Feminist Archive North

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Special Collections Brotherton Library University of Leeds Woodhouse Lane LeedsLS2 9JT

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The archive is usually open two days a week and can be accessed by arrangement.

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The Feminist Archive North (FAN) is a fantastically rich and varied resource of material relating to the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) from 1969 to the present. Topics include equality of opportunity in education and employment, the women’s peace movement, women’s studies, women and development, and violence against women. The collection is available to be used by all those interested in the struggles and achievements of feminists. The archive is housed in Special Collections, Brotherton Library, University of Leeds where it can be accessed by arrangement. Some of the archives’ resources are available on our website. Our staff resources are limited as FAN is run entirely by volunteers, but we can often arrange outside speakers. Many of us were actively involved in the campaigns and struggles explored in our Learning Journeys.



Contact Details:
+44 (0) 113 343 1042 +44 (0) 113 343 5518   fa_north@yahoo.co.uk (please enter 'education' in the subject box)

Learning Programmes:

International Women's Day (8th March) annual themed events.

Exhibitions and Roadshows by invitation.


FAN includes personal and organisational papers, 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.

Lists of journal titles (over 900) and dissertation theses are available through our website.

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