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GB 1534 CLCBLG/6/20 · File · 1964-1985
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Press cuttings from various magazines and publications, covering various aspects of earlier (c.1960s-1970s) lesbian and gay cultural and social life. Publication titles include: Nova (Feb 1967); Titbits (26 Jul 1969); Honey (May 1973); 19 (Jan 1973); Life International (27 Jul 1964); British Journal of Sexual Medicine (Feb 1983); New Scientist (24 Jul 1969); Le Soir (French-language; Nov 1972); Journalist (May 1985); Daily Telegraph (10 Jan 1969); News of the World (16 Nov 1969); and related material.

GB 1534 CLCBLG/6/29 · File · c.1970s
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Zines and publications by regional and national women’s liberation groups (CLCBLG office copies).

Includes: ‘Living as Women: Notting Hill Women’s Paper’ zine (n.d. [c.1970s]); ‘Women Together’ feminist zine (n.d. [c.1970s]); ‘Down Tools!’ zine by Colchester Women’s Liberation (n.d. [c.1970s]); ‘At Last… It’s the Libertarian Women’s Network’ bulletin (n.d. [c.1972]); ‘Women Come Together… It’s what your right arm’s for…’ zine by Swansea Women’s Liberation Group (n.d. [c.1970s]); Libertarian Women’s Network Newssheets (no. 11 & 14 [c.1972]; Fellowship of Reconciliation (pacifist religious collective) newsletter (n.d. [c.1970s]); People’s Food Co-op (Lincoln Estate, Bow) bulletin (n.d. [c.1970s]): ‘The Ancient Religion of the Great Cosmic Mother of All’ zine by Monica Sjoo (Jun 1976).

GB 1534 CLCBLG/6/16 · File · 1970-1995
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Various LGBTQ and feminist publications, including: Paper Gai (Spanish-language LGBT+ magazine from Valencia; May 1994); ONE/IGLA bulletin (newsletter of ONE Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archive; Spring 1995); First Things First: Books for Women catalogue (1975/76); short story called ‘It need Never have Happened’ (n.d.); the Fawcett Library newsletter (Jan 1995); ‘Meeting the Educational Needs of our Children’, 2nd African Books Festival brochure (Nov 1987); Images of Women newsletter (n.d. [c.1970s]); Gay Concern newsletter (n.d. [c.1970s]); Roman Catholic Feminist newsletter (Oct 1979); London Irish Women’s Centre information pack (n.d.); and notes regarding men on premises [at A Woman's Place or London Women's Centre?; n.d.].

Also contains conference papers from British Sociological Association Conference, 5-8 April 1982: ‘Gender marking in teachers’ assessments’ by Jane French, University of Manchester; ‘National Reproduction: Sexism, Racism & the State’ by Nira Yuval Davis, Thames Polytechnic; ‘Women and Caring: Skills, Tasks and Taboos’ by Clare Ungerson, University of Kent; ‘Purification or Social Control? Ideologies of Reproduction and the Churching of Women after Childbirth by Peter Rushton, Sunderland Polytechnic; ‘Theories of Sexuality in Medical Practice: A Working Paper’ by Ong Bie Mo and Jane Rosser; ‘The Sexual Harassment of Working Women’ by Stephen J. Morewitz, University of Chicago; ‘The Regulation of Fertility – Some Social and Historical Questions’ by Caroline Love; ‘Crowd Control at English Football Matches: Some Issues of Gender’ by Jerry M. Lewis, Kent State University; ‘Food as an Indicator of Social Relations’ by Marion Kerr and Nickie Charles; ‘Community Study of Violence to Women’ by Jane Hanmer and Sheila Saunders (University of Bradford), ‘Social Gender and linguistic Gender: Masculine and Feminine in Language and Society’ by Jean Crocker, University of Newcastle; ‘Hide and Clique: Structural Aspects in Disclosure of a Discreditable Identity’ by Peter M. Davies, University College Cardiff; ‘Towards a Sociology of Domestic Economy’ by Anne Goldthorpe and Judy Worsnop; ‘The Professions and the Semi-Professions: The Control of Emotions and the Construction of Masculinity’ by Jeff Hearn, University of Bradford; ‘Illness, Crime and the ‘Female Role’: Problems in the Analysis of Sex and Gender’ by Anne Edwards Hiller, Monash University.

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.

GB 1534 CLCBLG/6/25 · File · 1971-1993
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Artistic and creative material including creative writing publications, resource guides, catalogues, fanzines, and further women’s publications.

Includes: rainbow snake poetry volume by the Center for Women’s Studies and Services (1971); Shocking Pink! magazine (1992); ‘Sparkles: Poems, Stories and Articles by the women of GEMMA’ x 2 (n.d.); The Women’s Press book catalogue (Aug 1993-Jan 1994); Feminists Against Sexual Terror (FAST; Sept 1983); Outwrite magazine (issue 47; 1986); transcript of a conversation between Lisa (age 11), Susan (her mother, a lesbian) and other lesbians re Lisa’s experience as a child of a lesbian mother (Mar 1977); Outwrite magazine (issue 578; May 1987); Revolutionary Radical Feminist newsletter 16 (1986); Powerful Images: A Women’s Guide to Audiovisual Resources by Isis International (1986).

GB 1534 CLCBLG/6/19 · File · 1972-1989
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Press cuttings from various newspapers and publications, including the Sun, Daily Mail, London Daily News, the Times, the Sunday Times, Today, Capital Gay, Greater London Council paper, Interlink, She, Observer in London, Dogmess, Guardian, Women’s Studies, City Limits, SHE magazine, and many more.

