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Scottish Women's Aid Collection

  • GB 1534 SWA
  • Collection
  • 1973 -

This collection consists of records created by Scottish Women's Aid and local women's aid groups, including annual reports, newsletters, organisational records, promotional material, publications, and other ephemera. There is also a large series of news cuttings included in the collection that were collected by workers at Scottish Women's Aid, primarily from the mid-1970s to early 1990s. The collection also includes informational materials from related organisations used by staff at Scottish Women's Aid.

This collection is currently undergoing processing as part of the Speaking Out: Recalling Women's Aid in Scotland project (2015-2017) and a number of oral histories have been collected and will be added into the archive in late 2017.

Scottish Women's Aid

Ephemera

Ephemera related to the line’s activities and other feminist organisations. Contains leaflets for a community group gathering in Gwynedd called Cadwyn Gwynedd; a printed photo of Patricia Highsmith, a flyer for Trouble and Strife radical feminist magazine, a graffitied flyer with homophobic messages, and handouts from workshop exercises.

Gwynedd and Bangor Lesbian Line, 1984-1989

Records of Harpies and Quines

  • GB 1534 HQ
  • Collection
  • 1991 - 1994

General papers relating to the feminist magazine Harpies and Quines, including; correspondence, press cuttings, photographs and audio recording.

Harpies and Quines

i love you more: Single Issue

c2010. No date. No location. A6 booklet, black and white. Front cover: black background with white writing. Subject matter: Sex, Rape, Creative writing, Body, Women, Child abuse, Incest, Domestic violence

Billie Strain

Camden Council correspondence

Material relating to CLCBLG’s relations and interactions with Camden Council.

Includes: circulars from the Council to community groups re: police consultation, equal opportunities, social events for voluntary and community organisations, the future of Hampstead Heath, and other issues; Council correspondence (incoming and outgoing) re: CLCBLG search for suitable premises, including letters from local councillors in support of CLCBLG; report on local social services provision for lesbians and gay men; Camden Council annual report (1984/85) and budget consultation (1986/87); booklets and flyers re: sport in Camden, local service provision, and racism in council housing allocation.

Homophobic threat

Folder containing: copy of homophobic arson threat sent to Hampden Community Centre about CLCBLG after a women-only event (12 Mar 1987); related letter from Hampden Court worker (1 Apr 1987), related letter from CLCBLG to Parker & Klein (21 Apr 1987); related letter from CLCBLG to local councillor (21 Apr 1987); copy of article from Hampstead & Highgate about arson threat (17 Apr 1987); cutting from Outwrite about change to Human Rights Code in Ontario, Canada (Apr 1987).

Camden Council Women’s Committee minutes

Camden Council Women’s Committee minutes, agendas and appendices, spanning Jan-Sept 1987.

Issues and topics include: domestic violence; policing reforms; International Women’s Day 1987 celebrations; home and community care; lesbian and gay rights; women employed in, and users of, social work services; women and employment; women and housing; strategic planning for Camden into the 1990s; Camden Lesbian & Gay Committee’s work.

Camden Council Women's Committee

Young lesbians

Material relating to young lesbians, including correspondence, newsletters, information literature, and meeting minutes.

Includes material from Lesbian Information Service (including Alcohol, Older Lesbian and Youth sections), Stonewall Postal Action Network, Lesbians on the Loose, London Irish Women’s Centre, Lesbian Youth Support Information Service (LYSIS), Young Lesbian Vox Pop (based in NW England), Samaritans, and other groups.

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