Civil Partnership Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of items relating to Civil Partnership ceremonies in 2006: photographs, invitations, audio-visual recordings, celebration menus, registration forms, council registrar booklets. It also includes the participants' answers to a questionnaire about their civil partnership. The documented ceremonies and celebrations include those held in Kent (on International Women's Day, 2006); at Bromley Town Hall in Bow; in Hertfordshire and at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London. It also includes one folder of Civil Partnership ephemera.

As at 2008 the collection contains records donated by:

* Sarah Ingle and Carol Goulden

* Jan Pimblett and Meg Davis

* Bridget Leach and Susan Flanagan

* Susan Crane and Karen Newman

Conditions Governing Access

Gift

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

In response to the change of legislation, which allowed gay and lesbian couples to form civil partnerships, The Women's Library invited some of those lesbians who celebrated civil partnerships shortly after this was introduced to deposit material relating to the ceremonies.

Other Finding Aids

The Women's Library Catalogue

Accruals

Accruals are expected.