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History to Herstory: Yorkshire Women's lives online. 1100 to the present

History to Herstory began in 2003, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, West Yorkshire Archive Service and its partners, the University of Huddersfield, The Bronte Society, Hull Local Studies Library, and Leeds City Council Libraries. Together we’ve selected over 80,000 archive pages illustrating women’s lives over 800 years. In 2011, The University of Huddersfield and WYAS successfully bid to JISC for funding to refresh, repurpose and rehome the resources. We have improved and upgraded the database, checked the images and created new learning materials. The University of Huddersfield will host and maintain the site.

Obviously, this archive includes materials on our own beloved Anne Lister, but I think it’s safe to say we will all be spending weeks exploring every woman’s story. Confession: the Key Themes page alone sends me into a nerd euphoria. Also: National Spinsters Pension Association!? Well, color me fascinated.

Enjoy!

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In 1957, Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon Championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.

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Read more about Althea on the recently relaunched Today in Women’s History.

Can anyone tell me if Gibson was gay or bi? Wikipedia (that trusty source) lists two marriages, but AfterEllen has a piece on her “Breaking Boundaries” celebration. However, they often feature cool women, not just cool queer women. Hmm.

(Source: bet.com, via )

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LGBTQ People You Should Know

Mary Dreier (1875-1963)
*  New York Work Labor and Social Reform activist
* President of the Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL)
* One of the leading suffragettes for womens’ rights and immigrants’ rights
* Dreier and her partner Frances Kellor were together for 50 years
(Photo: WTUL banner held by (left) Mary E. Dreier and (right) Margaret Dreier Robins (sister - holding purses) 1909

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LGBTQ People You Should Know

Mary Dreier (1875-1963)

*  New York Work Labor and Social Reform activist

* President of the Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL)

* One of the leading suffragettes for womens’ rights and immigrants’ rights

* Dreier and her partner Frances Kellor were together for 50 years

(Photo: WTUL banner held by (left) Mary E. Dreier and (right) Margaret Dreier Robins (sister - holding purses) 1909

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Margaret Damar Dawson and Mary Allen
“Mary Allen’s enthusiasm was shared by Margaret Damer Dawson, and the two soon established a close professional and personal relationship, living together in London between 1914 and 1920.” — Rebecca Jennings, A Lesbian History of Britain

Dawson was one of the co-founders (along with Nina Boyle) of the Women Police Volunteers

Guys, I am so in love with KNOWHomo. I’ve actually been thankful for insomnia the past two days cause it’s given me hours to spend on this amazing fucking blog.

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Margaret Damar Dawson and Mary Allen

“Mary Allen’s enthusiasm was shared by Margaret Damer Dawson, and the two soon established a close professional and personal relationship, living together in London between 1914 and 1920.” — Rebecca Jennings, A Lesbian History of Britain

Dawson was one of the co-founders (along with Nina Boyle) of the Women Police Volunteers

Guys, I am so in love with KNOWHomo. I’ve actually been thankful for insomnia the past two days cause it’s given me hours to spend on this amazing fucking blog.

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