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All referenced quotes presented on the sidebars in this website are taken from the book Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information, edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets.

How to use this Database

Below you will find images and descriptions of over 150 documents and artefacts that belong to the collections of the Feminist Archive North and the Marks & Spencer Company Archive. Each individual post focuses on one item (or more) and provides information about it. To read the full entry on a particular item, click on “Read more”.

To find all the items that relate to a particular topic, you can:

Within the page for each item, you will have information about the categories and the tags that the item is classified under. If you are particularly interested in one of those categories or tags, click on it to see all the items that relate to it.

You are very welcome to download and use these images for the purpose of teaching, research and study, but we ask that you credit the images as follows:

You can find information about the source of each image at the bottom of the relevant post.

Happy browsing!
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List of Documents and Artefacts
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Poster – The Problem That Has No Name: Women and Post-war American Consumer Society (Women’s History Series: 12)

Poster – The Model Family Plan (Women’s History Series: 11)

Poster – War Gains (Women’s History Series: 10)

Poster – Germany 1933-45: A Woman’s Place (Women’s History Series: 9)

Poster – We Demand (Women’s History Series: 8)

Poster – Picture Promises (Women’s History Series: 7)

Poster – Women in Struggle (Women’s History Series: 6)

Poster – Private Morals, Public Order: The Beginnings of the Modern State (Women’s History Series: 5)

Poster – ‘Slaves & Angels’: Women & the Industrial Revolution (Women’s History Series: 4)

Poster – The Mastery Of Nature: The Age of Science & Reason (Women’s History Series: 3)

Poster – Witches: Healers & Midwives (Women’s History Series: 2)

Poster – Equal Toil, Unequal Place: Women & Feudalism (Women’s History Series: 1)

Marks & Spencer Store Staff Regulations (Women) – Extract 3

Marks & Spencer Store Staff Regulations (Women) – Extract 2

Marks & Spencer Store Staff Regulations (Women) – Extract 1

Marks & Spencer Huddersfield Store Staff Regulations Booklet Pages 8-9

Marks & Spencer Huddersfield Store Staff Regulations Booklet Pages 4-5

Marks & Spencer Huddersfield Store Staff Regulations Booklet Pages 2-3

Marks & Spencer – Conditions of Employment Booklet 1996 – Extract 2

Marks & Spencer – Conditions of Employment Booklet 1996 – Extract 1

Marks & Spencer – “A Girl’s Future” Pages 14-15

Marks & Spencer – “A Girl’s Future” Pages 8-13

Marks & Spencer – “A Girl’s Future” Pages 6-7

Marks & Spencer – “A Girl’s Future” Pages 4-5

Marks & Spencer – “A Girl’s Future” Pages 2-3

Marks & Spencer – “A Girl’s Future” Front and Back Covers

Advertisement – 1958 ‘Easy-To-Serve-Foods’

1962 Marks & Spencer Welfare Report Extract 6

Advertisement – 1971 ‘Colourful Homes’

1962 Marks & Spencer Welfare Report Extract 5

1962 Marks & Spencer Welfare Report Extract 4

Advertisement – 1972 Housework

1962 Marks & Spencer Welfare Report Extract 3

Advertisement – 1959 – Fashionable Luggage

1962 Marks & Spencer Welfare Report Extract 2

1962 Marks & Spencer Welfare Report Extract 1

Advertisement – Women’s Underwear

Advertisement – 1976 Bikinis

Advertisement – Men’s Suits, 1988

Advertisement – 1969/1970 Schoolwear

Advertisement – 1932 Christmas Catalogue

Advertisement – 1970’s Easy Care Clothes

Advertisement – 1960’s – 1990’s ‘The Corporate Image’

Advertisment – 1960’s Mini Skirts

Advertisement – 1950’s New Look Dress

Poster – WLM ‘I danced’

Advertisement – “Spring-Joy”

