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Myrna Wood fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-017
  • Fonds
  • 1965-2007
This fonds contains documents related to Myrna Wood's activities within women unions in Ontario, especially in Hamilton. It documents her interest in subjects like occupation health and security, women's issues at work, and abortion rights and consists of records relating to her activities in Toronto, Montreal and New York. It includes the essay she co-wrote "Sisters, Brothers, Lovers... listen" for the final conference of SUPA (Student Union for Peace Action) in 1967. It also contains the essay "Bread and Roses" written with Kathy McAfee calling for a movement to organize working-class women. This fonds highlights Myrna Wood's participation in peace movement meetings with the Vietnamese National Liberation Front in Cuba and gives insight into her involvement in the women liberation movement at the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s.

Wood, Myrna

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

Voice of Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-091
  • Fonds
  • 1 January 1967-12 December 1970

This fonds consists of documents related to the work of Voice of Women/La voix des femmes in the late 1960s and early 1970s to protest against the chemical and biological warfare research being done at the military facility Defence Research Establishment in Suffield, Alberta.

The fonds contains press releases, clippings, articles correspondence and a speech. It also contains a type writer used by Voice of Women during that period.

Voice of Women

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

Claudette MacKay-Lassonde fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-184
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1995

This fonds documents Claudette MacKay-Lassonde's professional milestones in telecommunications and engineering, as well as her efforts to further women's career options in science, technology and engineering. The fonds contains administrative and publicity records from Claudette MacKay-Lassonde's organizing of Canada's First Canadian Convention of Women Engineers in Toronto, Ontario.

The fonds reflects Claudette MacKay-Lassonde's extensive efforts to promote engineering as a viable field for women. The fonds includes ephemera such as correspondence, photographs and scrapbooks representing Claudette MacKay-Lassonde's presidency of the Association of Professional Engineers Ontario and her bid for the Liberal Party seat of Mississauga South, Ontario.

MacKay-Lassonde, Claudette

Judith Lermer Crawley Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-139
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2013
"This fonds includes textual records and photographic works related to the artistic work of Judith Lemer Crawley. It offers a complete overview of the artist's artistic production. All of Judith Lemer Crawley's exhibition projects or those in which she has participated are represented. The fonds contains photographs taken by the artist from the late 1970s to the 2000s. The photographic material includes prints (framed or unframed) with dimensions ranging from 20 x 24'' to 8 x 10''. Thus, this fonds reveals the evolution of Judith Lemer Crawley's artistic career, from her first photographic experiences to her most recent shots.
The fonds is divided in four series. The first series contains records related to Judith Crawley's exhibitions: Pre-Relations (1979), Relations (1981), You Can’t Hug Kids with Nuclear Arms (1986), Giving Birth is Just the Beginnings: Women Speaks About Mothering (1985, 1986), One in Five… (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998), The 50s (1997), About Auschwitz (2003, 2004, 2005, 2010), Women’s Daybook Series (2006), Women and Landscape (the silver prints kept in this fonds were printed in Banff in 2014 but never exposed).
The second series consists of records related to group exhibitions in which some Judith Crawley's photographs were exposed: Little Shop Gallery Exhibit (1981), Urbanité (2001), and other group exhibits.
The third series includes documents related to various activities in which Judith Lemer Crawley participated, such as conferences, workshops, events, publications. Some documents are also related to her teaching duties at Vanier College in Montreal. The series also includes photographs arranged by subject (the subjects having been determined by Judith Lemer Crawley herself). At the end of the series, photographs by artists other than Judith Lemer Crawley, such as Michel Campeau and Pamela Harris, are inventoried.
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Ce fonds comprend des documents textuels et des œuvres photographiques reliés au travail artistique de Judith Lemer Crawley. Il offre un panorama complet de la production artistique de l’artiste. L’ensemble des projets d’expositions réalisés par Judith Lemer Crawley ou auxquels elle a participé, y sont représentés. Le fonds contient des prises de vue réalisées par l’artiste depuis la fin des années 1970 jusqu’aux années 2000. Le matériel photographique comprend des impressions (encadrées ou non) dont les dimensions sont comprises entre 20 x 24’’ et 8 x 10’’. Ainsi, ce fonds dévoile l’évolution de la carrière artistique de Judith Lemer Crawley, de ses premières expériences photographiques à ses plus récentes prises de vue.
Le fonds est divisé en quatre séries. La première série contient des documents relatifs aux projets d’expositions réalisés par Judith Lemer Crawley : Pre-Relations (1979), Relations (1981), You Can't Hug Kids with Nuclear Arms (1986), Giving Birth is Just the Beginnings : Women Speaks About Mothering (1985, 1986), One in Five... (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998), The 50s/La Cinquantaire (1997), About Auschwitz (2003, 2004, 2005, 2010), Women's Daybook Series (2006), Women and Landscape (les épreuves conservées dans ce fonds ont été publiées à Banff en 2014 mais jamais exposées).
La deuxième série est constituée de documents relatifs à des expositions collectives dans lesquelles certaines photographies de Judith Lemer Crawley ont été exposées : Exposition Little Shop Gallery (1981), Urbanité (2001), et autres expositions de groupe.
La troisième série comprend des documents relatifs à diverses activités auxquelles Judith Lemer Crawley a participé, tels que des conférences, des ateliers, des événements, des publications. Certains documents sont également liés à ses fonctions d'enseignante au Collège Vanier à Montréal. La série comprend aussi des photographies classées par sujets (les sujets ayant été déterminés par Judith Lemer Crawley elle-même). A la fin de la série, sont inventoriées des photographies réalisées par d’autres artistes que Judith Lemer Crawley, tels que Michel Campeau et Pamela Harris.

