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Sylvia Spring Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-182
  • Fonds
  • 1969-[201-]
The fonds consists of various materials related to Sylvia Spring's involvement as an activist, filmmaker, and conference speaker. It contains various types of textual, graphic, audio and video documents. It is divided into six series. The first series contains various material related to women’s issues. It includes posters, buttons, and stamps collections. The second series shows Sylvia Spring's various interventions in national and international conferences. The third series contains publications as comic books, dealing with topics related to women and the law, which texts were written by Sylvia Spring. The fourth series consists of records related to Sylvia Spring’s involvement to improve representation of women in the media. It reflects her implication in the MediaWatch organisation. The fifth series highlights Sylvia Spring’s films and productions as “Madeleine is…” (1969-1971), “Breaking the Silence. Stories from Aids Activists” (1996), “20th Century Gals (According to Babe)” (2000). It includes photographs of her meetings with different women filmmakers. The sixth series contains materials collected by Sylvia Spring on issues related to violence against women and includes Sylvia Spring’s documentaries on “Razor's Edge. The Controversy of Female Genital Mutilation” (2005) and “Our bodies… their battleground. Gender Based Violence During Conflict” (2004).

Sylvia Spring

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

Toby Brooks fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-141
  • Fonds
  • 1974, [1978]-9 January 1992
The fonds consists of records related to Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH), and specifically to the Regional Coordinating Committee to end Violence Against Women. It includes records related to communication between Ottawa Interval House and Ottawa Police, and also communication between (OAITH) and the Ontario Police Commission. This fonds highlights the efforts made to advocate change in the legal process to end violence against women as well as police intervention regarding domestic violence in the 1980s.

Brooks, Toby

Toronto Wages for Housework Committee fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-008
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1986, predominant 1973-1986
The Toronto Wages For Housework Committee (WFH) fonds contains mostly textual documents, two posters and one group of photograph negatives. It contains WFH administrative documents as well as flyers, speeches, pamphlets, and correspondence with related organizations such as Wages Due Lesbians, Women Against Rape, Family Benefits Working Group, and Wages For Housework groups in Canada and internationally. Also included are newspaper clippings which illustrate the Wages for Housework campaign during the 1970s.

Toronto Wages for Housework Committee

University Women's Club of Ottawa / Canadian Federation of University Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-119
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2018
The fonds consists of the University Women Club of Ottawa (1910-1991) and the Canadian Federation of University Women of Ottawa (1991-to now) organisational records. The fonds is divided into eight series. The first five series consist of documents related to the Club's administration, membership, activities, and involvements. They contain meeting minutes and agendas, reports, correspondence, programs, scrapbooks, photographs, banners, and a justice hammer. The last three series consist of documents related to CFUW-O administration, membership, activities, and involvements. They contain correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, programs, and include presidents’ records. The last series is related to the Scholarship Trust Fund (STF). It contains correspondence, meeting minutes and agenda, and includes STF chair presidents’ records.

Canadian Federation of University Women of Ottawa

Valerie Overend collection

  • CA ON0034 10-132
  • Collection
  • [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

Verna Rowena Conant fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-010
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1984
This fonds consists of scrapbooks created by Verna Rowena Conant (Mrs. Gordon D. Conant) regarding the history of women in Ontario during the 20th century. They document facts and historical events focusing on women in Canada, including the "Voice of Women", the Women’s Canadian Club, the Princess Alice Foundation, Canadian Women’s Voluntary Services, National Council of Women Provincial and Local and Women at War.

Conant, Verna Rowena (Smith) (1888-1992)

Victoria Rape Relief Society fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-040
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1989, predominant 1974-1983
The Victoria Rape Relief Society fonds offers insight into the structure and activities of the first Rape Crisis Centre in Victoria. The fonds contains only records from the original Victoria Rape Crisis Centre, also named the Victoria Rape Relief Society. It contains administrative records, correspondence, records related to education and telephone counselling activities, cooperation records with other external organisations, and regional rape crisis centres records.

Victoria Rape Relief Society

Voice of Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-091
  • Fonds
  • 1 January 1967-12 December 1970

This fonds consists of documents related to the work of Voice of Women/La voix des femmes in the late 1960s and early 1970s to protest against the chemical and biological warfare research being done at the military facility Defence Research Establishment in Suffield, Alberta.

The fonds contains press releases, clippings, articles correspondence and a speech. It also contains a type writer used by Voice of Women during that period.

Voice of Women

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