Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Feminist Archive North

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Title: Feminist Archive North

Level: Collection 

Classmark: FAN

Date: 20th-21st century

Persistent link: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/419862 

Collection group(s): Feminist Archive North

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Description

FAN was created in the 1980s, when material from the Feminist Archive South, the sister archive founded earlier in the South-West, was relocated to the North of England. FAN was housed first in the University of Bradford and then in Leeds Metropolitan University. During this time the collection grew. In 2001 FAN was moved to Special Collections, in the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds.

The Archive includes personal and organisational archives from the EOC, WAVAW, FINRRAGE and Women's Aid. It holds conference papers, dissertations, books, and complete runs of important WLM journals such as Spare Rib, Shrew, Women’s Report, Scarlet Woman, Shifra and Women’s Voice. There are also leaflets, video and audio tapes, posters and other ephemera - a wealth of contemporary material, much of which is unique to this collection.

FAN holds, and continues to accept, dissertations relating to women’s studies and, since 1995, has been developing an oral history collection comprised of interviews of women involved in the WLM in Leeds and Bradford, from 1969-1979.

The Archive is regularly used by women students, academics, and activists for research and/ or interest.

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