Collection 10-075 - Deborah Yaffe collection

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Deborah Yaffe collection

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  • Textual record

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CA ON0034 10-075

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  • 1971-1998 (Creation)
    Creator
    Yaffe, Debby (Deborah)

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17.3 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(1943-)

Biographical history

Debby (Deborah) Yaffe is a feminist, activist and retired University of Victoria Department of Women’s Studies senior instructor. Yaffe (née Frisch) was born in 1943 and grew up in Southern California. She attended University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in the 1960s. Taking her husband’s last name, Gregory, she and her husband lived in Europe with their son, moving to London in the 1970s. It was there, while working as a teacher, that Yaffe became involved in the women’s movement through her attendance at consciousness-raising group meetings. She subsequently formed her own group and took part in feminist actions. Yaffe later returned to the United States on her own and eventually settled in Victoria, British Columbia, with her family. After her divorce, she took her mother’s maiden name, Yaffe. In Victoria, she volunteered with Everywomen's Books, worked as a paid staff member for the local office of the Victoria Status of Women Action Group, from 1986 to 1988, and was involved in organizing around key issues such as abortion rights. Yaffe was approached to teach Introduction to Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria in 1990 and she retired in 2004. She holds a master’s degree in Women’s Studies and is a 2001 recipient of UVic Alumni Association’s award for excellence in teaching. Yaffe is one of the founders, along with former university archivist Jane Turner, of the Victoria Women’s Movement Archives at UVic Archives.

Custodial history

Donated in 2004.

Scope and content

This collection consists of publications, periodicals and textual records related to the women's liberation movement which was a main interest of Deborah Yaffe. The textual records part of the collection mostly consists of papers and articles, conferences materials, essays on projects and actions for women, various records on groups, organizations and women's issues subjects, such as abortion, rape, sexual assault, unions, and working women.

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  • English
  • French

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  • Latin

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Open

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CA

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ON0034

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

January 2017

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  • English

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