- 1984-1998 (Creation)
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2 boxes; 341 posters
Name of creator
The Women's Bookshop (Brisbane, Qld) operated as an independent, specialist bookshop focusing on women's studies from 1984 to 1998. Its working records, contained in this collection, trace the progress of interest in women's issues in Brisbane during that period, and who and what organizations contributed. They reflect local and social history and demonstrate the economic and social functions of a bookshop within contemporary Brisbane society.
Collection previously titled as: Records, 1984-1998
Collection alternatively titled as: Women's Bookshop Brisbane Queensland Collection.
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Scope and content
Business and administrative records of The Women's Bookshop, Highgate Hill, Brisbane from its inception in 1984 to its sale in 1998. Includes financial records, promotional material, correspondence, publisher's catalogues, flyers, photographs, posters and ephemera. The poster collection is comprised of 341 posters (which includes 48 screen printed or hand coloured posters plus two copies of a 1993 calendar) which exhibit graphic design history and local / social history from 1984 to 1998.
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Related units of description
Box 1 - Photographs missing. 31 items in total since 9-Jun-2020.
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- Women's Bookshop (Brisbane, Qld.) (Subject)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Revised, Linda Justo, 21-Mar-2023. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.