Curating women’s business: a feminist publishing perspective

Russell, Polly and Jolly, Margaretta (2021) Curating women’s business: a feminist publishing perspective. Women: a cultural review, 32 (3-4). pp. 457-466. ISSN 0957-4042

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Abstract

This article takes the form of an interview with Polly Russell, the Lead Curator for Contemporary Politics and Public Life in the Manuscripts and Archives department at the British Library 2015-20, who is also British Library partner to The Business of Women’s Words project, led by interviewer Margaretta Jolly. Russell discusses if and how archival practices capture radical business histories and how they could be developed to further connect and communicate them. This includes debates over enhancing collection records, privacy, law and reputation management, and links with professional and social movement networks. She points to the creative use of archival materials from Virago, Spare Rib and other feminist publishing businesses in a digital map, radio programmes, schools and professional training workshops, and a major public exhibition at The British Library. We conclude by considering the future of the radical business archive in an age of digital technology.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: feminist, business, archives, cataloguing, curation, engagement
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 07:41
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 12:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/101224

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