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.


  1. Wages for Housework Archive

  2. London Fields Housing Co-operative Archive

    1976 – 1999

  3. Kenwood Ladies' Pond Association Archive

    1903 -

  4. Catwalk4Power Archive


  5. Dawson Family Archive

  6. Women Activists of East London

  7. Roman Catholic Feminists

  8. Women's March on London

  9. Feminist Library Collections

  10. Amanda Sebestyen Archive


  11. Format Photographers Agency

  12. Focus E15 Campaign

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