The first Sheffield Women’s Newsletter was published in May 1971 and took the form of a two-side typescript page outlining the aims of the Women’s Liberation Movement. By 1979 the newsletter had become a stapled booklet with hand drawn illustrations, personal articles and poetry from women in the movement. The women in the movement produced the newsletters themselves. All of the material in the newsletters was composed, typed and drawn by them including the illustrations that appear in the issues at the latter end of the decade. In 1976 they began to draw front covers for the newsletters and illustrations for the articles and poems. These are all hand drawn in felt tip pen. This DIY ethic makes the newsletters feel more personal - they remind the reader that local women were making them with limited resources. The illustrations give the newsletter greater appeal than plain text, but they are cleverly used to help present the points made in the written pieces.