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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitlePapers of Amanda Sebestyen
Ref No7SEB
Box Fetch NoBox 01-04; Box OS80; PC 6.13
LevelCollection
Date1969-1991
Extent4 A boxes; 1 OS box; OS items
Admin Biographical HistoryAmanda Sebestyen (1946-) was born on 22 Sep 1946 in London. In 1969 Amanda became heavily involved with the Women’s Liberation Movement. Amanda worked as a publisher and was involved with Monster (1972) and SPLIT magazine (1986). Articles written by Amanda include ‘Thoughts on Feminism’ (1972), ‘Feminist Practice’ (1978), she also contributed articles to magazines including Spare Rib, Trouble and Strife and Lesney’s Women’s Bulletin as well as anthologies. Between 1977–1980 Amanda was a member of the Spare Rib collective. She was also co-editor of No Turning (Women’s Press 1981) and wrote an introduction to Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz (Virago 1986). She was part of the Barnsbury group (later Arsenal), Notting Hill group (later Wages for Housework) and the first Radical Feminist group. Amanda also worked as a freelance writer and editor.
DescriptionThe archive consists of papers for National Women's Liberation Conferences, Regional conferences, Socialist Feminist Conferences, London conferences, working papers, articles by Brooke Williams, papers relating to Women against War in the Gulf, posters and drawings, publications, address books and diaries. There are also interviews that Sebestyen conducted with America feminists for articles in 'Spare Rib'.
Related MaterialThe Women's Library holds Papers of Sheila Rowbotham (7SHR); Papers of Anna Davin (7ADA); Scrapbooks of press cuttings relating to the Women's Liberation Movement (10/52); Papers of Lilian Mohin (7LIM); Papers of Elaine Showalter (7ESH). The Women's Library Printed Collections holds books and periodicals relating to Women's Liberation Movement.
Related Record5WSC
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThis collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library @ LSE in advance of their first visit.
Former Reference Number7SEB2; 7SEB3
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