Women's Liberation Movement in Britain Correspondence

Scope and Content

Invitations to speak, requests for help and information, letters from friends, as previous files. Other subjects covered include the campaign to save the Victorian Baths and Washhouse in Silchester Road, W10; a Marxist Symposium organised by Socialist Challenge in 1978. One letter expresses the writer's deep concern about the fact that Rowbotham is in the process of writing a history of the Women's Liberation Movement - in particular about the fact that Rowbotham will not represent radical feminism fairly. A carbon of Rowbotham's robust reply (8pp) follows, in which she sets out her beliefs and attitudes to the women's movement, and its relationship to politics, particularly Marxism.

Among the material in the file that is not correspondence: photocopy of 'Are you a typewriter?' by Clare Cherrington, published in Spare Rib; poem 'Thoughts After Ruskin', by Elma Mitchell; MS of a review of Rowbotham's book on Stella Browne for The Leveller, by Sue Bruley, 1977; MS of a review of the book on Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis by Jeffrey Weeks and Rowbotham for The Leveller, by Sue Bruley, 1977.