Fonds 10-002 - Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA) fonds

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Titre propre

Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA) fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Object

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Fonds

Cote

CA ON0034 10-002

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

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Date(s)

  • 1957-1994 (Production)
    Producteur
    Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA)

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Description matérielle

4.65 m of textual records
238 photographs : col. slides
6 objects : rubber stamps

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Nom du producteur

(1977-1992)

Histoire administrative

The origins of what later became the CWMA/ACMF were the records of the Toronto feminist newspaper The Other Woman. When the newspaper ceased publication in 1977, Pat Leslie, editor of The Other Woman, moved the newspaper’s records into her apartment and was the custodian of the first Canadian Women’s Archives (CWMA) documents. From 1977 until 1982, she preserved The Other Woman records and some additional material relating to the Canadian Women’s Movement in her apartment. In 1983, working with a group of women including Nancy Adamson, Sandy Fox, Weisia Kolansinka and Lorna Weir under the banner of the NGO the Women’s Information Center (WIC) , a registered Canadian charity, an application was made for a Canada Community Development Grant. This allowed the group to rent a room in a building on the corner of Spadina Avenue and College Street in Toronto where they moved the documents from Pat Leslie’s apartment and it was here they began to collect records and documents related to the Canadian Women’s Movement. The CWMA Collective took responsibility for the collection from 1983 forward. That collective, which changed in membership over the years, operated the Canadian Women’s Movement Archives/ACMF, until it was relocated to the University of Ottawa in 1992. Members of the collective who were active for a significant period of time included: Nancy Adamson, Jane Abray, Karen Dubinsky, Sandy Fox, Debbie A. Green, Luanne Karn, Andrea Knight, Weisia Kolasinska, Pat Leslie, Anne Molgat, Beth McAuley, Joanne Pelletier, Margaret Shepherd, Miriam Ticoll, Tori Smith, and Lorna Weir.

After the opening of the public CWMA in 1983/84, the collection was catalogued and became available to researchers. Various grants, annual yard sales, and other fundraising allowed the CWMA/ACMF collective to hire staff from time to time, to actively collect the records of women’s groups across Canada and to promote the CWMA/ACMF. In 1991 the Collective decided that it was no longer possible to maintain the CWMA/ACMF as an independent organization and sought interest from other archives and universities in the collection. The Collective felt that the collection’s credibility rested on the fact that it came out of the women’s movement and was nurtured by feminists and operated in a manner consistent with those principles. As much as possible the Collective wanted to place the collection with an institution that would respect that. Ultimately, the Collective decided to donate the CWMA/ACMF records to the University of Ottawa. Both parties agreed that the CWMA/ACMF collection would be maintained in its entirety as a separate collection with the hope that additional records from the Canadian women’s movement would be collected by the Archives and Special Collections.

In 1992 the CWMA/ACMF records were donated to the University of Ottawa, who “took over the CWMA/ACMF’s mandate” and started accepting new donations that would become a part of an ongoing collection documenting the groups and individuals who made up the Canadian Women’s Movement.

Historique de la conservation

The Other Woman (1972-1977), Pat Leslie (1977-1982), Collective of the Canadian Women’s Movement Archives (1983-1992).

In 1992, the collective donated the collection and ceased operation and all the records were donated to the Archives and Special Collections of the Morisset Library, University of Ottawa.

Portée et contenu

This fonds consists of the administrative records of the Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA) from its beginnings in the early 1970s as part of the Women's Information Centre (WIC) until its demise in 1992. It includes meeting minutes, for both CWMA and WIC, and administrative documents on human resources planning and day-to-day log books. It also contains financial documents such as accounting books and bank accounts, as well as correspondence and project/funding proposals. Also included are resources such as newspaper clippings and articles on various subjects, listed alphabetically, which were used as a reference by the members of CWMA.

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État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

The documents were donated to the University of Ottawa Archives and Special Collections in 1992 by the Canadian Women's Movement Archives of Toronto.

Classement

Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • français

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Numéro normalisé

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Lieux

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Identifiant de la description du document

CA

Identifiant du service d'archives

ON0034

Règles ou conventions

RAD

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Brouillon

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Complet

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised in November 2017.

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