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Also Helen Crummy and Frances Jane Pringle (Mrs Albert Mansbridge)
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Overview of women being studied / Starting a group reading list
« Last post by Carol_Stobie on 22 06, 2014, 02:38:36 PM »
Suggest we gather a BTM reading list… I know there will be lots that has been shared by Forum members on their history work previously, and the brilliant list of  sources of info online etc helps us hugely.  How about letting us us all know the books you've found useful so others could take a look for them in the library? For starters, here are some of my (80s-90s) old dog-eared reference books…  hope this works, first attempt to attach something here!

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Overview of women being studied / Re: Initial Areas of interest
« Last post by Carol_Stobie on 22 06, 2014, 01:29:53 PM »
Thanks for all this, Tiana! I'd like to add Helen Clark (now Kendall), who is retired social curator for Edinburgh City Museums and has done an enormous amount of the profile of women's history here as well as many other topics. I hope to interview her this summer.
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Overview of women being studied / Places to Find Information
« Last post by Tiana_admin on 05 06, 2014, 08:37:22 PM »
These were places mentioned in the Session on the 3rd June:

NLS (also houses Scottish screen archive)
Central Library
Museum of Edinburgh
Margaret’s List (see attachment)
Lothian health Board’s special collection in the Edinburgh university Library in George Square
Rcahms (soon combining with Historic Scotland) collection in St Bernard’s Terrace
Scottish genealogy Soc. in Victoria Tce.
Scotland’s people (part of Scotland’s places websites)
Women’s History Scotland
Register House

Also see similar list under Edinburgh women's trail / Lists of Women
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Overview of women being studied / Initial Areas of interest
« Last post by Tiana_admin on 05 06, 2014, 01:52:06 PM »
These were the areas of interest indicated at the Session at the National Library of 15th May:

Anne Milne – Co-op women’s guild.
Jackie Miller – printers / Women's Typographic Assn.
Kathy Callahan – Scottish Convention of Women
Lorraine Doig – artists and minority groups
Barbara Badger – Margo Macdonald
Margaret Ferguson Burns – Helen Crummy and Helen Aqueroff (latter found to be too early)
Janet Hopkins – health aspects – workers, roles and salaries + domestic abuse
Katie Hunter – Marie Stopes
Carol Stobie – Adult Learners Project
Margaret Hendry – Women’s attitudes to women.
Tiana Sidey – Ruth Adler (Scottish Women's Aid) and Frankie Raffles (Zero tolerance campaign) probably now do Charlotte Auerbach (geneticist)

Additional mentioned at session on 3rd June
Liz Beevers – Margaret Isolen Fergusson – First Engineer
Andrew – Maeve Marwick – Health and family planning
Margaret Ferguson Burns – Frances Pringle - one of founders of WEA
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lists of women / Places to Find Information
« Last post by Margaret_Ferguson_Burns on 07 02, 2014, 09:46:45 PM »
This is an updated version of previous lists (see date on filename for most up to date version)
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lists of women / Ednburgh Women's Achievement Trail
« Last post by Margaret_Ferguson_Burns on 07 01, 2014, 08:52:05 PM »
This is a link to scanned copies of the pages in the trail booklet:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43675100@N08/sets/72157639529350433/
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Pay back...
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I'll start this off with the questions posed at the restaurant meeting on 22nd November 2013

  • Focus – will it be on women only organisations or women campaigning alongside men.
  • What do we need to know for our project?
  • How will booklet be shared?
  • Definition of activism – how radical do our women have to be? Eg is being the 1st woman in Scotland to make a full career as an engineer enough?

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lists of women / Re: List of Women from Edinburgh Folk List on Wikipedia
« Last post by Kate_Neilson on 25 11, 2013, 03:30:21 PM »
Oh I do like the 'men removed' bit!!!
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