It consists of 7 boxes of materials relating to Music and the Women’s Movement in the 1970s and 1980s.
Gems include audio and audiovisual recordings of bands such as Clapperclaw, Jam Today, Ova, the Fabulous Dirt Sisters, Feminist Improvising Group, Frankie Armstrong, The Mistakes, Guest Stars, and Contradictions, as well as a range of fascinating ephemera including fliers, diaries, budget books, manifestos, songbooks, posters, oral histories and much more.
Listening and viewing facilities are available within the archive for this material.
Big thanks to Sarah Cuthill who catalogued the material for us.
We are slowly migrating our audio cassette-based collections to digital files and we thought we’d share some of the fruits of our labour here.
The Women’s Radio Workshop programme ‘Women and Music’ provides a rare and unique insight into women’s liberation music making.
The programme features ‘seven women who play and write music’ including Rosemary Schonfeld, Jana Runnalls (Ova), Andrea Webb, Janie Webb, Judya Manthis (sp?), Lawrie Strike, Louise Marsden, Rosie Fisher and Sarah Gillam.