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Women's World Congress / Caroline Andrew fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-018
  • Fonds
  • 2005-2017

The fonds consists of records related mainly to the organization and planning of the 2011 Women's World Congress held at the University of Ottawa, co-chaired by Professor Caroline Andrew. Records relate to funding and financial support, financial auditing, and planning and include meeting minutes, reports, correspondence etc. Included also are handouts from the congress, final reports and summary documents from after the congress was held. The fonds also contains some records related to prior and subsequent Women's World Congresses.

The Women’s Worlds congress was the first world-wide interdisciplinary gathering to focus on research pertaining to women’s issues and started in 1981. WW takes place every three years in a different part of the world.

Andrew, Caroline

Bold Print fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-019
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2005, predominant 1985-1995
This fonds consists of mostly textual and graphic records relating to Bold Print book store. The documents include administrative records of the book store, collaborations with authors, feminist book catalogues, photographs of author readings, T-shirts, and publicity material for other special events. This fonds provides insight into the daily activities of a feminist book store in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Bold Print Inc.

Ottawa Women's Place fonds/Fonds Place aux Femmes

  • CA ON0034 10-020
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1999, predominant 1970-1991
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.

Ottawa Women's Place / Place aux Femmes

Emma Joy (Reeves) Crone fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-021
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2002
The fonds consists of documents related to the friendship between Emma Joy Crone and the writer and feminist Gert Beadle, whom Crone considered as a mentor. It contains poetry and draft texts by Gert Beadle, personal correspondence, and photographs.

Crone, Emma Joy

World Inter-Action Mondiale fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-022
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1996
This fonds is composed of textual records. It contains documents relating to women in international development groups. It also contains documents relating to feminist theatre groups performing in Canada and Jamaica. The documents include publicity material, project proposals, reports, and correspondence.

World Inter-Action Mondiale

National Action Committee on the Status of Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-024
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-2000
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)

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)

Dawna Gallagher-Moore fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-026
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1994
This fonds consists of records related to Dawna Gallagher's cartoons presented in exhibitions, or published on postcards, in books, booklets, and periodicals in the 80s. This fonds provides a picture of a period of Dawna Gallagher's career as cartoonist. A lot of cartoons are related to the women's issues, illustrating women's movement positions in the 80s, mostly in Halifax and Toronto.

Gallagher, Dawna

Wages Due Lesbians fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-027
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1984, predominant 1973-1984
The Wages Due Lesbians fonds contains mostly textual records and one poster. It contains administrative documents as well as reports on conferences, speeches from demonstrations, correspondence with related organizations, summaries and reports on child custody cases, as well as articles and newspaper clippings.

Wages Due Lesbians

Business and Professional Women's Club of Ottawa fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-028
  • Fonds
  • [193-?]-1996
This fonds consists of documents relating to the Business and Professional Women's Club of Ottawa (BPWCO)'s administration, committees, finances, events such as Biennial Conventions, Annual Provincial Conferences, programs and workshops, views on various women's issues such as minimum wage, equality and abortion. It contains mostly textual material such as correspondence, speeches, procedures, publications, reports, budgets, and newspaper clippings, in addition to some photographs and certificates.

Business and Professional Women's Clubs of Ottawa (BWCPO)

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