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 Archives 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 Icelandic women and women in Iceland, spread this knowledge and encourage research. This is the only archives of its kind in Iceland. It is a special unit in the National and University of Iceland, Þjóðarbókhlaða and is located on the 1st floor in the Library. In the Archives one 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.


Reception of acquisitions

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


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