Archives and Libraries

The Women’s Library at LSE Library

The Women’s Library at the LSE is Europe’s largest collection of material relating to the lives of women.

Browse The Women’s Library online catalogue at the LSE

Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive of Wales
The archive promotes the recognition in Welsh history.

Glasgow Women’s Library
Takes a leading role in redressing the neglect of women’s historical and cultural contribution to Scottish life.

The Feminist Library
A large archive collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature.

International Federation for Research in Women’s History
The Federation encourages and promotes research in all aspects of women’s and gender history internationally.

Institute of Historical Research
The Institute is an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world as well as hosting a well established series of women’s history seminars.

Mass Observation Archive
MOA specialises in material about everyday life in Britain. It contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s) to date.

Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre

Other resources

Birds Eye View
Celebrates women film makers

Fawcett Society
The UK’s leading campaigning organisation for women’s equality and rights.

The F-Word
The F-Word is an online magazine dedicated to talking about and sharing ideas on contemporary UK feminism.

History Workshop Online
A forum, laboratory and virtual coffee house devoted to the practice of radical history.

Josephine Butler Society
The Society is a pressure group working towards the prevention of the exploitation of prostitutes and marginalisation of those who can be forced into this activity by poverty and abuse.

Museum of London
The Museum of London tells the story of the world’s greatest city and its people. It has a collection of materials on women’s lives.

The National Archives
As the government’s national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, they hold over 1,000 years of the nation’s records

The National Alliance of Women’s Organisations
An umbrella for over 100 organisations and individuals concerned with equality between men and women.

National Federation of Women’s Institute
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills.

National Sound Archive
The British Library Sound Archive holds many sound and video recordings, with over a million discs and thousands of tapes.

Women’s Art Library – MAKE
The library provides a place for women artists to deposit unique documentation of their work.

Women’s Information Network Europe (WINE)
A network of women’s libraries, archives and information centres in Europe.

Women’s History Network
A national association with the aim of promoting women’s history and encouraging women and men interested in women’s history.

Friends of the Women's Library charity no. 277165