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Papers of Barbara Burford

  • GB 1534 BB
  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 1988

This collection contains records relating to the life of Barbara Burford, including drafts of literary works, research notes, professional and personal correspondence, photographs, memorabilia and cassette tapes.

Burford, Barbara (1944-2010)

CLCBLG correspondence

Incoming and outgoing CLCBLG correspondence and records relating to events including conferences and demonstrations.

Correspondents include Camden Black Lesbian Group, Camden Council Social Services Department, and Camden Council Mental Health Resource Group. Also contains a list of contacts and AGM programme for Camden Black Workers’ Group, and I Am Your Sister: Forging Global Connections Across Differences conference programme & cover letter (Oct 1990).

Training and events - information and supplementary material

Material relating to training and events for women, feminists, and lesbians.

Includes: ‘Finding A Place to Live’ training session supplementary material (Dec 1987); report entitled ‘Working with Lesbians: Is Feminist Theory Compatible with Community Work Practice?’ (author unknown; n.d.); Camden Gay Men’s Group flyers and notices (c.1988); programme for Alternative Arts 10th International Women’s Day Show (8 Mar 1996); Camden Black Sisters Management Committee training programme (Mar-Apr 1987); Labyrinth Women’s Workshops Autumn programme (1987); flyer for acupuncture with Gerry Harris (n.d.); photocopied excerpt from book about the female reproductive system and gynaecological health; course booklet for heterosexism awareness training at North London College (1989); information leaflet for Dundee Young Women’s Project.

Material and resources re: events and workshops

Material relating to contemporaneous feminist and LGBTQ events outside of CLCBLG, including flyers, bulletins, booklets and handbooks relating to contemporary events and resources.

Includes: ‘An Introduction to the new Hackney Community College’ (n.d. [c.1990s?]); ‘Fat News’ bulletin and order form from London Fat Women’s Group (1992); poster advertising support groups for women in distress, held at South London Women’s Centre (n.d.); letter from Sheba Press enclosing promotional material for International Women’s Day 1994 (not enclosed; Feb 1994); poster for GAP House (women-only accommodation; n.d.); interview request from undergraduate dissertation student (22 Jul 1993); poster for lesbians & ageing study (n.d.); poster for Lesbian Dependents Anonymous Group (1991); National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) AGM agenda and annual conference programme (1993); letter announcing ‘Lesbian Agenda for the 1990s’ from Lesbian Link Conference Organisers (1993); wallet of South London Lesbian and Gay Young People’s group material including mission statement, constitution, job descriptions, and info flyers for LIP magazine (produced by the Lesbian Arts & Media Project; n.d. [c.1990s?]); Women & Domestic Violence Project poster (n.d.); information about Pimlico Arts & Media’s ‘Women in the Media course (Jun 1993) and cover letter; call for submissions for Lewisham Young Women’s Resource Project newsletter (n.d.); Camden Network bulletin (Jun 1993); Older Lesbian Network newsletter (Jun 1993); Camden Community Information Network Directory & Exchange (Cindex) ‘Greek and Cypriot People in Camden’ report (May 1993); Cindex ‘Doctors in Camden’ list (1993); Camden Volunteer Bureau newsletter (1993).

Camden Council committees

Series contains material relating to Camden Council Women's Committee and its Lesbian and Gay Committee. Includes meeting agendas and minutes, newsletters, reports, correspondence, and more.

Camden Council’s Women’s Committee and its Lesbian & Gay Committee worked closely with CLCBLG and were their central links to the state, acting as advocates for women's and lesbian & gay issues on 'the inside'.

Camden Council Women's Committee

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

Camden Council Women’s Committee minutes

Camden Council Women’s Committee minutes, agendas and appendices, spanning Oct 1987-Jun 1988.

Issues and topics include: Camden Lesbian & Gay Pride 1988; the implementation, effects of, and resistance to, Section 28; women and HIV/AIDS; lesbian custody; women and the poll tax; women and employment (including childcare provision); women and housing; Camden Lesbian & Gay Committee’s work.

Camden Council Women's Committee

Groups for Black lesbians and lesbians of colour

Material relating to Black lesbians and lesbians of colour.

Includes: call-out for submissions to KUUMBA, the twice-yearly journal of Black lesbian poetry; scoping/needs assessment questionnaire from the Brighton Project, a potential residential care home for elderly gay men and lesbians; bundle of Black Lesbian & Gay Centre material including newsletter, BLCC needs assessment questionnaire, event & interest group flyers; flyers for organisations including the Zami Group for Lesbians of African Descent, Camden Black Sisters, GAP House housing co-operative, and others; agenda, meeting minutes and related records re the International Lesbian and Gay People of Colour (ILGPOC) Conference 1990.

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