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Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA) collection

  • CA ON0034 10-001
  • Collection
  • 1905-2014, predominant 1960-2014
This fonds contains records in various formats; including original organizational records, posters, buttons, t-shirts, flyers, publications, etc., from more than 2,000 Canadian women’s organizations, conferences and individuals. The records date from 1960 up until the mid-1990s and were collected by the Collective of the Canadian Women's Movement Archives.

Canadian Women's Movement Archives (CWMA)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

Nancy Ruth fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-112
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2019, predominant 1970-2019
This fonds contains documents relating the life and work of Senator Nancy Ruth. It includes personal correspondence, cards, and photographs. It also contains documents relating to her work as a social activist, and later as a Senator, such as speech drafts, conference documents, and documents showing participation in events. There are secondary sources of background material such as reports, briefings and newspaper clippings related to areas of concern for Nancy Ruth such as women’s equality and ending violence against women, among others. There are documents relating to charities and foundations that were either founded or supported by Nancy Ruth, including administrative documents such as correspondence and applications for funding. Finally, there are many artifacts such as t-shirts, banners, buttons, posters, stamps, a collection of VHS, and personal mementos.

Nancy Ruth

Nellie Langford Rowell Library collection

  • CA ON0034 10-014
  • Collection
  • [1955]-[200?]
This collection consists of documents related to the membership and resource material held at York University's Nellie Langford Rowell Library. This collection includes documents collected by the Library staff on women's organizations, publication houses, individuals and subjects detailing activities, meetings and events. It contains correspondence, membership cards, meetings' minutes, agendas, reports, booklets, leaflets, flyers, donations and subscription forms, black and white and colour photographs, posters, buttons, the videotape Don't give us military solutions! by Voice of Women, the tape Feminism as a political movement by Juliet Mitchell, magazines, articles, newspaper clippings and notes.

Nellie Langford Rowell Library collection

Lou Nelson fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-034
  • Fonds
  • 1958-2000
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.

Nelson, Lou

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