Series 2 - Records of Local Women's Aid Groups

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GB 1534 SWA/2


Records of Local Women's Aid Groups


  • 1973 - 2016 (Creation)

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6 boxes.

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Founded in 1976, Scottish Women's Aid was established to provide a national voice for regional Women's Aid groups around Scotland. The first women's aid groups were established in 1973, beginning in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as grassroots feminist organizations providing support and temporary housing for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Since the 1970s, many more women's aid groups have been founded and continue to operate throughout Scotland.

Archival history

Items contained in this series were collected by Scottish Women's Aid and donated to Glasgow Women's Library along with the other materials in the collection. All materials created by local Women's Aid groups have been arranged together and the subseries have been arranged alphabetically by group name in order to facilitate access.

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This series contains material created by local Women's Aid groups, including newsletters, annual reports, pamphlets, and flyers.

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Further accruals are expected.

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GB 1534

Rules and/or conventions used

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



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