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Women in art – the Shaw Library

This Women’s History Month, LSE Archivist Sue Donnelly takes a trip to the Shaw Library to find out more about some of the women who created or feature in LSE art works. The Shaw Library (once known as the Founders’ Room) opened in 1928 and today its art works represent significant figures in the history of the School.

Beatrice and Sidney Webb […]

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    Vera ‘Jack’ Holme – one of the stars of the Women’s Library Collection

Vera ‘Jack’ Holme – one of the stars of the Women’s Library Collection

The LSE Women: making history Library series highlights women’s stories from some of the archives and special collections held at LSE Library. Curator Gillian Murphy shares the story of one of her favourite archives in the Women’s Library collection: that of Vera ‘Jack’ Holme.  She was a militant suffragette, chauffeur to the Pankhursts, cross-dressing actress and aid worker. This post uses photographs from […]

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    “A melange of charm, beauty and pure terror” – Anne Bohm (1910-2006), Secretary to the Graduate School

“A melange of charm, beauty and pure terror” – Anne Bohm (1910-2006), Secretary to the Graduate School

LSE Women: making history celebrates some of the notable women at LSE through the years. Sue Donnelly looks back at Anne Bohm, who was secretary to the Graduate School and a roving ambassador for the School.

In the second half of the 20th century one woman was a constant presence at LSE – Anne Bohm.

Anne Bohm was born in Breslau (now Wroclaw […]

March 13th, 2017|People, Women|0 Comments|
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    Eglantyne Jebb and the ‘Respected & Protected: The Rights of Children’ exhibition

Eglantyne Jebb and the ‘Respected & Protected: The Rights of Children’ exhibition

 

The LSE Women: making history Library series highlights women’s stories from some of the archives and special collections held at LSE Library. Kate Higgins discusses the archive of Eglantyne Jebb, children’s rights activist, currently on display in Holborn.

On 19 January I attended the launch of a free exhibition at the Central Family Court in Holborn, Respected & Protected: The Rights […]

Anne Barbara Page “The ablest woman I have ever known”

LSE Women: making history celebrates some of the notable women at LSE through the years. LSE Senior Press Officer Candy Gibson looks back at her great aunt, Anne Barbara Page, who graduated from LSE in 1912 with a First Class Honours degree in Economics. Anne Barbara (Nancy) went on to work as private secretary for Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, a […]

March 6th, 2017|People, Women|0 Comments|

Edith Summerskill in the archives

The LSE Women: making history Library series highlights women’s stories from some of the archives and special collections held at LSE Library. Curator Daniel Payne shares Edith Summerskill’s fight for women’s rights.

In her first speech at the House of Commons as Labour MP for Warrington, Dr Edith Summerskill said:
“There is a saying that women are no good at figures, that they […]

A life of social work and friends – Eileen Younghusband

LSE Women: making history celebrates some of the notable women at LSE through the years. Sue Donnelly looks back at Eileen Younghusband. 

Eileen Younghusband’s career in social work education began in the 1930s and continued till her death in 1982. She was a highly respected practitioner outside of LSE but she had never obtained a degree and was never a senior lecturer, reader […]

  • View of a Train of Carriages Drawn by a Locomotive Steam Engine on a Railway by Charles Vignoles
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    Novelty – View of a Train of Carriages Drawn by a Locomotive Steam Engine on a Railway

Novelty – View of a Train of Carriages Drawn by a Locomotive Steam Engine on a Railway

Not all of LSE’s art works are on public display. LSE Archivist Sue Donnelly explores the School’s connection with railway art and this 19th century lithograph of a railway scene.

View of a Train of Carriages Drawn by a Locomotive Steam Engine on a Railway was published in around 1830. The lithograph was printed by R Martin of 124 High Holborn, […]

LSE in the American Century

There has long been has been an overlap between the history of LSE and the USA, often personified in well-known individuals like JFK and Rockefeller. In this episode of podcast series The Ballpark, LSE’s United States Centre uncovers the real relationship between Americans, London and LSE.

 

Professor Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS, believes LSE has helped shape the United States, and in turn Americans have […]

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    Sociology and the Gay Liberation Front – Bob Mellors at LSE

Sociology and the Gay Liberation Front – Bob Mellors at LSE

On 14 October 1970 the first UK meeting of the Gay Liberation Front was held in an LSE classroom. The room was booked by Bob Mellors, a second year Sociology student.

Bob Mellors was born on 28 October 1949 and came to LSE from Bramcote Hill Grammar School in Nottingham doing A-levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. His application […]