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Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-002
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1994
This fonds consists of the administrative records of the Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA) from its beginnings in the early 1970s as part of the Women's Information Centre (WIC) until its demise in 1992. It includes meeting minutes, for both CWMA and WIC, and administrative documents on human resources planning and day-to-day log books. It also contains financial documents such as accounting books and bank accounts, as well as correspondence and project/funding proposals. Also included are resources such as newspaper clippings and articles on various subjects, listed alphabetically, which were used as a reference by the members of CWMA.

Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA)

Branching Out fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-038
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1982
This fonds contains mostly textual documents but also some photographs and scrapbooks. It includes the administrative documents of the magazine such as minutes, reports, mailing lists, and guidelines for the organization. It also includes documents relating to editorial development, manuscript submissions and correspondence with authors, correspondence with other organizations and involvement in conferences and workshops. Sharon Batt, editor of Branching Out was also on the board of Canadian Periodical Publishers' Association and involved in the Writers' Guild of Alberta and so as a result some documents relating to these organizations are also included.

Branching Out

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)

Elizabeth Shepherd fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-043
  • Fonds
  • [198-]-2002
This fonds consists of records related to Elizabeth Shepherd's involvement in organizations and groups who advocated for the prevention of violence against women. It contains records related to her activities as part of Women's Action Coalition, in particular, her actions with other groups to obtain justice for Gabriela Montans and her children. She was involved with METRAC and the records illustrate the interest she had in legal actions for women. The fonds contains records related to her political engagement against APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation), her commitment to the UNIFEM's International Campaign in 1993, the "Women Building Peace: From Village Council to the Negotiating Table" campaign in 1999, and her participation in the Voice of Women's Conference "Moving Forward: Women, Peace and Human Rights" held in 1992. It also contains her collection of articles, pamphlets and newspaper clippings on women's issues, mostly about legal actions and events in Canada, and violence against women.

Shepherd, Elizabeth

Fireweed fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-047
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1999

This fonds consists of administrative documents such as policies, meeting notes, and transitional documents. It also includes financial documents, correspondence, and organizational documents. Also included are submissions, correspondence, and drafts for individual issues of the journal.

This fonds provides insight into the organization of a feminist collective in Toronto during the late 1970s until the early 1990s. It reflects the different stages of a feminist publication at this time, the cycle of securing funding and internal struggles in terms of creative direction and political aims.

Fireweed

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.

Fonds Réseau des femmes de Montréal/Montreal Women's Network fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-005
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1993
This fonds is composed mainly of textual records; the administrative records of the Montreal Women's Network, and pamphlets/brochures relating to women's groups or issues. The records are arranged according to six series; Minutes, Administration, Financial Records, Publicity/newsletter, Correspondence, and Women's groups and issues.

Montreal Women's Network

Helen Lenskyj fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-140
  • Fonds
  • 1979-[2000]
The materials contained in this fonds give an insight of Toronto women’s movement activities in the 1970 to the 1990s. Since the 1970s, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj was involved in several community activist groups. The fonds reflects her commitment to the Feminist Party of Canada at the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s. She taught at the University of Toronto between 1986 and 2007. This fonds emphasizes her work on sexual harassment prevention at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (O.I.S.E.), and her involvement with the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), mostly with the subcommittee that she coordinated, which investigated a free-standing women’s studies program. This fonds is also composed of a collection of various posters on women’s issues in the 1970s to the 1990s.

Lenskyj, Helen

Judith Lermer Crawley Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-139
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2013
"This fonds includes textual records and photographic works related to the artistic work of Judith Lemer Crawley. It offers a complete overview of the artist's artistic production. All of Judith Lemer Crawley's exhibition projects or those in which she has participated are represented. The fonds contains photographs taken by the artist from the late 1970s to the 2000s. The photographic material includes prints (framed or unframed) with dimensions ranging from 20 x 24'' to 8 x 10''. Thus, this fonds reveals the evolution of Judith Lemer Crawley's artistic career, from her first photographic experiences to her most recent shots.
The fonds is divided in four series. The first series contains records related to Judith Crawley's exhibitions: Pre-Relations (1979), Relations (1981), You Can’t Hug Kids with Nuclear Arms (1986), Giving Birth is Just the Beginnings: Women Speaks About Mothering (1985, 1986), One in Five… (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998), The 50s (1997), About Auschwitz (2003, 2004, 2005, 2010), Women’s Daybook Series (2006), Women and Landscape (the silver prints kept in this fonds were printed in Banff in 2014 but never exposed).
The second series consists of records related to group exhibitions in which some Judith Crawley's photographs were exposed: Little Shop Gallery Exhibit (1981), Urbanité (2001), and other group exhibits.
The third series includes documents related to various activities in which Judith Lemer Crawley participated, such as conferences, workshops, events, publications. Some documents are also related to her teaching duties at Vanier College in Montreal. The series also includes photographs arranged by subject (the subjects having been determined by Judith Lemer Crawley herself). At the end of the series, photographs by artists other than Judith Lemer Crawley, such as Michel Campeau and Pamela Harris, are inventoried.
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Ce fonds comprend des documents textuels et des œuvres photographiques reliés au travail artistique de Judith Lemer Crawley. Il offre un panorama complet de la production artistique de l’artiste. L’ensemble des projets d’expositions réalisés par Judith Lemer Crawley ou auxquels elle a participé, y sont représentés. Le fonds contient des prises de vue réalisées par l’artiste depuis la fin des années 1970 jusqu’aux années 2000. Le matériel photographique comprend des impressions (encadrées ou non) dont les dimensions sont comprises entre 20 x 24’’ et 8 x 10’’. Ainsi, ce fonds dévoile l’évolution de la carrière artistique de Judith Lemer Crawley, de ses premières expériences photographiques à ses plus récentes prises de vue.
Le fonds est divisé en quatre séries. La première série contient des documents relatifs aux projets d’expositions réalisés par Judith Lemer Crawley : Pre-Relations (1979), Relations (1981), You Can't Hug Kids with Nuclear Arms (1986), Giving Birth is Just the Beginnings : Women Speaks About Mothering (1985, 1986), One in Five... (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998), The 50s/La Cinquantaire (1997), About Auschwitz (2003, 2004, 2005, 2010), Women's Daybook Series (2006), Women and Landscape (les épreuves conservées dans ce fonds ont été publiées à Banff en 2014 mais jamais exposées).
La deuxième série est constituée de documents relatifs à des expositions collectives dans lesquelles certaines photographies de Judith Lemer Crawley ont été exposées : Exposition Little Shop Gallery (1981), Urbanité (2001), et autres expositions de groupe.
La troisième série comprend des documents relatifs à diverses activités auxquelles Judith Lemer Crawley a participé, tels que des conférences, des ateliers, des événements, des publications. Certains documents sont également liés à ses fonctions d'enseignante au Collège Vanier à Montréal. La série comprend aussi des photographies classées par sujets (les sujets ayant été déterminés par Judith Lemer Crawley elle-même). A la fin de la série, sont inventoriées des photographies réalisées par d’autres artistes que Judith Lemer Crawley, tels que Michel Campeau et Pamela Harris.

Lermer Crawley, Judith

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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