The archive consists of: 3 attendance books (one book includes accounts)
Records of the London Feminist History Group
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 106 5LFH
- Dates of Creation1980-1986
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.25 A box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The London Feminist History Group (1973-1989) was established in 1973 as an informal discussion group that met in the homes of participating members and was the first organisation of its kind in the UK. Its main function was to provide a supportive and productive atmosphere in which to create works of feminist history and to support new women's studies course students. The general emphasis was to share information and problems and provide support and stimulus to those women doing research. Members were defined as those who took part in each meeting; these meetings were led by one or two women who acted as convenors and undertook the administration of the organisation for a year before passing the role to another. The group invited speakers to address meetings on a regular basis as well as holding 'work in progress'; meetings were members discussed their own projects. From its beginning, the group had close links with the Women's Research and Resources Centre through a number of mutual members and the two organisations shared homes over a period of several years until the early 1980s. The group was wound-up in 1989.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.
Donated in 1991 by a former member of the London Feminist History Group.
Other Finding Aids
The Women's Library catalogue