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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.

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

Feminist essays and reports

Literature relating to women’s campaigns, national and global solidarity movements, and social justice campaigns.

Includes: essay entitled ‘Class’ by Linda Bellos, from Revolutionary & Radical Feminists (Leeds) newsletter (Summer 1989); ‘Self Twice-Removed: Ugandan Woman’ CHANGE International report by Grace Akello (1982); ‘For Richer – For Poorer?’ report on conference on Child Support Act (1992); ‘Black Women’s Struggle for Equality’ essay (1980) by Willie Mae Reid x 2; ‘Justice Denied: A Nation Resists’ pamphlet by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (1991); ‘A State of Siege: Policing the Coalfields in the First Six Weeks of the Miners’ Strike’ report by Susan Miller & Martin Walker for the National Union of Miners Yorkshire branch (1984); and ‘Minus Lives: Women of Bangladesh’ CHANGE International report by Naila Kabeer (1983).

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).

Older lesbians

Material relating to older lesbians.

Includes: ‘Older Women Talking – Getting together to discuss issues affecting your lives’ (20 Nov 1986); ‘Old Lesbians: Out and Proud’, Social Work Today magazine (4 May 1989); report from London Older Lesbians’ Conference (24 Mar 1984), Older Lesbian Network newsletters (Apr 1991, Oct 1991, Jan/Feb 1992, Feb 1992, Mar/Apr 1992, Apr/May 1992, Oct 1993, Nov 1993); Camden Council Women’s Committee, CLCBLG newsletters (incomplete run; various issues c.1988-1991); GEMMA newsletter (Jun 1995), ‘Speaking Out: Herstory of an Old Lesbian’ article (no source; n.d.); list of organisations for lesbians and gay men in Camden, London and nationwide (n.d.).

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

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