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.
The fonds consists of diaries, agendas, correspondence, memorabilia and other records that document the life of Lou Nelson, particularly her activities as a feminist activist in the Vancouver feminist movement and with the Press Gang. The fonds is divided into five series: Diaries, Agendas, Correspondence, Subject Files, and Memorabilia.
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)
Fonds consists of records documenting the work of Ashley Turner as an activist, front line worker, author and President of JEWELS, a sanctuary organization. Topics include domestic violence, sexual assault, sanctuaries for women and children escaping abuse, the criminal justice system, incest and child abuse among other topics. There are also records related to training for front line workers helping victims. Many of these records belonged to Lynn Hamilton.
This fonds consists of documents relating to professor Emanuel Böhm's literary career, work, interests and collection of reading material on various subjects, among others, St. Cyril and Methodius, religion, Hungarian history, Czechoslovak politics, Slovak stories and chronicles and the artist Gustáv Mallý. It contains books, periodicals, pamphlets, articles, a letter and a partial list of donors.
These records offer information relevant to the Women’s March Against Poverty in June 1996, and the World March of Women in 2000. Material in this collection dates from October 1995 through to 2000. The papers were compiled by the head office of the Canadian Labour Congress, as well as local offices throughout the region. The records reflect all organizing strategies which took place prior to the marches, as well as the organization of the marches, and organization of post-march activities and events. Records include print and non-print items, including textual records, photographs, and posters.
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.
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.
This collection consists of various documents collected by Pamela Andrews and related to the feminist movement. It contains pamphlets, a brochure, programs of a benefit concert, of a workshop theatre productions and other materials from various organizations including the Assaulted Women’s Hotline, the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) and the Midwifery Task Group. It also includes photocopied press clippings related to the Direct Action Group’s statements of resistance regarding the Litton bombing and 14 buttons from organizations pertaining mostly to women’s rights and issues such as health, birth control and abortion.