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Canadian Women's Studies Association (CWSA) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-025
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2006, predominant 1982-2006

This fonds contains documents relating to the Canadian Women's Studies Association (CWSA) from its beginning in 1982 until 2006. It consists of mainly textual documents relating to the administration, membership, activities, promotion of women's studies as an academic discipline in Canadian universities, and the publication of the periodical and monograph Atlantis, Newsletter and Weaving alliances. The fonds also contains material from other organizations collected by members of the CWSA, namely, the Action-éducation des femmes (AEF), the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL) and Women Plan Toronto (WPT).

The administrative documents include the CWSA constitution, reports, an organizational handbook, meetings' minutes, notes, agendas, a speech, proposals, an administrative history, short biographies, and correspondence. It includes financial documents such as budgets and financial statements, as well as promotional material such as pamphlets, newspaper clippings and advertisements. It also contains documents relating to conference planning and other activities carried out by the organization.

The fonds contains copies of the Newsletter, Atlantis and Weaving alliances.

Canadian Women’s Studies Association (CWSA)

Administrative documents

This series consists of documents relating to the Canadian Women's Studies Association (CWSA)'s organizational structure, reorganization project, objectives, staffing, standards and its attempt in obtaining a charitable organization status. It contains various versions of its constitution, a report and an organizational handbook.

Nomination - President-elect position

This file consists of documents relating to the resignation of Pauline Greenhill, former president of the Canadian Women's Studies Association (CWSA) and nominations for CWSA)s president-elect's position. It contains correspondence, including resignation letters, notes and emails.

Charitable Status - Archives and letters

This file consists of documents collected by the Canadian Women's Studies Association (CWSA) in its efforts to obtain a charitable status. It contains a letter and articles "An uncharitable threat": Human Life International in Canada VS Canada (Minister of National Revenue - M.N.R." and "Statistically speaking, it's getting harder to become a charity".
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