A black and white of the Women's March in London. The women at the front of the march are holding a big banner which reads: "Women's march London".

Feminist and Women's History

Bishopsgate Institute Library has been collecting records and providing a home to archives of women’s participation in the public life for a century.

The collections include ephemera from protests and campaigns, papers of pioneering individuals, and records of women’s organisations.

The heart of the collections is the Feminist Library Pamphlet Collection, donated to the Institute in 2009. From lack of public toilets in London to female genital mutilation in Africa, the pamphlet collection provides an exciting and comprehensive view of the Women’s Liberation Movement from the 1960s to the present day.

The Library has grown its holdings on feminist and women's history substantially since receiving the pamphlet collection and actively collects in this area.

Collections

  1. London Fields Housing Co-operative Archive

    1976 – 1999

  2. Kenwood Ladies' Pond Association Archive

    1903 -

  3. Catwalk4Power Archive

    2017-2020

  4. Women Activists of East London

  5. Women in Entertainment

  6. DIASPORA

  7. Woman in Development Europe

  8. Roman Catholic Feminists

  9. Feminist Library Archive

  10. European Network of Women

  11. Women's March on London

  12. Coote, Anna

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