Advertisement – Men’s & Boys’ Pyjamas

Advertisement – Menswear Autumn/Winter 1971

Advertisement – Autumn Winter Menswear 1972

Advertisement – Men’s Jumpers

Advertisement – ‘Out & About’ Campaign

Advertisement – “Danger! Men at Play”, 1974

Advertisement – 1958 Men’s Shirts

1948 M&S Personnel & Welfare Manual Extract 6

1948 M&S Personnel & Welfare Manual Extract 5

1948 M&S Personnel & Welfare Manual Extract 4

1948 M&S Personnel & Welfare Manual Extract 3

1948 M&S Personnel & Welfare Manual Extract 2

1948 M&S Personnel & Welfare Manual Extract 1

Artefact – Greenham Common Fence

Poster – ‘Sisterhood is Safer’

Article – Yorkshire Ripper

Poster – ‘At Home with the Tories’

Poster – Zero Tolerance Campaign

Poster – WLM Switchboard Calendar 1985

Poster – ‘Disabled Women at Work’

Poster – Women’s Studies, Bradford University

Poster – ‘Manual Trades Conference’

Poster – ‘Jerks at Work’

Poster – ‘Lesbians Are Everywhere’

Poster – ‘International Marxist Group – Revolution’

Poster – ‘Sahara Black Women’s Refuge’

Poster – ‘A Woman’s Place?’

Poster – ‘No To Male Violence’

Poster – ‘Witches Cauldron’

Poster – ‘We Demand’

Poster – United Nations Women’s Conference, Beijing 1995

Article – St Michael News: “The home of the future that runs itself”

Article – St Michael News: “Kenneth Horne’s Ideal Sales Girl”

Article – St Michael News: “New Makeover for Staff Canteens”

St Michael News “St Michael Takes on the Housework”

Article – St Michael News: “St Michael Lasts the Whole Day Through”

Article – St Michael News “Pyjamas are Fashion Again!”

Article – St Michael News: “Top Marriage Consultant: good clothes are important”

Article – St Michael News: “I Like to be Smart”

Article – St Michael News: “Top Mark for Sales Staff”

Article – St Michael News: “Staying Power”

Article – St Michael News: “Beauty the Barbara Daly Way”

Article – St Michael News: “Stylish Mums-to-Be”

Article – St Michael News: “Breaking down the Barriers for Women”

Article – St Michael News: “Harlow Take Final By Storm”

Article – St Michael News: “Service Beyond the Call of Duty”

Article – St Michael News: “Search for a Super Sales Girl”

Article – St Michael News: “The Sales Assistant: Without her…Nothing”

Articles – St Michael News: Cancer Screening Welfare Provision for Women

Article – St Michael News: “My Ideal Sales Girl”

Article – St Michael News: “Where Are Our Manageresses of the Future?”

Article – St Michael News: “Mansfield Win the Cup”

Article – St Michael News: “Welfare in Slough”

Article – M&S Sparks “Women of the Year”

Article – M&S Sparks “Women in HR”

Article – M&S Sparks: “Sports Day Snaps”

Article – Spare Rib: “Women in Prison”

Article – Spare Rib: “Sex Objects at Work”

Article – Spare Rib: “Pregnant = An Unfit MP”

Article – Spare Rib: “Male Violence, Female Dilemma”

Article – Spare Rib: “Tooth & Nail”

Article – Spare Rib: “Masculine, Femininie, Neuter”

Article – Spare Rib: “Prostitution in Buddhist Thailand”

Article – Spare Rib: “Vibrators”

Article – Spare Rib: “Abortion”

Article – Spare Rib: “Disabled Women”

Song Sheet – “Reclaim The Night”

Playing Cards – “Alternative Happy Family”

Postcard “Australia-Wide Lesbian Network”

Postcard “Greenham Common Banner”

Postcard “I’ve got my period!”

Postcard “Wage Gap”

Postcard “Truth About Rape”

Postcard “Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp”

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