of topics and issues including health (primarily), substance dependency, HIV/AIDS, pacifism, work and workers’ rights, adult learning, policing, rape and sexual assault,

Includes: ‘A Practical Guide for How to Help the Friends and Relatives of Drug Users’ by the Blenheim Project (n.d.); ‘A Do-It-Yourself Guide: How to Stop to Opiate Withdrawal’ by the Blenheim Project (n.d.); ‘Raging Womyn: A Comment on the Women’s Liberation Movement & the Common Womyn’s Peace Camp at Greenham’ (c.1984); ‘Staying Out: A resource guide for lesbians and gay men in Hackney’ by Hackney Council (May 1990); ‘Women Loving Women: Safer Sex’ leaflet by Gay Men’s Health Crisis (1990); ‘The Cervical Smear Test: Why You Need It’ leaflet by the Health Education Authority (1993); ‘More Equal than Some’ report on women with disabilities by Deborah Perry for Lady Margaret Hall Settlement (n.d.); ‘All in a Day’s Work: A report on anti-lesbian discrimination in employment and unemployment in London’ by Lesbian Employment Rights (1986); ‘Women Return to Learning: A Guide to Education & Training in Inner London’ by Ceri Williams (1989); ‘Camden’s Health Directions: A Guide to Services and Organisations in Camden’ directory (2000); ‘HIV & AIDS: Information for Lesbians’ pamphlet by the Terence Higgins Trust (n.d. [c.1986?]); ‘Women Talking about AIDS’ by AVERT (1990); ‘Your Health: A Guide to Services for Women’ pamphlet by the Dept for Health (May 1991); ‘NHS Service for Lesbians’ leaflet by the Bernhard Clinic (n.d.); ‘The Issues: Black Lesbians & Black Gay Men’ booklet by Lesbian & Gay Employment Rights (LAGER; n.d.); ‘Staying Out: A resource guide for lesbians and gay men’ by Hackney Council (1988); London Asian Women’s Directory, produced by the Asian Women’s Network (n.d.); Women’s Health Directory, produced by CINDEX for Camden Libraries & Arts (Mar 1989); Women’s Health annual report (1990/91); ‘Immersion’ novella by Mary Mackey with illustrations by Mady Sklar (1972); ‘Housework and the politics of Women’s Liberation’ by Ellen Malos (c.1978); Lesbian Network for women affected by cancer flyer (n.d.); ‘Women: The Recruiter’s Last Resort’ report by Dina Portnoy (1974); ‘Rape and sexual assault: what you can do’ information leaflet (n.d.); ‘Lesbian and Gay Parenting’ report of London Lesbian and Gay Centre conference (11 Oct 1986); ‘Cystitis and what to do about it!’ leaflet by the Health Education Authority (1993); ‘Income Tax and Sex Discrimination: A Practical Guide’ by Patricia Hewitt for the National Council for Civil Liberties (1979); ‘Please Yourself: Sex for Girls’ by Coventry Women’s Education Group (n.d.); ‘Virago Handbook 1: For Widows’ by June Hemer and Ann Stanyer (1978); ‘It’s not who you are… It’s what you do’ HIV/AIDS guide for women by Haringey Council Women’s Unit (n.d.); National Osteoporosis Society info leaflet (n.d.); ‘Cervical Smears: What every woman should know’ leaflet from Marie Stopes House (n.d.); Women’s Health Newsletter 25 (Feb 1995); SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas (Matriarchy Study Group, 1983); Project for Advice, Counselling and Education (PACE) annual report (1995); Camden Homelessness Action & Information Network (CHAIN) newsletter (Dec 1995); Fat News newsletter by the Fat Women’s Group (Dec 1995); Older Lesbian Network newsletters (Sept 1994, Oct 1994, Aug 1995, Jun 1995, Jul 1995); Positive in Camden bulletin (Jul/Aug 1995); Camden Network bulletin 127 (Aug 1995); Dykenosis (LesBeWell) newsletter 5 (Aug 1995); Dykenosis report on LesBeWell lesbian health conference (n.d. [c.1990s]); Gay & Lesbian Parenting Group (GLPG) newsletter (Summer 1995); Outwrite 71 (Dec 1988); Islington Women’s News bulletin (Winter 1995, Spring 1996); Northgate News (Oxford L&G Centre; Sept 1995); London Boroughs Grants Committee training programme (Oct 1995-Mar 1996); London Lighthouse annual report (1994); BLK magazine 3.4 (Apr 1991), 3.4 (May 1991), 3.6 (Jun 1991); ‘What has Hep got to do with me?’ info leaflet by Russell Harty (Jimmy’s) (n.d.); the Scene in London (SIN) directory of women’s & lesbian services (n.d.); ‘London Lesbian Line celebrates ten years!’ article (1993); Outwrite ‘Masses of women – but where is the movement?’ articles (1986); Disability Awareness in Action newsletters (May 1995, Jun 1995, Aug 1995, Sept/Oct 1995); poster for ONYX at London Friend (n.d.); The Feminist Library newsletter (Autumn 1995); ‘Aqui Nosotras: Bulletin of the European-Latin American Women’s Network’ (May 1995); ‘Organisations for Lesbians and Gay men in Camden, London and nationwide’ list (multiple copies; n.d. [1990s?]); Creative and Supportive Trust (CAST) annual report (1994); Women’s Centre Sutton newsletter (1995); Stonewall newsletter (Apr 1995); Campaign Against Pornography (CAP) newsletter (Autumn 1994); Dykenosis (LesBeWell) newsletter (Dec 1995); Sistren Black Lesbian Group poster (n.d.); the City Lit ‘Building on Beijing: an Older Women’s Study Day’ flyer (1996); CAP info leaflet (n.d.); London Lighthouse events programme (Spring 1995); CLCBLG info leaflet (n.d.); ‘Women in the Unitarian Movement’ booklet (1992); Lesbian & Gay Switchboard ‘Lesbians, HIV & Safer Sex – Low Risk isn’t No Risk’ booklet (n.d.); Inform-al info leaflet (n.d.); GEMMA info leaflet (n.d.); ‘Paving the Way: Streetworks to help people with disabilities’ leaflet by Camden Council (Mar 1989); Freedom Clinic info leaflet (n.d.); Boadicea Disabled Women’s Newsletter (Oct/Nov 1995).

