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Archives et collections spéciales/Archives and Special Collections Fonds
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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

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)

National Action Committee on the Status of Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-024
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-2000
The National Action Committee on Status of Women (NAC) fonds reflects the everyday activities of Canada’s largest lobbying women’s group.
The fonds is structured in 11 series that document NAC’s creation, administrative activities, membership management and financial activities. The fonds is strong in meeting minutes, annual general meeting minutes, campaigns, subject files, correspondence, and personnel files. The records consist mostly of textual material as well as limited photographs, audiovisual material, and t-shirts.

National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC)

Greta Hofmann Nemiroff fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-041
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1999
This fonds consists of administrative records and resource materials produced and received as part of the various position occupied by Greta Hofmann Nemiroff, including her time as project manager of the CCLOW, president-elected at CWSA, educator and coordinator of New School at Dawson College, and incumbent of the joint chair in Women’s Studies program at the University of Ottawa, and Carleton University. This fonds contains mostly textual records, including correspondence, documents relating to conferences organization, mailing lists, booklets and pamphlets produced by the organization in which she was involved. This fonds offer an insight into the Great Hofmann Nemiroff involvement in women’s liberation movement in the 1980s and 1990s, mostly in the field of education.

Nemiroff, Greta Hofmann

Wendy McPeake fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-032
  • Fonds
  • 1970-[200-], predominant 1972-1984
This fonds consists of Wendy McPeake's personal files. It is composed mainly of textual records from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. It contains files related to her involvement in various groups and organizations such as the Ottawa Women’s Centre, the Political Action Collective, the Feminist Action Collective, the Local 7/SORWUC, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada Women’s Committee. It includes materials related to feminist publishers from Canada and the United States, collected by Wendy McPeake when she was arts coordinator for Upstream magazine. The fonds also contains various subject files that reflect Wendy McPeake’s interests during this period. The 1970s was an active period for feminist organizations, especially at the grass-roots level, where a rich feminist culture of politics, music, publishing, and art flourished. Thus, this fonds offers insight into the Women’s Movement in Ottawa, mostly during the late 1970s to the early 1980s.

McPeake, Wendy

Broadside fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-066
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1992

This fonds consists of administrative and organizational documents, correspondence, galley proofs, financial records, original manuscripts and galley proofs, flyers, handbills, pamphlets, postcards, subscriber lists and information, planning documents from the Canadian Feminist Periodicals Conference 1986, two computer diskettes, and one metal telephone index pad. There are also separate files from several individual employees which include correspondence and items relating to their particular role in the collective.

These records offer significant information about feminist journalism in Canada, and about activities in the women’s movement, particularly in Toronto, during the 1980s.

Broadside

Montreal Health Press fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-093
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2003

The Montreal Health Press fonds reflects the operations of a small, volunteer-run feminist collective, focussed on disseminating information on health and sexuality. The fonds documents the steps involved in print book production: it includes authors’ draft chapters, interview schedules and author contracts.

The records also reflect the collective's extensive promotional activities, including fund-raising programs, reviews of handbooks, promotional articles and anniversary-year publicity. Letters of support from subscribers testify to the publications’ impact on individual lives and sexual health. The fonds also shows the extensive orders and invoices for handbooks from North American health clinics and organizations.

The photographs and drawings reflect the work of numerous artists. Medical drawings–in ink, pencil and graphite–provide detail on sexual health and anatomy. The photographs represent individuals, couples, and groups of different ethnicity, ages and sexual orientation.

Montreal Health Press

Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-029
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-[1996]

The Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) fonds documents the organization's management of everyday activities as well as its programs and services offered to newcomer immigrant women in Canada.

The fonds contains administrative records reflecting on WWCC programs like Immigrant Women Into Electronics and language courses.

The fonds also contains extensive graphic material documenting WWCC programs, events, and outings.

Working Women Community Centre

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

Madeleine Gilchrist fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-148
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]-2015
Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, papers and a variety of other materials pertaining to the interests and activities of Madeleine Gilichrist. The fonds is divided into nine series according to common subjects, groups, research and events. These include: Midwifery and Reproduction; FRAPPE : Conferences and Papers; Canadian Feminist Issues, Groups and Events; National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Material; Global Issues and Events; International Conflicts and Peace Initiatives; Voice of Women (VOW) and Women for Mutual Security (WMS) Material; Beijing Women's Conference; and Women for Peace and Freedom.

Gilchrist, Madeleine

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