Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Women's Library may face closure

The fate of Women's Library at London Metropolitan University in Whitehall, London is uncertain.

This open shelf library houses a unique historical archive including ephemera and artefacts which weaves a rich narrative of British women's lives over the past four centuries. For example, the train ticket found on the body of Emily Wilding Davison, the 41-year-old suffragette martyred under the hooves of George V's horse at the 1913 Derby.

Very few of the resouces have been digitised and unless a new owner, sponsor or home is found for the archives, then the library faces reduced hours and possible closure.

Find out more about this story and recent celebrity endorsement for the library to be saved.

Ref: AWNS-19410827-24-2, Sir George Grey Special Collections

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