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Photos and press cuttings, c.1970s-1980s

Folder of photographs and press cuttings, many of which have been commissioned by and/or featured in Outwrite Women’s Newspaper.

These images document a wide range of events and protests, primarily in the UK and Ireland. Includes images relating to Women’s Liberation campaigns (including a Glasgow WLM group), pro-choice rallies, demos and community aid connected to the Miners’ Strike, the Troubles, News International/Wapping dispute, various industrial actions, the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the UK, COHSE and NUPE demos against NHS privatisation, protests against cuts to public services, LGBTQ+ protests (e.g. Section 28 & ‘Stop the Clause’ protests, Lesbian Strength 1985), and much more.

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group

Related feminist and women's material

Folder containing material relating to various feminist collectives and women’s groups, including briefings, journals, newsletters, information sheets, legal guidance. Includes: List of women’s organisations in UK by Women’s Forum (May 1982); letter from Wages for Housework Campaign and enclosed Guardian reader’s letter from Anita Garcia, an Argentine woman in the UK, re Falklands War (Jun 1982); Association of Radical Midwives info leaflet (1982); ‘British Women, Foreign Children’ info sheet re campaign to grant British citizenship to all children of British nationals (c.1982); minutes of Women’s Employment Group Project meeting (Sept [1980s]); Greenwich Creche Project flyer and cover letter; National Childcare Campaign info sheet (n.d.); Birmingham Women’s Liberation contact list (n.d.); Women’s Fightback ‘Women say NO to Tebbit’ campaign info sheet (1982); info sheet for Shilo Pregnancy & Contraceptive Advisory Service for Jewish women (Hebrew; n.d.); Campagne Internationale sur la Contraception, l’Avortement et la Sterilisation information booklet (French-language; 1980); TSC Working Women’s Group ‘History of Turkish Women’ essay (n.d.); copy of ‘Jesus had Right Attitude to Women’ article from Catholic Herald (Mar 1978); info sheet on women’s rights within Islam by Iranian Women Solidarity Group (Jun 1982); press release for ‘Sexual Harassment at Work’ report by National Council for Civil Liberties (1982); flyer for Anti-Sexist Men’s Weekend (Jun 1982); press release for ‘Building the London Gay Community’ report by London Gay Workshops (May 1982); info sheet and Charter of Wageless Women collective (n.d.); CASSOE newsletter subscribers list (May 1982); A Woman’s Place (AWP) list of members (n.d.); Stonewall Committee flyer for Seattle Pride (1982); copy of leaflet from Alternatives for Women, California (n.d.); info sheet for Whitman Brooks Rap Groups (n.d.); copy of flyer for National Association of Gay Alcoholism Professionals (NAGAP; US-based; n.d.); info sheet for CONTROL: Women’s Liberation Pregnancy Advisory & Abortion Referral Centres (Sydney-based; n.d.).

Also includes mostly undated AWP research materials and reports, including: charts on Equal Pay Act & Sex Discrimination Act; advice documents re taking your case to the industrial tribunal; reports on safe pensions & industrial pensions; report on the EEC and equality legislation; report on discrimination outside the Sex Discrimination Act; report on Equal Opportunities Commission; copy of ‘Sexual divisions within the labour force: occupational segregation’ by Catherine Hakim (Nov 1978); report outlining the Sex Discrimination Act’s employment provisions; report on affirmative action programmes in the US.

Bulletins & newsletters: International Contraception, Abortion & Sterilisation Campaign (ICASC) newsletters 7 & 8 (1982); Matriarchy Research & Reclaim Network newsletter (Dec 1981); National Childcare Campaign newsletter (Aug 1982); OUT: The publication of the multi-national women’s liberation group of Athens (May 1982); newsletter for Sunrise Education Trust (Jul 1982); Grapevine newsletter (Apr 1981); Rights of Women (ROW) newsletter (Jul 1982); Campaign to Impede Sex Stereotyping in the Young (CISSY) newsletter (Dec 1980); International Women’s News newsletter (Jan 1969); Women’s Studies Newsletter (Oct 1977); ‘Alcoholism: A Woman’s Issue’ stickers from Alcoholism Center for Women (ACW; n.d.); ACWWorth (ACW’s newsletters; Fall 1980 & Winter 1980-1981), with acknowledgement slip; Islington Community Health Council briefings (Mar & Jul 1980); Alcoholism Center for Women ‘Sober Woman’ bulletin, with acknowledgement slip (c.1981).

Scottish Abortion Campaign

  • GB 1534 SAC
  • Collection
  • 1980 - 2002

Papers of the Scottish Abortion Campaign (SAC), a pro-choice organisation based in Scotland. Collection includes papers relating to the running of the SAC; correspondence, press releases, agendas and minutes of meetings, newsletters, event material, press cuttings &etc. Also includes papers relating to the National Abortion Campaign; correspondence, newsletters, conferences, bulletins &etc. Other papers include material relating to anti-abortion campaigns, including parliamentary campaigns.

Scottish Abortion Campaign