Conference paper drafts from the Feminists Against Sexual Terrorism Conference, Leeds, Nov 1980: ‘The Politics of Lesbian Sexuality’ essay by Danu November; ‘Can we use the media to get across our message?’ by Annie Smith; ‘Violence in Obstetrics’ by Lis from Radical Midwives; ‘Campaign against Sexual/Psychological Terrorism’ by Shirley Frost; ‘Rape, Sexuality and Crimes of Violence’ by Sandra McNeill; ‘Patriarchal Justice and the Threat of Rape’ by Des Feminists Revolutionnaires; ‘Sex Law – England and Wales’ by Leeds Women’s Liberation Sex Law Group; ‘Rape, Like Charity, Begins at Home’ by Women Against Rape; ‘Prostitution and the Women’s Liberation Movement’ by Sheila Jeffreys; ‘Indecent Exposure’ (unknown author); ‘Age of Consent’ by Sandra McNeill and Valerie Sinclair; ‘Mental Hospitals’ Closure’ (unknown author); ‘Politics of Counselling in Rape Crisis Centres’ by Marian Morrigan; ‘Gynaecology, Obstetrics – a refined form of violence?’ by Anna Briggs.

GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/14 · File · 1985 - 1996
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to Black lesbian and gay rights and issues, including protests, global solidarity campaigns, and other forms of direct action.

