A NOTE ON THE DIFFICULTY
OF REFERENCING WLM MATERIAL
Many of the resources which have been
drawn upon in the compilation of this chronology pose
serious problems for conventional academic forms of
referencing. Many key WLM pamphlets, newsletters etc.
were not 'published' in the conventional usage of the
word, but were produced locally by individual women
or groups, photocopied and circulated. Early editions
of newsletters were frequently not dated or numbered
and if so have been dated here using a variety of clues
within the texts themselves for example, if the price
on the front cover is given in old money we can assume
the publication was pre 1971; if the Corrie Bill is
mentioned, it must be 1979 or after, and so on.
The list of references reflects these
various difficulties. Where known, the publisher or
the groups which circulated the pamphlet are listed.
In the case of conference papers, full conference details
are given when this information is available. The amount
of information in each listing reflects the form in
which that particular document was used in the research.
For example, if an article which was at one point formally
published is listed without a publisher, then the version
of the article which was used in this research was an
unpublished draft copy. Given these difficulties of
categorisation, the un/published hierarchy is not maintained
in this list of references by referring to WLM grassroots
material as 'unpublished'.
that all of the articles cited here are available for
consultation in the Feminist Archive North.
Miriam (1996) "An Oral History Project at Work:
A Reflection on Current Research on the WLM in Britain",
paper presented at Women's Studies Network (UK) conference
on Feminisms: Past, Present and Future, University of
Glamorgan, July 1996.
Lane WL Group (1978) 'Nine Years Together: A History
of a Women's Liberation Group', in Spare Rib,
69 pp. 41 46.
Flame Women's Commission (1976) 'Towards a Women's Commission
Report', paper presented at Big Flame National Conference.
Socialist Feminist Consciousness Raising Group (1978)
'The Seven Demands of the Women's Liberation Movement:
The Beginnings of a History 1970-1978'.
Women's Group (1976) (letter) WIRES 20, 29th
September 1976, p. 15.
WL Group (1976) 'The Seventh Demand some notes for discussion',
Bruce, Errolyn (1976) 'In 1970 ...'
Untitled paper presented at a seminar at Bradford University.
Collective (1979) 'Is it just us, or is it really cold
out there?' Catcall 9: 2 3.
Gail (1977?) 'Letter in reply to some of the points
about the history of the socialist/ feminist current
and of the Working Women's Charter Campaign in Scarlet
Women No.4' (letter) Scarlet Women 5: 27 28.
Margaret (1974) 'LesbianLiberationWomen'sLiberation',
paper written for the National WLM Conference, Edinburgh.
Rosalind (1973) 'Some Notes on the History of the Movement',
paper for the Women's Liberation and Socialism Conference,
Erika H. (1977) 'The liberal take over of the women's
movement', Bread and Roses: 7: 3 4.
Women's Aid (1976) Newsletter No. 1.
Betsy (1977?) 'Women, Urban Social Movements and the
Jalna (1976) 'Women's Aid and the WLM in Britain' paper
presented at the American Sociological Association (ASA)
Roberta (1976) 'The Abortion Campaign (a fight to protect
the more progressive 1967 legislation) to throw out
White's Bill, has been mismanaged in some ways, has
been overplayed in terms of theoretical importance,
and has successfully and progressively managed to evade
the central issue...', Catcall 2: 13 14.
Hilary (1978) NAC Conference Decision', in Breaking
Chains: The Newspaper of ALRA, 7, May June 1978,
Selma (1976) Women, the Unions and Work, Bristol:
Falling Wall Press.
R., T. Woodcraft, M. Purdy, C. Jones, and E. Coffey
(1975) 'What Demands and Campaigns for the Women's Movement?',
paper which came out of the Nottingham WL Group for
the Women's Liberation and Socialism Conference, London.
Big Flame (1976) 'Draft Report to Conference', paper
presented at Big Flame National Conference.
NAC Group (1975) 'Paper from Leeds National Abortion
Women (1979) 'Protest About Violence Against Women,
8/9/79 Bradford', WIRES No. 76: 17.
Cathy (1974) 'Tyranny of Tyranny', Black Rose
Jane (1992) Women in Britain since 1945, Oxford:
Mary (1974) 'The 5th Demand', Red Rag 7: 4
Ellen (1972) Notes on the History of the Women's Liberation
Movement', in Enough: The Journal of the Bristol
Women's Group (unnumbered edition from 1972), first
appearing in the International Marxist Review, 3, April
and District Women and Socialism Group (1978a) 'Socialist
Feminist Current and [its] Relationship to Left Groups',
paper for the Socialist Feminist Conference, Manchester.
[and District] Women and Socialism Group (1978b) 'NAC
and its Lessons for the Socialist Feminist Movement',
paper for the Socialist Feminist Conference, Manchester.
Juliet (1971) Womens' Estate, London: Penguin.
Lilian with Sara Scott (1984) 'Storming the Wimpy Bars',
Trouble and Strife, 3, pp. 54-56.
Region Socialist Feminist Groups (York, Leeds, Hull,
Durham, Doncaster, Sheffield) (1972) 'Statement of Aims...',
paper for National WLM Conference, Acton (London).
Shields Scarlet Women Collective (1979) 'The Demands
of the Women's Liberation Movement: A Socialist Feminist
Women and Socialism Group (1975) 'The Working Women's
Charter...', Women'Strumpet, 93.
Women's Aid (1976) First Report, Oxfordshire
WA : Oxford.
Nikki (1976 or 1977) 'The Organisation and Structure
of Women's Aid', written for Doncaster Women's Aid and
Sheila (1969) Women's Liberation and the New Politics.
Sheila (1972) 'The Beginnings of Womens Liberation in
Britain', in Michelene Wandor (ed.) (1972) (reprint
1978) The Body Politic: Women's Liberation in Britain.
London: Stage 1, pp. 91-102.
S., L. Segal, and H. Wainwright (1979) Beyond the Fragments:
Feminism and the Making of Socialism, London, Merlin.
Women Collective (1977) 'A Short History of the Socialist
Current Within the British Women's Liberation Movement'.
Scarlet Women, 4 (July 1977): pp 5-7.
Women's Aid (1994) Annual Report 1993/4, Edinburgh:
Margrit (1979) 'Feminism and the Organisation of Sexuality
: Is Liberation a Lesbian Plot?'.
Sheila (1976) 'Lesbian Feminist ?Politics?', Catcall
2: pp 5-9.
Sheila (interviewed by Lynn Alderson) (1983) 'When Lesbians
Came Out Movement', Trouble and Strife 1, pp.
Jo (1978) 'Conference happenings', Rev/Rad
Sutton, Jo and
Jalna Hanmer (1984) 'The Early Days of Women's Aid',
Trouble and Strife 4, pp.55 60.
Tufnell Park Women's
Liberation Group (1970) 'The bourgeois press...' untitled
article, Shrew, April 1970, pp. 1 5.
Underwood, Betty (1973) 'The
Women's Abortion and Contraception Campaign', Enough:
The Journal of the Women's Liberation Group,
6, pp. 8 ~ 13.
Toni (1978) 'Start of The Women's Movement in Leeds'
(ed.) (1972) (reprint 1978) The Body Politic: Women's
Liberation in Britain; London: Stage 1.
Watford WL Group (1971)
'The Future of the Women's Liberation Movement in Britain'
paper for the National WLM Conference, Skegness.
Women's Aid (1983) Annual Report 1982/3, Cardiff.
Liberation Workshop (1971) 'A Brief History of the Women's
Liberation Workshop', from An Introduction to the
Women's Liberation Movement, London. WLW.
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