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This catalogue contains summary descriptions of all the archive collections of The Women's Library @ LSE.

These have been arranged in eleven strands (click on a link to go to the catalogue record for that strand):

1. Female Emigration Societies

2. Women's Suffrage Societies

3. Societies for the Abolition of State Regulation of Prostitution

4. Societies for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons

5. Campaigning Organisations

6. Women's Employment Organisations

7. Personal Papers

8. Records of Oral History and Research Projects

9. Autograph Letter Collection

10. Fawcett Library Scrapbooks and Press Cuttings

11. Records of The Women's Library predecessor and associated bodies

There are also detailed catalogues for these collections where available.

The catalogue also has descriptions of museum objects.

Examples include:

  • Textiles (such as banners, flags, sashes, t-shirts and other material produced by campaigning organisations).
  • Objects (badges, ceramics, board games and other objects produced to propagandise, promote or commemorate women's campaigning activities).
  • Ephemera (posters, postcards, printed souvenir material publicising or promoting social and political campaigns and personal ephemera).
  • Photographs (documentary images recording the women's suffrage campaign, inter-war reform campaigns, and feminist campaign activities of the 1970s and 1980s; portraits of notable women).

The catalogue also contains details of some print material.

Other print material of The Women's Library @ LSE is catalogued on the library catalogue.

More about this catalogue.

Further descriptions will be added as our existing catalogues are converted and additional collections are catalogued.

You can find information about searching this catalogue via the 'How do I search the database?' tab. In addition, there is a Glossary explaining some of the archival terms.

Those materials which are open for consultation may be viewed in the Reading Room at the Library of the London School of Economics. For further details please see our website.

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