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Women's History Archives

The Icelandic Women's History Archives was founded by Anna Sigurðardóttir along with Svanlaug Baldursdóttir and Else Mia Einarsdóttir in the home of Anna in Hjarðarhagi 26, on January 1, 1975, on the occasion of the United National Women´s Year. The Collection has formed a part of the National Library in Þjóðarbókhlaða since 1996.

The goal of the Women's History Archives is to register, preserve and collect documents on the history of women, spread this knowledge and encourage research. This is the only collection of its kind in Iceland. It is a special unit in the National and University of Iceland, Þjóðarbókhlaða. It is located on the 1st floor in the Library. In the Collection on can get information on the history of women and donate documents. The documents of the Women's History Archives are lent to the Reading Room of the Iceland National Collection on the 1st floor of the Library.

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Reception of acquisitions

What to do with the old letters from grandmother, mother or my own letters? Diaries, handwritten cook-books, the minutes of meetings of the Women ‘s Society, etc.

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