SEBESTYEN, Amanda (fl.1967-)

Scope and Content

Papers of Amanda Sebestyen and of Casablanca Publishing Limited. Includes correspondence and other papers, (1967-2010).Organisations referenced in the papers include: RadFem; Left Unity; The New Putney Debates; Sisters magazine (The magazine of fabulous Muslim women); Festival of Older Women and Friends; Feminist Library; Reclaim the Night; London Feminist Network; Glasgow Women's Library; Woman Kind organisation; 8 March Women Organisation (Iran-Afghanistan); Femi Fest; My Belly is Mine campaign (Spain); The Feminist Archive; Women for Women Refugees; Dugdal Duval; Worker's Liberty Women; Women Asylum Seekers Together in Greater Manchester (WAST); Labour (magazine); Older Women's Co-Housing; Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize; Women's History month; Women for Women International; Gender Action for Peace and Security; Green Party; White Ribbon Campaign; Socialist Party Socialist Women; Object: Women Not Sex Objects; Stop Porn Culture; Solace Women's Aid; Demand Change! Prostitution is exploitation - Stop the demand; Eaves. Putting Women First; Women's Trust; Female Genital Mutilation; Feminist Times; UK Feminista; Women Solidarity Platform in the UK; End Violence Against Women Coalition; YWCA (Women changing lives); More Than One Rung; KALAYAAN. Justice for Migrant Domestic Workers; Raw in War; Million Women Rise; Women Against Fundementalism; Amnesty International; Women Against the Cuts; No Women No Peace; Women's Resource Centre; Women Acting in Today's Society; Go Feminist; Feminist Archive North; Abortion Support Network.

Administrative / Biographical History

Amanda Sebestyen was a freelance writer, editor and campaigner who was involved in the creation of many key publications of the Women's Liberation Movement. Her work included funding Feminist Books in Leeds, publishing SPLIT magazine from 1986, and bringing Robin Morgan's poetry collection, Monster, to Britain in 1972. Sebestyen was a member of Women's Research and Resources Centre (later, The Feminist Library) and of the Spare Rib Collective from 1977-1980. She worked in the Women's Liberation Workshop and as an editor for Casablanca magazine. Sebestyen was also part of the History of Women's Liberation group (HOWL) as well as the Notting Hill consciousness-raising group (later, Wages for Housework), which was the first UK Radical Feminist group.


The SEBESTYEN archive is divided into the following three sections:

  • SEBESTYEN/1: Papers of Amanda Sebestyen
  • SEBESTYEN/2: Papers of Casablanca Publishing Limited
  • SEBESTYEN/3: Additional Papers of Amanda Sebestyen

Access Information

PART CLOSED. Some items in this collection are closed under the Data Protection Act. Please contact the Archivist for more information about accessing this material.

Acquisition Information

SEBESTYEN/1 and SEBESTYEN/2 were deposited at Bishopsgate Institute by Amanda Sebestyen, July 2013. SEBESTYEN/3 was deposited at Bishopgate Institute by Amanda Sebestyen on 14 January 2015.

Other Finding Aids

Adlib catalogue and copy of handlist available in researcher's area.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Grace Biggins.

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