Collection SAC - Scottish Abortion Campaign

Identity area

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GB 1534 SAC


Scottish Abortion Campaign


  • 1980 - 2002 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

42 archival boxes
5.5 meters of shelving

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Administrative history

The Scottish Abortion Campaign was formed in 1980 to defend The Abortion Act 1967. Their formation came in reaction to two anti-abortion campaigns lead by Scottish MPs, James White in 1975 and and John Corrie in 1979. The Scottish campaign was affiliated to the National Abortion Campaign, later renamed Abortion Rights, which had been formed five years earlier.

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Scope and content

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.

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This collection is in the process of being catalogued. A descriptive list is available at the repository.

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  • English

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Description identifier

GB1534 SAC

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Rules and/or conventions used

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



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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 24th November 2016


  • English



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