Includes: leaflets and flyers for Smash the Backlash (May 1986); leaflets for Haringey Black Action (n.d.); ‘A far cry from the Pacific’ flyer against US occupation of and nuclear testing in Pacific islands (1986); Women Working for a Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific poster (Jan 1988); flyer for public meeting on racist, sexist and homophobic immigration law (1986); Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights (LAGER) flyer and poster (c.1980s); LESPOP ‘Black Lesbians in London up against the law’ flyer (n.d.) and ‘Black Lesbians and the Police’ flyers (1988); Haringey Black Action article (n.d.); LAGER ‘Black Lesbians and Gays Fight Back’ leaflets (1988); Camden & Islington Black Sisters ‘Black Women’s Protest Against Racism at Hampstead Women’s Pond’ poster (Aug 1985); Lesbian and Gay Coalition Against Racism flyer (c.1990s); Haringey Black Action anti-apartheid demo (n.d.).

GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/16 · File · 1980 - 1996
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Leaflets, flyers and posters for centres, organisations and events for Black lesbians.

Includes material that refers to: Camden Black Lesbian & Gay Centre (BLGC); London Rape Crisis Centre; Lesbian Archive & Information Centre; Blacklesbians Support Network; Over 40s African & Caribbean Women; Women’s Night Out: Lesbian Issues; CLCBLG; SWAPO Women’s Solidarity Campaign; Lesbian and Gay Solidarity with South African Workers (LGSSAW; run from Gay’s the Word); Lesbians in Coalition; Guarana’s [a lesbian club night]; the Afro-American Studies dept and African Student Union at San Diego State University; Young Black Zami Group; Blackchat at Shelburne Young Women’s Centre; Young Black Lesbians Group; West Hampstead Women’s Centre; Peckham Black Women’s Centre; Centerprise Word Up Women’s Café; Salsa Soul Sisters, Inc; Lesbians in Love and Trouble; Camden Black Sisters; Young Black Zamies; Kiran Asian Women’s Aid; Black Lesbian Defence Campaign; Brixton Black Women’s Centre; Blacklesbian Support Network; The Audre Lorde Project: Centre for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit & Transgender People of Color Communities; South Asian Lesbian & Gay Network; Friday Group (Lesbian & Gay Black Group); Hackney Black Lesbian Group; Nyitera House [Uganda]: Desire’s Night Out; Zami II National Blacklesbian Conference; Press Gang Publishers (leaflet for Not Vanishing by Chrystos); Third World AIDS Advisory Task Force & San Francisco AIDS Foundation; Shakti South Asian Lesbian and Gay Network; Lesbian Information Network; Women’s Resource Centre; Sinister Wisdom lesbian journal; Rape Counselling and Research Project; West London Cyrenians; Sisterwrite bookshop.

GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/17 · File · 1980 - 1996
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to Black lesbian activism, feminist, queer, anti-racist campaigns, and global solidarity campaigns.

This material comes from a broad range of organisations, collectives and campaigns including: A Woman’s Place; London Boroughs Grants Committee; Migrant Services Unit; Camden Black Sisters; Lesbian Information Network; the Other Production Company; International Black Women for Wages for Housework; InterNations Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Committee; Anti-Apartheid Movement; SWAPO Women’s Solidarity Campaign; Namibia Support Committee; Zami Black Lesbian Conference; Ethnic Dance Festival ’87; Black Women in the Arts; Black Lesbian and Gay Centre; Project for Advice, Counselling and Education (PACE); London Women’s Centre; CLCBLG; Onlywomen Press; Baobab Books [Zimbabwe]; Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA); Black & Ethnic Minority Lesbians & Gays at London Friend; Shakti South Asian Lesbian and Gay Network; Asian Young Women’s Project; Black Lesbian Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; Southall Black Sisters; Looking After Ourselves: A Course for Black Lesbians; the Kaleghil Quinn Life Force Arts Centre; material relating to death of Dorothy El-Muracy; Waters of the Cave; Bradford and Leeds Black Sisters; the Aché Project [US]; Centerprise; Asian Incest Survivors Self Help Group; Blacklesbian Support Network; Feminist Review; Women in Shakti; Lesbian Ethics [US]; Akina Mama wa Afrika; Black Lesbians and Gay Men Against Media Homophobia (BLGMAMH); Anti-Apartheid Movement; LESPOP; Haringey Black Action; Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights (LAGER); Black Lesbian Defence Campaign; Justice for Battered Women who Kill campaign; Anti-Racist Alliance; We Are Here: Black Feminists in Britain Conference; Sari Squad; women-only Anti-Deportation Centre; Afia Begum Campaign Against Deportation; Unemployed Workers Centre; Black Women’s Network; Southall Black Women’s Centre; Support Baldev Gill campaign; Zamimass; and more.

