Collection IM - Ingrid McClements Archive

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GB 1534 IM


Ingrid McClements Archive


  • 1970-01-14 - 2008 (Creation)

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14 Archival Boxes

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(27th Dec 1948-5 Dec 2008)

Biographical history

Ingrid McClements (Dec 27th 1948 – Dec 5th 2008) was a women’s and racial rights activist who spent her life campaigning for equality in both London and Glasgow. She studied in Leeds before moving to London in 1974, where she worked for Brent Council and was involved in many political events and campaigns, including equal pay, trade union right, setting up the first women’s centre in Brent, was heavily involved in the Working Women’s Charter Campaign. She was also a member of the International Marxist Group. She continued her activism through the 70s and 80s, eventually moving to Glasgow in 1993. There, she worked with the Glasgow Council promoting equality issues and capacity building for voluntary sector organisations. She was also involved in Gara, the Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance, which was established to tackle the social exclusion of young people caused by racism in Glasgow. She continued her activism even after being diagnosed with breast cancer, working tirelessly until her death in December 2008.

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This collection contains papers relating to Ingrid McClements and her activism. Includes; political journals, newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, reports and evaluations

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No further accruals expected

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  • English

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GB 1534 IM

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GB 1534

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)



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Created by Kate Aitkenhead, January, 2022


  • English



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