Our first fundraiser
We have recently launched our first ever fundraising campaign! We’re hoping to raise £200 over the next eight weeks for, amongst many things: promotional materials, room hire for showcasing events and volunteer training. If you’re interested in furthering our cause then please follow the link below for further information on how to donate. Just a one-off donation of £15 would be enough to print 100 leaflets and spread the word about womens’ history in Sheffield: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sheffield-feminist-archive-1
Calling all local feminists!
We are currently recruiting for two voluntary roles within our organisation. The SFA is looking to increase the number of members in the organising team and add to our volunteer interviewers. When our project started there was great interest from the local community around performing interviews. If you trained with us previously and are interested in getting back involved then get in touch! If you’re interested in hearing more about the available roles, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you.
On the 21st September 2019, in collaboration with our friends at the ‘Remembering Resistance’ project at Lancaster University, we gathered at the Sheffield Hallam Pop-up shop for a fantastic one-day event. The event aimed to bring together members of the public to share their stories of women’s activism in Sheffield. Through games, activities, and an on-site recording booth, we engaged with both the ‘Remembering Resistance’ project, which is collecting testimony from all over the North, and with Sheffield residents who had some truly insightful and moving memories to share.
How to Visit the Archive
If you are as excited as we are by the fascinating materials held in our archive why not take a trip down to Sheffield City Archives and take a look for yourself? Here’s our step-by-step guide:
1. Have a browse through the catalogue, found on our website, for any materials that might interest you!
2. Although not necessary, we advise contacting the archive ahead of time to ensure the materials you require will be available.
3. Register as a reader by filling in a short application form, either online or in person, and bring two forms of identification with you on the day.
4. Once registered, you will have full access to our materials, including our Oral History Interviews, as well as many other interesting collections held by Sheffield City Archive.
For more information on how to register and how to contact the archive, please click the link here.
Training in Interviewing for the SFA Oral History Project