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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4462/L
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1987-1989
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.08 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Greater Access to Publishing | campaign group


Administrative/Biographical history:

Greater Access to Publishing (GAP) was a campaigning body, set up in 1987 and affiliated to Women in Publishing. They were an independent group of women from various cultural backgrounds working in the publishing industry. Their companies included The Women's Press, Virago, Longmans, Harrap Columbus, Black Ink, Bogle-L'Ouverture, Arawide and Springboard. They aimed to highlight publishing as an option for Black women. They held meetings on the first Thursday of each month.

The group held a One Day Conference to highlight which offered workshops on various aspects of publishing and personal histories of women in publishing.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Greater Access to Publishing, including minutes of meetings, funding applications, conference planning notes, and packs. Also press cutting from The Bookseller about the organisation and letterhead.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

These records are arranged into one series: LMA/4462/L/001: Correspondence.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records remains with the depositors.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Their archive collections were the first deposit from the African-Caribbean community to be made to the London Metropolitan Archives, in 2005, with additional deposits since that time.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2009 to February 2010

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