The fonds consists of records related to the activities of the National Association of Women and the Law, its Steering Committee and Caucus'. Records are related to NAWL publications, conferences, administration, history and various issues. The fonds is broken down into nine series.
The series consists of copies of briefs, addresses, and papers written and prepared by/for the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) and its regional caucuses (groups), and by its members. The series includes copies of NAWL publications that were available for purchase. Note that many of the briefs in this series were written for and presented at the NAWL biennial conferences or at workshops. The series also contains papers collected by NAWL on various legal issues.
The Toronto Branch: Administrative records series documents the organization’s administrative activities during two separate phases of its operations, between 198-1989 and 1996-2006. The series contains minutes of meetings as well as correspondence generated from its letter-writing campaigns, relating to pacifism and nuclear disarmament. Restrictions apply to correspondence with identifiable personal information.
The series consists of records of the NAWL Charitable Trust . The Trust, as a registered charity, was established in 1983 to complement NAWL’s advocacy work. It's mandate includes undertaking research and education on legal issues concerning all aspects of the social, economic and political life of Canadian women. It assists in the protection of women’s civil rights and liberties by charitable means, as well as in the relief of poverty. Records in this series include trust meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, trustee lists, etc.