Welcome to the Digital Library

The Digital Library contains digitised material from LSE Library collections and also born-digital material that has been collected and preserved in digital formats.

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World War One @ LSE


WW1 @ LSE: a common cause draws on the Library's collections to feature a selection of digital images related to the First World War.


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Featured collection

Featured CollectionWomen's Suffrage Collection

This collection contains suffrage newspapers, journals, pamphlets, leaflets and annual reports of different suffrage groups covering the women’s suffrage campaign from the late 19th century to 1928 when women were granted equal voting rights with men.

In this collection...

  • The Common Cause

    This was the newspaper of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies published from 1909 until 1920. Helen Swanwick was its first editor.

  • Votes for Women

    Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence and her husband, Frederick, co-funded and co-edited this newspaper for the Women’s Social and Political Union. It was published between 1907 and 1918 and printed at St Clement’s Press.

  • The Vote

    This was the newspaper of the Women’s Freedom League and its first editor was Charlotte Despard. It was published by Minerva Press from 1909 to 1933.