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Canadian Women's Studies Association (CWSA) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-025
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2006, predominant 1982-2006

This fonds contains documents relating to the Canadian Women's Studies Association (CWSA) from its beginning in 1982 until 2006. It consists of mainly textual documents relating to the administration, membership, activities, promotion of women's studies as an academic discipline in Canadian universities, and the publication of the periodical and monograph Atlantis, Newsletter and Weaving alliances. The fonds also contains material from other organizations collected by members of the CWSA, namely, the Action-éducation des femmes (AEF), the Canadian Abortion Rights Action League (CARAL) and Women Plan Toronto (WPT).

The administrative documents include the CWSA constitution, reports, an organizational handbook, meetings' minutes, notes, agendas, a speech, proposals, an administrative history, short biographies, and correspondence. It includes financial documents such as budgets and financial statements, as well as promotional material such as pamphlets, newspaper clippings and advertisements. It also contains documents relating to conference planning and other activities carried out by the organization.

The fonds contains copies of the Newsletter, Atlantis and Weaving alliances.

Canadian Women’s Studies Association (CWSA)

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)

World Inter-Action Mondiale fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-022
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1996
This fonds is composed of textual records. It contains documents relating to women in international development groups. It also contains documents relating to feminist theatre groups performing in Canada and Jamaica. The documents include publicity material, project proposals, reports, and correspondence.

World Inter-Action Mondiale

Emma Joy (Reeves) Crone fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-021
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2002
The fonds consists of documents related to the friendship between Emma Joy Crone and the writer and feminist Gert Beadle, whom Crone considered as a mentor. It contains poetry and draft texts by Gert Beadle, personal correspondence, and photographs.

Crone, Emma Joy

Ottawa Women's Place fonds/Fonds Place aux Femmes

  • CA ON0034 10-020
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1999, predominant 1970-1991
These records are textual documents which cover the activities of the organization from its foundation in 1970 to 1991. They consist of administrative records, correspondence, planning documents for outreach and projects as well as rich information on other women’s groups during its period of operation. These records offer significant information about the grassroots feminist movement in Canada, particularly in Ottawa, in the 1980s. They also offer insight into the methods of organization, aims, activities and problems shared by many women's centres across the country.

Ottawa Women's Place / Place aux Femmes

Bold Print fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-019
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2005, predominant 1985-1995
This fonds consists of mostly textual and graphic records relating to Bold Print book store. The documents include administrative records of the book store, collaborations with authors, feminist book catalogues, photographs of author readings, T-shirts, and publicity material for other special events. This fonds provides insight into the daily activities of a feminist book store in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Bold Print Inc.

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

The Feminist News Service fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-016
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1975
This fonds contains mock-ups of news packets for the Feminist News Services and one poster entitled 'Sisters'.

The Feminist News Service

The Women's Liberation Bookmobile fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-015
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1975
The fonds consists of documents relating to the creation and the tour of the Women's Liberation Bookmobile also know as the Cora Bookmobile.

Women's Liberation Bookmobile

Mothers Are Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-013
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1995
This fonds is composed mainly of textual records; the administrative records of Mothers Are Women and documents relating to policy issues such as child care, parental leave, and recognition of the value of stay at home mothers. There are also documents relating to each of the mother's support groups and also the group's newsletter, Homebase. There are two audio cassettes featuring interviews with Maureen Kellerman on radio programs.

Mothers Are Women

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