Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Women's Library Suffrage Collection

A unique collection relating to British women's fight for the vote 100 years ago has been revealed online today through the Visual Arts Data Service
The digitised material represents a selection of the vast collections housed at the Women's Library at London Metropolitan University, and includes posters, photographs, postcards, badges, and other memorabilia relating to the British suffrage movement.
The Women's Library is the oldest and largest collection of women's history in the UK and was founded in 1926 as the Library of the London Society for Women's Service, a non-militant organisation led by leading suffragist, Millicent Fawcett. It is now held by the London Metropolitan University and is an internationally acclaimed specialist library, archive, and museum with collections that have broadened since its inception to include a wide range of subjects which focus on the lives of women in Britain. The collection now consists of 60,000 books and pamphlets, 3500 periodical titles, over 450 archives, and 5000 museum objects.