Feminist newsletters
GB 1534 CLCBLG/6/31 · File · 1992-1996
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Newsletters from various feminist and community groups.

Includes: Amach Linn newsletter (Feb 1996); ‘Aqui Nosotras: Bulletin of the European-Latin American Women’s Network’ (Dec 1995); Disability Awareness in Action newsletters 32-33 (Nov & Dec 1995); Dykenosis (LesBeWell) newsletters 6-7 (Oct & Dec 1995); Esto No Tiene Nombres magazine 3.1 (1994); Feminist Library newsletter (Autumn 1995); International Lesbian Information Service (ILIS) newsletter 16.3 (1995); News Line: The Voice of Blackliners newsletter 13 (Dec 1995); Northgate News: The Voice of Oxford Lesbian and Gay Centre 55 (Feb 1996); Older Lesbian Network newsletters (Oct 1995, Nov 1995, Dec 1995, Jan 1996); photocopied ‘Les is more’ article from Time Out magazine 1296 (21-28 Jun 1995); Women’s Health newsletter 22 (May 1994); Zaminews 2.1 (1992).

Sheila's photographs
GB 1534 CLCBLG/8/2 · File · 1980-1996
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Folder labelled ‘Sheila’s photographs’, containing images from CLCBLG at a demonstration [possibly Lesbian Strength 1985 or Smash the Backlash 1987] and various events at 54-56 Phoenix Road. Includes Kodak box labelled ‘Sheila’, containing film negatives and photographs of CLCBLG seaside excursions; box also contains unlabelled envelope of film negatives (n.d.).

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group
GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/6 · File · 1971 - 1996
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Women’s health publications, essays, and conference materials, with a focus on Black and Scottish women’s healthcare.

Includes: Perceived Health Needs of Black and Ethnic Minority Women report (Nov 1994); Black & Ethnic Minority Women’s Health Sub Group research report (1996); Black and Ethnic Minority Women’s Health Conference programmes (Glasgow, 1995); report on menstrual extraction by Lorraine Rothman (n.d.); 14th annual National Lesbian and Gay Health Conference programme (Jul 1992); Feminist Women’s Health Centre bulletins (c.1971-1977). Some records bear Glasgow Lesbian Line stickers.

Wider LGBTQ issues
GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/10 · File · 1984 - 1995
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Folder of press cuttings relating to LGBTQ+ life and issues including homophobia, sex education, HIV/AIDS, politics and more.

Also contains press coverage of CLCBLG’s premises at 54-56 Phoenix Road. Titles include: Evening Standard; Capital Gay; Islington Gazette; Guardian; Camden New Journal; Camden and St. Pancras Chronicle; Haringey Advertiser; the Sun; Independent; Enfield Advertiser and more.

Holidays and excursions
GB 1534 CLCBLG/8/3 · File · 1980-1995
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

CLCBLG holiday/excursion and event photographs in Whitstable, Brighton, and unnamed locations [possibly some in the CLCBLG premises at 54-56 Phoenix Road]. The group ran regular trips to the seaside for lesbian mothers and their children, as well as other members.

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group