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Items from the Lesbian Archive

The Glasgow Women’s Library holds a number of collections relating to women and women’s organisations in Scotland.  These include:

  • Edinburgh Women’s Centre archives
  • Women’s Church Resource Group archives
  • Scottish Women’s Aid archives
  • Family Planning Association Scotland archives
  • Scottish Abortion Campaign archives

The library also houses the national Lesbian Archive. Originally set up in London in 1984, its rich and varied collections range from a banned first edition of Radcliffe Hall’s Well of Loneliness (1928), to editions of the rare journals: Urania, Sappho and Arena 3; to British and American lesbian literature and pulp fiction; archives from groups and individuals such as the Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group, Jackie Forster and Anna Livia; and regional newsletters, banners, badges, oral histories and ephemera from the 1960s onwards.

This archive entry was last updated on 08/07/2019. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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