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Papers of Jo Stanley

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This material is held atThe Women's Library
Reference Number(s); GB 106 7JOS
Alt. Ref. NumberGB 106 TH185
Dates of Creation1991-1992
Physical Description 0.5 A box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

The archive consists of an autobiographical account of ‘Being a feminist in Liverpool: 1969-1971’; chapter entitled 'Accounting for our days’ on diary entries researched at The Fawcett Library featured in ‘What a Woman can do with a Camera’, eds Joan Solomon and Jo Spence; Women’s Oral History conference papers; Women’s Studies Network UK conference papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jo Stanley was born in 1949 in Coniston, Lancashire and grew up in Crosby, a suburb of Liverpool. Jo was the eldest of three girls. Her father worked in insurance whilst her mother remained at home to look after the family. Between 1960-1965 Jo attended an all-girls secondary modern school, she was also a member of YCND in 1964. Between 1965-1968, when aged 16-18, Jo attended Southport Art School in Lancashire before going to the teacher training college in Saffron Walden, Essex, 1968-1969. Jo subsequently resigned from teacher training as it did not suit her. From 1969 Jo became more actively involved in the WomenÂ’s Liberation Movement (WLM) and attended meetings in both London and Liverpool. She wrote articles for underground magazines such as Frendz, Suck and IT. Between May and Sep 1970 Jo lived in Hamburg before moving back to Liverpool in Oct 1970. In 1971 Jo began working as a freelance journalist. She attended the second WLM conference held in Manchester and participated in one of the workshops, Women in Media. It was here that she heard one of the founders of Spare Rib selling the idea of the magazine to the group. Jo went on to write for the magazine for over a decade. Jo subsequently moved to Sussex and then back to London where she remained involved with feminism, although in varying degrees.

Arrangement

Original order was maintained.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 1992 as an outright gift.

Other Finding Aid

The Women's Library catalogue

Related Material

The Women's Library also holds: the records of the Women's Research and Resources Centre (5WRR); records of the London Feminist History Group (5LFH); records of the Feminist & Women's Studies Association (5FWS). The Women's Library Printed Collections also holds a number of Women's Liberation periodicals and press cuttings.

Subjects

Women
Oral history
Womens liberation movement
Womens rights
Womens studies

Personal Names

Stanley; Jo (1949-); feminist

Geographical Names

United Kingdom

Cataloguing Info

TitleThe Women's Library: Papers of Jo Stanley
AuthorThe Women's Library
Publication The Women's Library 20/08/2010
CreationFinding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002

Autobiography 'Being a feminist in Liverpool 1969-1971' by Jo Stanley

This material is held atThe Women's Library
Reference Number(s)GB 106 7JOS/01
Dates of Creation1992
Physical Description 1 folder

Scope and Content

Photocopy autobiographical account. A note at the beginning: 'This was written on 27 Jul 1992 after hearing at a Women's Studies conference in Preston that there was a need for testimony from 1970s feminists. I myself was aware of the lack of Northern working-class accounts of the start of the Women's Liberation Movement (WLM). Some of the following account is taken from my manuscript autobiography drafted in 1986'


'Accounting for our days' by Jo Stanley

This material is held atThe Women's Library
Reference Number(s)GB 106 7JOS/02
Dates of Creation1992
Physical Description 1 folder

Scope and Content

Chapter for 'What a woman can do with a camera', eds. Joan Solomon and Jo Spence (published by Open letters 1992) . Chapter was about women's diaries researched at the Fawcett Library.


Oral History Society Annual Conference 'Women and Oral History'

This material is held atThe Women's Library
Reference Number(s)GB 106 7JOS/03
Dates of Creation1991-1992
Physical Description 1 folder

Scope and Content

Oral History Society annual conference entitled 'Women and Oral History' was held on 16-17 May 1992 at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. Organisers were Joanna Bornat (Open University), Sheila Jemima (Southampton Museum), Jo Stanley (freelance historian / writer / lecturer), Jane Mace (Lecturer Goldsmith's College), Anna Davin (Freelance writer / lecturer / historian), Beth Davies, Ludmilla Jordanova (University of Essex), Alan Ward (National Sound Archive)

Consists of:

* Leaflet 'First call for papers', Summer 1991

* publicity leaflet and booking form

* typescript article 'Hearing old words about women's creativity' by Jo Stanley

* typescript article 'Speaking out about our histories' by Jo Stanley

* typescript article 'Not so silent older sisters' by Jo Stanley

* correspondence with those interested in giving papers at conference

* minutes of conference organising group dating from 26 Aug 1991 to 13 Mar 1992

* list of speakers and titles of talks

* letters re organisation of conference

* papers re The Cypriot Diaspora (CDA) archive and Diaspora centre


Women's Studies Network (UK) Conference 1992

This material is held atThe Women's Library
Reference Number(s)GB 106 7JOS/04
Dates of Creation1992
Physical Description 1 folder

Scope and Content

Women's Studies Network (UK) Conference 1992 entitled 'Women's Studies, Women's Movements, Women's Lives' was held at Lancashire Polytechnic, Preston, on 24 -25 Jul 1992

Consists of:

* conference programme (Jo Stanley's workshop was on 'Feeling like a working-class thicko at academic conferences')

* abstracts of papers and workshops