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A Woman's Place (AWP)

Series contains material relating to A Woman's Place (AWP), a feminist collective and women's resource centre based at the Greater London Council-owned Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, London. AWP was active from the early 1970s to around 1986, when the GLC (who funded their activities) was abolished by Margaret Thatcher's administration; during its lifespan, AWP was an invaluable information and resource hub for women.

Series includes meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, research reports, flyers and posters for feminist and lesbian feminist events, questionnaires, health literature, and more. File 4/3 Related feminist and women's material includes a sizeable collection of material relating to local, national and international women's campaigns, including newsletters and health literature.

A Woman's Place

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 International Women’s Day 1985

Material relating to the organisation of International Women’s Day week of festivities in March 1985, coordinated by Camden Women’s Bus and organised by Camden Women’s Bus, Kentish Town Women’s Workshop, Women with Disabilities Group, Cypriot Women’s Centre, Chinese Community Centre, CLC, West Hampstead Women’s Centre, King’s Cross Neighbourhood Centre, Harmood Community Centre, Camden Community Transport, Playbox, Camden Council Women’s Unit, Under 2s Centre, Resources and Information for Girls, and Camden Residents.

Includes event proposal, programme drafts, budget and costings documents, meeting minutes, consultation flyer to gauge needs of women in Camden, and related material.

Camden Women's Bus

Federation of Women’s Organisations in Camden (FOWOC)

Material relating to the Federation of Women’s Organisations in Camden (FOWOC), primarily concerning the establishment of FOWOC and the Federation’s dissatisfaction and disputes over funding allocations & mis-/non-communications with Camden Council Women’s Committee and Women’s Unit.

Includes circulars from West Hampstead Women’s Centre and FOWOC, meeting minutes, list of contacts, position statement from FOWOC, and related material.

Federation of Women’s Organisations in Camden

Feminist and LGBTQ activism, groups and campaigns

Series contains material relating to a wide range of women's organisations and grassroots collectives; feminist and women's liberation campaigns; lesbian feminist groups; LGBTQ (particularly lesbian) groups, campaigns and issues; disability rights activism; feminist and lesbian feminist media; resources for women and LGBTQ people; Black feminism; Latin American and international lesbian feminism; and global solidarity actions and campaigns. Includes publications, resource guides, newsletters, correspondence, zines, press cuttings, flyers, posters, leaflets, booklets, academic & research reports, conference papers, meeting minutes, and more.

Feminist postcards

Feminist postcards, primarily addressed to members of A Woman’s Place collective.

Also contains posters for various theatre & social events, including: Joy Lemoine (Black feminism; Spring 1981); Maggie Ford’s ‘The Rising of the Moon’ (n.d.); Motherland at Oval House Theatre (Black feminism; Jul 1982); Young Lesbian Group poster (n.d.); photocopied image of people playing pool (n.d.); Gay Monitoring and Archive Project press release (Jan 1982); Woman-Magic exhibition by Monica Sjoo, Beverly Skinner and Marika Tell (Dec 1978-Jan 1979).

Feminist zines and publications

Feminist zines and publications (CLCBLG office copies).

Includes: ‘The Ancient Religion of the Great Cosmic Mother of All’ zine by Monica Sjoo (Dec 1975); ‘PENT-UP’ zine by the members of Southampton Women’s Liberation (n.d. [1970s?]); ‘Moonstorm’ lesbian feminist zine 3.1 (Spring 1976); ‘The Myth of Motherhood’ Spokesman pamphlet by Lee Comer (1971); ‘Red Notes’ magazine (n.d. [c.1970s]); Big Flame Women’s Group magazine (n.d. [c.1970s]); ‘Enough’ literary journal by Bristol Women’s Liberation Group (n.d. [c.1970s]); Whirlwind anarcha-feminist magazine 1.1 (n.d. [c.1970s]).

Feminist zines and publications

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).

Forum Against Oppression of Women Conference

Material pertaining to the Forum Against Oppression of Women Conference [in wake of Nandita Gandhi’s death?] in Bombay [Mumbai], India, 1980.

Includes: flyer for Forum Against Oppression of Women conference (1980); photographic prints from an Indian women’s rights demo [for Outwrite Women’s Newspaper]; and stills from a Channel 4 documentary called Who Will Cast the First Stone? (1988).

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group

Funding

Material relating to grants and funding for A Woman’s Place (AWP), including meeting minutes and correspondence from the Voluntary Sector Forum, London Boroughs Grants Committee, London Voluntary Service Council, and AWP budget for 1985/6.

A Woman's Place

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