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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

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

Susan Moger fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-035
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1989
This fonds contains mainly textual records relating to the Vancouver Women's Health Collective. It has one series and consists of workshop documents for issues such as menopause, breast cancer detection, premenstrual syndrome, vaginal and cervical health, and pap tests. It also contains 2 T-shirts; one New Democrat candidate and one for LEAF (Legal Education Action Fund).

Vancouver Women's Health Collective

Fonds Centre de ressources des femmes de l'Université d'Ottawa/Women's Resource Centre of the University of Ottawa fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-007
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1999
This fonds consists of mainly textual records with some graphic material. It contains mostly secondary source material such as pamphlets and reports on subjects including women's physical and emotional health, societal problems and support groups, international women's organizations, as well as statistics on working women in Canada.

Helen Falding Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-199
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1995
The fonds contains letters, papers, pamphlets related to feminist activism by Helen Fallding.

Helen Fallding

The Women's Press fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-012
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-2000
The fonds documents the general organization of the publishing press and activities of its different collectives. It contains manuscripts of published texts with records related to the selection, illustration, edition, and publication process. It also includes some unpublished manuscripts with related correspondence. The fonds contains also financial records and documents the distribution process. To promote women authors and their literary works, the publishing house participated in various book fairs and conferences. The press also produced catalogues, press releases, flyers, and posters, preserved in the fonds. The last series consists of Maureen FitzGerald's records. They concern the period when Maureen FitzGerald worked as managing editor of the Women's Press.

The Women's Press

Valerie Overend Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-132
  • Fonds
  • [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

Judith Quinlan fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-188
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2014
Fonds contains audiovisual material such as an audio interview with Judith Quinlan and short videos filmed by Judith of events relating to women, LGBTQ2S+, environmental rights and activism.

Quinlan, Judith

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

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

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