London School of Economics Debuts Its New Archive of Women’s History

lse-thumbThe London School of Economics and Political Science has announced that its newly acquired Women’s Library collection is now available to the public. The school says that the offering is “the oldest and most extensive collection of women’s history in Europe.” The collection includes tens of thousands of books and documents. The collection was established in 1926 and was originally the property of London Metropolitan University but that institution was no longer able to house the archive and offered the collection up for bids.

The London School of Economics and Political Science is building a new reading room and exhibition area for the Women’s Library collection. Until these facilities are completed the collection can be accessed by scholars through the existing reading room of the library archives. The school is beginning the digitization of the archive.

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