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L’udovít Kandra fonds

  • CA ON0034 20-003
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1983, predominant 1944-1983

The fonds consists of handwritten notes, drafts, holograph and typed manuscripts, galley proofs, printed texts and newspaper clippings of L’udovít Kandra’s extensive literary production of novels, short stories and articles.

A large portion of the fonds also gathers the correspondence exchanged between Mr. Kandra and his family, his friends, other Slovak emigrants and members of various political and lobbying groups. Another significant portion of the fonds consists of administrative papers, correspondence and publications related to the Svetový Kongres Slovákov (Slovak World Congress) and to Slovenská Národná Rada v Zahraničí (Slovak National Council Abroad) including the Demokratický Blok (Slovak Democratic Block Abroad). A smaller portion of the fonds consists of various pieces of information collected by Mr. Kandra on topics related to Slovak political and social history since World War II. Some personal papers, memorabilia and a few photographs constitute the remainder of the fonds.

The L’udovít Kandra fonds constitutes the most complete collection of primary, secondary and tertiary sources for the study of this prolific Slovak emigrant author’s literary production. It contains most of his works published under the pen name of Peter Klas, a major portion of his articles, conference papers and other works published under his real name, L’udovít Kandra, as well as numerous critical reviews of his work. The correspondence portion of the fonds constitutes a unique source of information on L’udovít Kandra’s personal, professional and social life. It also provides us with a most interesting insight into the lives of his fellow countrymen living abroad, with a particular emphasis on Slovaks living in Canada. The fonds offers researchers a significant collection of papers and documents related to two major international Organizations (SKS and SNRvZ) devoted to the recognition, maintenance and growth of Slovak tradition and culture among the Slovak diaspora.

A certain portion of documents contained in the fonds originate from the 1939-1945 period, but the bulk of the material dates from the time of Kandra’s arrival in Canada in 1949 to the time of his death in 1993. Most documents are in good condition.

Kandra, L’udovít

Verna Rowena Conant fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-010
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1984
This fonds consists of scrapbooks created by Verna Rowena Conant (Mrs. Gordon D. Conant) regarding the history of women in Ontario during the 20th century. They document facts and historical events focusing on women in Canada, including the "Voice of Women", the Women’s Canadian Club, the Princess Alice Foundation, Canadian Women’s Voluntary Services, National Council of Women Provincial and Local and Women at War.

Conant, Verna Rowena (Smith) (1888-1992)

Feminist Party of Canada fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-084
  • Fonds
  • [1970]-1982, 1984
Fonds consists of a variety of records pertaining the Feminist Party of Canada, along with affiliated groups and events, such as flyers, pamphlets, applications for funds, correspondence, newsletters, published materials, reports, and other textual records. The fonds also consists of stickers, buttons and rubber stamps featuring the Party's name. The fonds is divided into eleven series, including: Women’s Centres and Educational Material, Women and the Law, Correspondence and Announcements, Status of Women, Redlight Theatre Records, Records relating to the Establishment and Principles of the Feminist Party of Canada, Conference on Canadian Women and the Constitution, Outreach and Promotional Material, Newsletters, Publications and Miscellaneous.

Feminist Party of Canada

Wages Due Lesbians fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-027
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1984, predominant 1973-1984
The Wages Due Lesbians fonds contains mostly textual records and one poster. It contains administrative documents as well as reports on conferences, speeches from demonstrations, correspondence with related organizations, summaries and reports on child custody cases, as well as articles and newspaper clippings.

Wages Due Lesbians

Margaret Dwight-Spore fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-056
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1984, predominant 1977-1984
This fonds includes documents written and gathered by Margaret Dwight-Spore, mostly during her time as head of B.EA.V.E.R. and CASH. The records give an overview of the working and social conditions of women in prostitution, the pornography business and burlesque entertainment, and the fight to decriminalize prostitution in Canada. It consists of textual records and graphic material (drawings, a negative and posters).

Dwight-Spore, Margaret

Toronto Wages for Housework Committee fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-008
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1986, predominant 1973-1986
The Toronto Wages For Housework Committee (WFH) fonds contains mostly textual documents, two posters and one group of photograph negatives. It contains WFH administrative documents as well as flyers, speeches, pamphlets, and correspondence with related organizations such as Wages Due Lesbians, Women Against Rape, Family Benefits Working Group, and Wages For Housework groups in Canada and internationally. Also included are newspaper clippings which illustrate the Wages for Housework campaign during the 1970s.

Toronto Wages for Housework Committee

Canadian Feminist Periodicals Conference fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-054
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1987
The fonds consists of documents relating to the Canadian Feminist Periodicals Association's activities. It mainly contains records produced to prepare the annual conferences and from meetings with Federal government representatives. It includes reference material concerning the budget cuts, and related to the difficulties of feminist publishing.

Canadian Feminist Periodicals Association

Lesbian Mothers' Defence Fund fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-031
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1987, predominant 1978-1987
This fonds contains mostly clippings and court cases reflecting the Lesbian Mothers’ Defence Fund mandate of providing information and emotional support for lesbian mothers involved in child custody cases. They achieved this by creating a source of literature for lawyers and lesbian mothers to consult, such as court cases, Lesbian Mother Litigation Manual and other articles on the subject. The fonds also includes administrative documents such as meeting minutes and reports, as well as correspondence with affiliated groups and individuals.

Lesbian Mothers' Defence Fund

Rosemary Billings fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-136
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1987
The fonds consists of records created and collected by Rosemary Billings in her capacity as an executive member of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Canadian Women on the Constitution and the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) and relate to the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the guarantee for women's rights under Section 28. The records illustrate the work that Billings and her colleagues did to lobby the government to ensure that section 28 was not removed.

Billings, Rosemary

Service Office Retail Workers Union of Canada (SORWUC) Local 7

  • CA ON0034 10-062
  • Fonds
  • 1970-198-
This fonds consists of the administrative records of the conception of the Service Office Retail Workers Union of Canada (SORWUC) Local 7 in Ottawa from its beginnings in 1982 as part of reason for change particularly addressing inequality faced by women in the workplace in various aspects. It features correspondence, advertisements to join the union, pieces of bargaining and negotiation, member contact information. Also included are resources such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, buttons, and articles on various subjects as used and promoted by members of SORWUC.

Service, Office and Retail Workers of Canada (SORWUC)

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