In the last few weeks, we have become home to several exciting new collections. These include the photographic archive of radical left magazine Red Pepper which contains images of politicians, activists, demonstrations and original cartoon artwork used in the magazine since it began in 1995. We have also received a donation of Professor Bill Fishman’s papers and photographs. One of the most renowned East End historians, the archive includes papers on the local area along with photographs of Fishman’s famous East End walks.
We have also accepted the Feminist Library Ephemera Collection which contains over 5,000 items detailing the activities of the women’s movement from the 1970s onwards. The archive is wide-ranging and eclectic and includes not only political activism but also posters, handbills and leaflets regarding theatre, social gatherings, gay issues and sporting events. We have plans to scan all of the items and make them available online shortly. The Feminist Library Pamphlet Collection is already fully catalogued and available for searching via our online Library Catalogue.