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Archives+, Manchester: Centre for archives, drawn from university and community resources in the region.  Includes Film Archives North West.
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Atrium, Netherlands: Institute dedicated to research into women’s history as part of working towards gender equality.  Based in Amsterdam.  Material searchable online.
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Archive for German Experimental and Avant-garde Film by Women (University of Paderborn): Based at Universität Paderborn.  German avant-garde and experimental film by women (e.g. Helke Sander, Ulrike Ottinger, Dore O., Ute Aurand).
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BFI National Film and Television Archive: National archive, focussing on British titles.  Access online, via Mediatheques and by appointment.
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Bill Douglas Cinema Museum (University of Exeter): Museum and research archive.  Over 75,000 items relating to moving image in Britain (artefacts, photographs, moving image).  Collections from Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell, Roy Fowler (BECTU).
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Black Cultural Archives: Based in Brixton, London.  Materials relating to Black cultural history in Britain.  Reading room and collections available by appointment.
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Glasgow Women’s LIbrary: An organisation and archive, based in Glasgow, which aims to advance the education of the general public by increasing the knowledge and understanding of women’s history, lives and achievements.
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The Cinema Museum, London: Contains artefacts, memorabilia and equipment available to research by appointment and for loan.  Runs programme of public events.
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The Feminist Library, London: Volunteer-run collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature based in London. We have been supporting research, activist and community projects since 1975.
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Imperial War Museums: (London-based research collections).  Archive relating to twentieth/twenty-first century conflict (Britain/Commonwealth/former Empire countries).  Access online (e.g. selected films, posters) and visit by appointment.
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John Grierson Collection (University of Stirling): Contains documents relating to Grierson’s work, including scripts, production notes, correspondence, lectures and articles.  Catalogue available online.  Reading room open, visit by appointment.
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If you have any queries, please contact our Resources Officer Rona Murray (r.murray3@lancaster.ac.uk).