- CA ON0034 10-032
- 1970-[200-], predominant 1972-1984
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.
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
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
Cottam, K. Jean
Victoria Rape Relief Society