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Glamorgan Archives
Older Lesbian Network, Wales

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWAW1

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Women's Archive of Wales: Older Lesbian Network, Wales

Short Title: Older Lesbian Network, Wales

Creation date(s): 1992-2007

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.04 cubic metres (2 boxes, 2 files)

Name of creator(s): Older Lesbian Network, Wales


Administrative/Biographical history: The Older Lesbian Network, Wales was established in 1993, for women aged 35 and over defining themselves as lesbian who are committed to anti-discriminatory principles. Since May 1993, monthly meetings have been held in Cardiff, Glamorgan, and social events organised and information exchanged through a monthly newsletter. The organisation is sometimes referred to as Older Lesbian Network, South Wales or Older and Bolder. The organisation has links with related organisations, including Older Lesbian Network (based in London), Border Women Network (a social network for lesbians in mid and south Wales, Shropshire and Hereford and Worcester), and Swansea Lesbian Line (telephone advice service).


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Older Lesbian Network, Wales, 1993-2002, including: newsletters, 1993-2002, including minutes of business meetings, correspondence and accounts, and of related organisations; the Border Women Network, mission statements, 1992-1995; Swansea Lesbian Line Newsletter, 'Outlook', 1993-1995; and Older Lesbian Network [London], newsletter, 1994-1995; Constitution and Rules; membership list 2005; correspondence 2004-2007; AGM minutes 2006; List of subscribers, 1993-1994.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: Restricted Access. Permission to consult these records must be obtained in advance.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: Good condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history: The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Older Lesbian Network, Wales. Updated by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004, updated May 2011

Older Lesbian Network, Wales | Archives
Older lesbians | Wales | Societies and clubs

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Older Lesbian Network, Wales

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