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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitlePapers of Elizabeth Wilson and Angela [Weir] Mason
Ref No7EAW
Box Fetch NoBoxes 1-12; PC6.9; AV box 11
Extent12 A boxes, 1 OS folder, AV items
Admin Biographical HistorySee authority records for:
Wilson; Elizabeth (1936-fl.2009); feminist
Mason; Angela [Weir] (9 Aug 1944-fl.2009); feminist
Feminists Against Censorship (1989-fl.2009); feminist campaign group
YBA Wife (1975-fl.1984); feminist campaign group
Custodial History7EAW/A, 7EAW/B, 7EAW/C/19 and part of 7EAW/C/09 originate from the papers of Elizabeth Wilson. All other papers are from Angela [Weir] Mason. The files were kept together and arrived at The Women's Library as a single deposit.
7EAW/E-G contains the majority of the accrual made in 2013. Relevant material from the accrual was added to 7EAW/C/03, 7EAW/C/08, 7EAW/C/13.
7EAW/H was deposited in April 2022.
DescriptionThe archive consists of campaign files for 'Feminists Against Censorship' and 'YBA Wife' [Why Be a Wife? Also known as the 'Women's Liberation Campaign for Legal and Financial Independence'].
There are subject files relating to: lesbian and gay parenting; women's employment; sex discrimination; abortion and birth control; campaigning in the Women's Liberation Movement; women in Ireland; socialist feminism; and the welfare state.
There are also files relating to specific projects or events: Women's Liberation Movement conferences; Sexuality Conference at Barnard College; Angry Brigade; Islington Communist Party; the Rights of Women Unit's Illegitimacy conference and Indirect Discrimination project; and Case Con.
Elizabeth Wilson's diaries (papers and born-digital) are also included in the collection.

In these papers Angela Mason is generally referred to throughout by her former name, Angela Weir.
Publication NoteThe Printed Collections hold copies of the majority of Elizabeth Wilson's published works. For lists of publications see authority records:
Wilson; Elizabeth (1936-fl.2009); feminist
Feminists Against Censorship (1989-fl.2009); feminist campaign group
Related MaterialThe Women's Library has extensive collections on the women's liberation movement of the 1970s. Of particular interest to those using 7EAW are: 5ERC the Records of Essex Road WomenÂ’s Centre; 5CAP Campaign Against Pornography; 6WIM Women in Media. Also 7SHR Papers of Sheila Rowbotham.
London School of Economics holds the Papers of Mary McIntosh who was involved in the YBA Wife campaign and the Feminists Against Censorship Campaign. Also the papers of the Gay Liberation Front (Ref: HCA/Gay Liberation Front) and John Chesterman (Ref: HCA/Chesterman).
Related Record5ERC
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.
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