Category Archives: Archive fever

Festival of Ideas – documentation

Bristol Feminism Past and Present in association with the Festival of Ideas, May 19 2011 This event brought together two feminists who were active in Bristol in the 1970s, Ellen Malos and Dale Wakefield, and contrasted their experience with two … Continue reading

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More documentation…

With thanks to Ellie Kynaston for the photos. The Pat VT West poetry evening Wednesday 18 May 2011

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Documentation – events

Rosemary Schonfeld’s Drumming Workshop Sunday 22 May Women in Manual Trades Discussion 25 May 2011 You can listen to discussion below For more about Women in Manual Trades see the 1978 programme A Woman’s Place from the BBC’s fascinating archive … Continue reading

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Personal Histories of the Second Wave of Feminism

In 2000-2003, the Feminist Archive South conducted a large oral history project that collected the personal memories of women who were involved in the Women’s Liberation Movement in Bristol. It was a vital project that means we have the personal … Continue reading

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Archives of feelings

Of all the archival objects that have been collected as part of the Sistershow Revisited project, it was finding a collection of receipts from the first Sistershow in 1973 that made me feel oddly emotional. How can something as inconsequential … Continue reading

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Knowledge Is – a short film about opening up access to archives

For anyone frustrated by how difficult it can be to access archives, this film offers a glimmer of hope for the future. It also includes rare footage of the suffragettes, including Emily Wilding Davidson throwing herself under the King’s horse.

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Orderly archives

This past we have been busy ordering the Sistershow archive ready for depositing in the Feminist Archive South when the project is over. The archive mainly comprises of Alison Rook’s papers who, in her good wisdom, kept every little scrap … Continue reading

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