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Women Writers Fund

Although State Library Victoria holds an extraordinarily rich collection, it's clear from consulting early library catalogues that few prominent female writers were collected at that time. While the Library’s 19th and 20th century collections include the great male writers of the period, there is little representation of key literary female voices.

State Library Victoria is seeking assistance to create a fund to acquire books by 19th and 20th century female writers. This fund would enable the Library to fill gaps in the collection of early feminist writing, and enable us to acquire works that have been unattainable due to budget limitations.

The fund would ensure that the Library’s collection of 19th and 20th century female writers are an important resource for scholars, fellows and all users of the Library seeking to learn about the voices of women in this era.

For more information, contact Judy Buchan, Philanthropy Manager, on 0481 013 425 or jbuchan@slv.vic.gov.au.