Press cuttings
GB 1534 CLCBLG/4/8 · File · 1976
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Press cuttings relating to the death of Diane Merritt, [a lesbian in a heterosexual marriage, who allegedly plotted to murder her husband and was subsequently killed in a struggle with a friend; the friend was later acquitted of her murder].

A Woman's Place
GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/18 · File · 1978 - 1991
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Folder of publications, journal articles and literature relating to Black and Asian diaspora feminism and Black lesbian feminism.

Includes: leaflet for ‘In Celebration of Audre Lorde’ fundraiser for Azania (n.d.); Black Women & Representation programme (Apr-May 1984); photocopy of ‘Other Voices, Other Moods’ by Alice Walker for Ms magazine (Feb 1979); June Jordan biography from City Limits (16 Mar 1989); Weekend Guardian articles on poverty and homosexuality in South Africa (12-13 May 1990); ‘Call and Response’ by Maud Sulter, from Feminist Art News 2.8 (n.d.); photocopy of extract of The Ladder: A Lesbian Review (Jun 1966); Camden Black Sisters herstory (n.d. [c.1980s]); Lesbian Archive & Information Centre flyer and [oral history?] questionnaire (n.d.); London Feminist History Group flyer (n.d.); circular letter and info from Sakhi Collective, Delhi (1994); Mukti and Connexions articles on Asian lesbians (1982 & 1985); transcript of Linda King’s interview with Melina Young (n.d.); circular from International Lesbian and Gay People of Colour Conference (ILGPOCC) Planning Group (n.d.); meeting minutes of Black Lesbian and Gay Support Group (17 Nov 1989); homophobic letter from Pan African Congress Movement (PACM) to Hackney Black Women’s Group (20 Mar 1990); Lesbian History Group summer programme (1990); Lesbian Information Service index of lesbian and women’s orgs (Jun 1988); photocopy of Joan Nestle’s interview with Mabel Hampton from Sinister Wisdom (Summer 1979); ‘Whitney Weeps for Me’ article from News of the World (8 May 1988); Linda King’s interview with Louisa John-Baptiste (n.d.); photocopy of ‘Lesbian Mothers Conference: A Black Lesbian View’ by Angela (n.d.); photocopy of review of Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider [by Barbara Christian?], from Black Feminist Criticism: Perspectives on Black Women Writers (1986); photocopy of National Coalition of Black Gays solidarity message to NGO Forum ’85 (1985); photocopied biographical articles/reference files on Angelina Weld Grimké, Ma Rainey, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Edmonia Lewis, Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley; photocopy of ‘No More Buried Lives: The Theme of Lesbianism in Audre Lorde’s Zami, Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place, Ntozake Shange’s Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple’ [by Barbara Christian?], from Black Feminist Criticism: Perspectives on Black Women Writers (1986); photocopy of Jackie Kay’s interview with Maya Angelou, from Marxism Today (Sept 1987); photocopy of ‘Early Stars and Shows’ from Black Dance by Edward Thorpe (1989); photocopy of ‘Lesbian Daughter’ by Cheryl West, from SAGE 4.2 (1987); biographical article on Rosa Guy, from the Sunday Observer (8 Nov 1987); photocopy of ‘My Experience as a Black Lesbian Teacher’ article (n.d.); photocopy of ‘I Never Thought I’d be a Lesbian Until…’ by Sharon Smith (n.d.); photocopied Lesbian Archive & Information Centre ‘Black Lesbian Only Open Day’ (c.1990); review of Wild Women in the Whirlwind from New Statesman (n.d.); photocopy of ‘From the inside Looking In: A Reappraisal of Heart of the Race’ by Sisters in Study, from Realities of Time (n.d.); photocopy of ‘“I Dream a World”’ by Eleanor J. Bader, from On the Issues 14 (1990); Alan Wall’s interview with gay disco artist Sylvester, from Gay News 154 (Oct 1978); excerpt of early lesbian poetry from ‘Sapphic Song’ (n.d.).

Also includes two indexes for Black lesbian reference material and file contents, [probably from Lesbian Archive & Information Centre].

Administrative records
GB 1534 CLCBLG/4/1 · File · 1978-1986
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to A Woman’s Place (AWP) collective [not related to Woman’s Place UK]. Includes meeting agendas and minutes, incoming and outgoing correspondence, research questionnaires (all 1978-1979). Also includes a flyer for an all-women’s cruise as a benefit for Positively Women and Sheba feminist publisher [c.1980s?].

A Woman's Place
GB 1534 CLCBLG/1/77 · File · 1979-1988
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Correspondence to CLCBLG supporters and local community including mail outs, letters, press cuttings, leaflets, posters, flyers, and related material.

Includes: catalogue for ‘Celebrate the Gay Way’ brand (n.d.); ‘Just Talking’ creative writing journal from Cambridge House Adult Literacy Scheme (1979); Camden Council Women’s Committee ‘Fact Pack’ (n.d.); letters between CLCBLG representatives, local councillors, and other local organisers which document the dispute over the Centre’s Phoenix Road premises; photocopies of the petition against CLCBLG’s premises; a large poster featuring CLCBLG’s logo in black & red; Lesbian Employment Rights newsletter 7 (Nov 1988), detailing dismissal of Black CLCBLG worker.