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Glad to be gay – the Hall-Carpenter Archives at LSE Library

LSE Library has been home to the Hall-Carpenter Archives since 1988. It’s an extensive collection of archives, ephemera and printed material documenting the development of gay activism in the UK since the 1950s. But how did it come to LSE and what does it hold?
The origins
The Hall-Carpenter Archives grew out of the campaigning work of the Campaign for Homosexual […]

Gillian Murphy

About Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is an Assistant Archivist in LSE Library.

January 31st, 2017|Library collections|Comments Off on Glad to be gay – the Hall-Carpenter Archives at LSE Library|

A suffrage album for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a time for recognition and reflection as many women across the world continue to face struggles in their daily lives. And the debate continues…

At LSE Library we hold The Women’s Library collection which details the story of many campaigns and […]

Eleanor Payne

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Education Officer at LSE Library

March 8th, 2016|Featured, Library collections|Comments Off on A suffrage album for International Women’s Day|

Enid Rosser Locket: Early female UK barrister

The unpublished memoir of Enid Rosser Locket, one of the earliest female barristers in England, has been catalogued and is now available to view in the Women’s Library Reading Room. Its catalogue entry is available online.

Enid wrote her memoir in her old age, but it principally covers her life only until her marriage to the arachnologist George Hazelwood Locket […]

Kate Higgins

About Kate Higgins

Kate Higgins is an Assistant Archivist in the LSE Library.

March 7th, 2016|Library collections|Comments Off on Enid Rosser Locket: Early female UK barrister|

Women, Peace and Equality: what is it all about?

Destitution, prostitution, trafficking and starvation: just some of the devastating consequences of wars and conflicts that are explored in our current exhibition. This has been done by focussing on the role of women in times of war and in the fight for peace.

The exhibition falls into two halves. One half considers how women were affected by wars during the early 20th century, highlighting the […]

Gillian Murphy

About Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is an Assistant Archivist in LSE Library.

February 2nd, 2016|Featured, Library collections|Comments Off on Women, Peace and Equality: what is it all about?|

Who was Josephine Butler?

‘The most distinguished woman of the Nineteenth Century’. This was how Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of the constitutional women’s suffrage movement, described Josephine Butler in 1927. Today, Josephine Butler is a comparatively unknown figure. So who was she?

During the late 1860s, Josephine Butler became increasingly involved in a growing campaign for women’s rights. In 1866 she was one of 1,500 […]

Gillian Murphy

About Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is an Assistant Archivist in LSE Library.

December 2nd, 2015|Library collections|Comments Off on Who was Josephine Butler?|