File 9 - Photos and press cuttings, c.1970s-1980s

Identity area

Reference code

GB 1534 CLCBLG/8/9

Title

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

Date(s)

  • 1970-1989 (Creation)

Level of description

File

Extent and medium

1 file of photographs, postcards, prints and press cuttings.

Context area

Name of creator

(1982-1988)

Administrative history

Outwrite newspaper, produced by a collective of women throughout the 1980s, was dedicated to offering news by women, for women. Self-defined as an ‘internationalist feminist’ publication, the paper focused on ‘the development of feminism worldwide’ and an examination of women’s oppressions ‘in the context of imperialism, racism and class divisions.’

Liberation struggles across Latin America, southern Africa, Palestine, Bangladesh and India, as well as local campaigns including those of Southall Black Sisters, the Sari Squad and the King’s Cross Women’s Centre were regularly featured in Outwrite’s monthly reports. The transnational community Outwrite envisioned and embodied resonates powerfully with the social justice struggles of today.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Postcards, photographs and press cuttings, some of which have been commissioned by and/or featured in Outwrite women’s newspaper.

These images document a wide range of women’s events and protests in the UK and internationally. Includes images relating to GABRIELA (re Filipina women’s struggles), Sisterwrite events, anti-arms and nuclear protests in Geneva and elsewhere, Nandita Gandhi and anti-domestic violence & feminicide protests in India, the Troubles, Gertrude Kandanga-Hilukilwa and Namibian freedom struggles, Eritrean liberation, the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, women at work in Korea, South Wales miners strikes, and much more.

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

Some material may be closed to public consultation; please consult the Archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction

Please consult the Archivist.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No technical requirements.

Finding aids

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Notes area

Note

Content note: References to femicide, domestic abuse, state violence, police brutality.

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Description control area

Description identifier

CLCBLG 8/9

Institution identifier

GB 1534

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created Summer 2021

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

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