Spare Rib Contributors Sought In Digital Effort

Spare Rib charted the grassroots feminist movement through 239 editions from its 1972 launch to the magazine's demise in 1993. Its pages, produced after lengthy and challenging debate by the collective that ran it, reflected an era when, to quote co-founding editor Marsha Rowe, women were "changing the way we used language, the way we talked and dressed and lived". Now the British Library is embarking on one of its most ambitious projects, which it is hoped will result in the complete run of the magazine being digitised and accessible free on its website.

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