The information presented in this chronology has been compiled from journals contemporary to this time period: Women’s Report, the newsletter of the Women’s Information Referral and Enquiry Service (WIRES), Leeds Bread and Roses, Shrew, Red Rag, Leeds Women’s Liberation Newsletter(s), Bradford Women’s Liberation Newsletter(s), Libertarian Women’s Network Newsheet / Newsletter, Women’s Voice, Women’s Struggle Notes, Scarlet Women, Socialist Woman, Revolutionary and Radical Feminist Newsletter (Rev/Rad), London Women’s Liberation Newsletter and Catcall.
|FAN has at least one issue of this journal/newsletter|
|FAN has a complete run of this journal/ newsletter.|
|FAN has a file containing information from this conference|
Feminist Small Press Books and Pamphlets on the WLM in Britain:We have also looked at and included information from various writings and research, including books, conference papers from local, regional and national conferences, interviews done for the Oral History Project (OHP) and a list of women’s liberation groups put together by the London Women’s Liberation Workshop for the 1973 National Women’s Liberation Conference in Bristol.
References are made in the text according to a standard Harvard format, with a complete list provided. Information from the journals listed above is not annotated, except when there is a direct quote from the text. Where we have quoted from an editorial or standard news column and the author(s) are not stated in the original, we have provided the title of the journal, issue and page number in the text for easy reference. These citations are not then duplicated in the list of references.Local newsletters are not listed with the exception of Leeds and Bradford newsletters – but it is likely that every town with a women’s liberation group also had a newsletter. Many Women’s Aid refuges and women’s centres also had a newsletter, as did most WLM organisations. Most larger towns/cities not only had at least one women’s liberation group but also a socialist feminist group, a women’s health group, a lesbian group, etc. Clearly it is impossible to list all of these groups here. However, we have attempted to give some indication of the number and variety of groups operating locally in this period by providing detailed listings of WLM groups and campaigns in the Leeds and Bradford area.All organisation and journal listings are under the first year in which we have found a reference to them. For campaigns and organisations with groups across the country (such as the Campaign for Legal and Financial Independence), only the town of the main office (where correspondence etc. was sent) and/or the first reference to the group is included. All abbreviated names are listed and explained in an appendix at the back. The appendix section also includes a listing of towns with women’s organisations in this time, and a listing of the seven demands from the National Women’s Liberation Movement Conferences (1970-1978).References to Oral History Project interviews in the text refer to the approved transcripts from the OHP, with the interviewee acknowledged and numbered chronologically. These transcripts are available for consultation in the Feminist Archive North.