Records of the London Feminist History Group

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of: 3 attendance books (one book includes accounts)

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.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 1991 by a former member of the London Feminist History Group.

Other Finding Aids

The Women's Library catalogue

Related Material

The Women's Library also holds the Papers of Anna Davin (7ADA), who was a member of the London Feminist History Group; the Records of the Women's Research and Resources Centre (5WRR); papers of Pat Caplin (7PAC). The Women's Library Printed Collections holds some publications by the London Feminist History Group.

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