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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

Valerie Overend collection

  • CA ON0034 10-132
  • Collection
  • [1970]-2012
During her career, Valerie Overend has developed several programs and guides to encourage girls and young women to pursue non-traditional careers. The collection Valerie Overend consists of resource materials related to women engaged in non-traditional careers, as well as in the fields of science, technology, and engineering. These materials were used by Valerie in her own research and work to produce informational and educational materials. This collection mainly consists of textual documents and videos. It includes publications, training programs, curricula, workshop materials, survey and reports, and essays. Some documents have been created by/or in collaboration with Valerie Overend. However, most of the documents have been produced by other authors and related organizations.

Overend, Valerie

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

K. Jean Cottam fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-172
  • Fonds
  • [1970-1999]
This fonds contains mostly clippings on Jean Cottam's articles in the press and articles on feminist issues.

Cottam, K. Jean

Linda Briskin fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-161
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1990
The fonds consists of records collected and received by Linda Brisken and related to her involvement with various women's councils, centres and programs. Also includes records related to women's studies programs.

Briskin, Linda

Victoria Rape Relief Society fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-040
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1989, predominant 1974-1983
The Victoria Rape Relief Society fonds offers insight into the structure and activities of the first Rape Crisis Centre in Victoria. The fonds contains only records from the original Victoria Rape Crisis Centre, also named the Victoria Rape Relief Society. It contains administrative records, correspondence, records related to education and telephone counselling activities, cooperation records with other external organisations, and regional rape crisis centres records.

Victoria Rape Relief Society

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