Lermer Crawley, Judith

Sylvia Spring Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-182
  • Fonds
  • 1969-[201-]
The fonds consists of various materials related to Sylvia Spring's involvement as an activist, filmmaker, and conference speaker. It contains various types of textual, graphic, audio and video documents. It is divided into six series. The first series contains various material related to women’s issues. It includes posters, buttons, and stamps collections. The second series shows Sylvia Spring's various interventions in national and international conferences. The third series contains publications as comic books, dealing with topics related to women and the law, which texts were written by Sylvia Spring. The fourth series consists of records related to Sylvia Spring’s involvement to improve representation of women in the media. It reflects her implication in the MediaWatch organisation. The fifth series highlights Sylvia Spring’s films and productions as “Madeleine is…” (1969-1971), “Breaking the Silence. Stories from Aids Activists” (1996), “20th Century Gals (According to Babe)” (2000). It includes photographs of her meetings with different women filmmakers. The sixth series contains materials collected by Sylvia Spring on issues related to violence against women and includes Sylvia Spring’s documentaries on “Razor's Edge. The Controversy of Female Genital Mutilation” (2005) and “Our bodies… their battleground. Gender Based Violence During Conflict” (2004).

Sylvia Spring

Lisa Bengtsson fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-055
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-1999

The fonds consists of records collected by Lisa Bengtsson during her career as a social development officer with the Thunder Bay branch of The Secretary of State, Women's Programme, and with the Northwestern Ontario Decade Council.

The records document the evolution of women's groups within Northwestern Ontario, from funding applications to articles of incorporation and brochures and pamphlets on annual programming.

The fonds contains an extensive amount of administrative records demonstrating the everyday operations of committees, subcommittees, and women's organizations, including the Northwestern Ontario Regional Day Care committee.

Bengtsson, Lisa

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-088
  • Fonds
  • 1 January 1970-31 December 1982
The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre Foundation fonds offers insight into the structure and activities of the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre serving the Ottawa-Hull area. It contains records of the centre's early years of operation. The fonds contain administrative records, correspondence, meeting minutes and supporting documents, workshops, presentations, and training materials, articles, reports and other documents.

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

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