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Women's Resource Centre

  • Collection
  • 2019-2020

This collection includes the born-digital records of The Women's Resource Centre (WRC). The first series consists of material relating to 'Sisters Doing it for Themselves', a project run by WRC to mark the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) in 2020.

Women's Resource Centre (WRC)

Inter-war Feminist Pamphlet Collection

  • Collection
  • 1918-1940

A curated collection of pamphlets selected from The Women’s Library and related collections, focusing on the work of organisations, reformers and campaigners who advocated for women’s rights and equality during the inter-war period (1918 – 1940). Also included are the perspectives of politicians, governments, and intergovernmental organisations, as they reacted to the issues raised by women’s rights advocates.

The Women's Library Poster Collection

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  • 1970-1989

A curated collection of posters from The Women’s Library, mainly dating to the 1970s and 1980s, including our collection of See Red Women's Workshop posters. The posters address issues and topics pertaining to feminism, women’s rights activism, violence against women and woman-led peace campaigning.

Women’s Rights Journals

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  • Collection
  • 1915 - 1969

This collection consists of journals which cover many campaigns for equality of rights and opportunities published after the First World War. Campaigns range from the right to vote on the same terms as men, to birth control, family allowances, guardianship rights, equal pay, and abolition of the marriage bar, to an equal role for women in the League of Nations. Journals, such as “Urania”, challenged gender and sexual norms.

Autograph Letter Collection

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  • 1851-1975

This collection contains letters of prominent correspondents dating from 1851 to 1975. They cover themes eg suffrage, education, medicine, women and the Church, literature, employment, temperance, scholarship, industry, travel and the art. Many of these letters were considered 'Autograph' letters by famous correspondents such as William Gladstone, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, the Pankhursts, Annie Besant, Thomas Hardy, Keir Hardie and John Stuart Mill to name but a few. The entire collection is arranged into 30 groups either by themes mentioned above or by individual eg Constance Lytton, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.