A NOTE ON THE DIFFICULTY OF REFERENCING WLM MATERIAL
Many of the resources which have been drawn upon in the compilation of this chronology pose serious problems for conventional academic forms of referencing. Many key WLM pamphlets, newsletters etc. were not ‘published’ in the conventional usage of the word, but were produced locally by individual women or groups, photocopied and circulated. Early editions of newsletters were frequently not dated or numbered and if so have been dated here using a variety of clues within the texts themselves for example, if the price on the front cover is given in old money we can assume the publication was pre 1971; if the Corrie Bill is mentioned, it must be 1979 or after, and so on.
The list of references reflects these various difficulties. Where known, the publisher or the groups which circulated the pamphlet are listed. In the case of conference papers, full conference details are given when this information is available. The amount of information in each listing reflects the form in which that particular document was used in the research. For example, if an article which was at one point formally published is listed without a publisher, then the version of the article which was used in this research was an unpublished draft copy. Given these difficulties of categorisation, the un/published hierarchy is not maintained in this list of references by referring to WLM grassroots material as ‘unpublished’.
Please note that all of the articles cited here are available for consultation in the Feminist Archive North.
Bearse, Miriam (1996) “An Oral History Project at Work: A Reflection on Current Research on the WLM in Britain”, paper presented at Women’s Studies Network (UK) conference on Feminisms: Past, Present and Future, University of Glamorgan, July 1996.
Chester, Gail (1977?) ‘Letter in reply to some of the points about the history of the socialist/ feminist current and of the Working Women’s Charter Campaign in Scarlet Women No.4’ (letter) Scarlet Women 5: 27 28.
Henderson, Roberta (1976) ‘The Abortion Campaign (a fight to protect the more progressive 1967 legislation) to throw out White’s Bill, has been mismanaged in some ways, has been overplayed in terms of theoretical importance, and has successfully and progressively managed to evade the central issue…’, Catcall 2: 13 14.
Knight, R., T. Woodcraft, M. Purdy, C. Jones, and E. Coffey (1975) ‘What Demands and Campaigns for the Women’s Movement?’, paper which came out of the Nottingham WL Group for the Women’s Liberation and Socialism Conference, London.
Malos, Ellen (1972) Notes on the History of the Women’s Liberation Movement’, in Enough: The Journal of the Bristol Women’s Group
(unnumbered edition from 1972), first appearing in the International Marxist Review, 3, April 1972.
Rowbotham, Sheila (1972) ‘The Beginnings of Womens Liberation in Britain’, in Michelene Wandor (ed.) (1972) (reprint 1978) The Body Politic: Women’s Liberation in Britain. London: Stage 1, pp. 91-102.