Feminist Archive North’s collections are regularly used by students, academics and activists for research or for interest. Whatever your particular area of interest, we will try to see if we can help with any relevant materials.
We hold over 1700 local, regional and international feminist newsletters, journals and pamphlets, many unique to the FAN collection. Our collections include material on family, health, employment, social policy issues, the arts, media, militarism and peace, lesbians, women’s studies, women’s aid, local women’s centres, criminal justice, men’s violence against women and girls, and the politics of the Women’s Liberation Movement.
Our collections are available to search online in Leeds University’s Special Collections database.
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If you are interested in Spare Rib, you can also search online on the British Library website.
Search Spare Rib
Digital Oral Histories
Two sets of oral history interviews held by FAN have been digitised and are available to hear via our online catalogue. There are 20 interviews from a 1995 project on women in the Women’s Liberation Movement in Leeds and Bradford, and 12 interviews done by by Lee Comer and Lou Lavender in 2007 with 1970s and 1980s feminist activists in West Yorkshire. Click on the blue ‘digital media’ button you will see at the top of the page.
You may also be interested in a series of oral histories recently carried out by the Remembering Resistance project with women political activists in the North.