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Collection - Girls and Young Women Programs

This series consists of documents which are related to encouraging girls and young women into non-traditional fields such as trades and technology. This includes educational resources on instruction of young girls and women as well as reports on how more of this target audience can be reached. It includes manuals, workbooks, posters, and audiovisual material.

Valerie Overend Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-132
  • Fonds
  • [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

Why would a girl go into Medicine ?

This file contains a guide for women. "A survey of discrimination against women in United States medical schools. Written to inform and encourage women medical students of the past, present, and future, and to promote radical change in medical education and in the care of patients." Campbell, Margaret A., Why Would A Girl Go Into Medicine ?, New York, The Feminist Press, 1973.

Life Options for Young Women

This file contains a life option workbook, created by the Women’s Division of the Saskatchewan's Department of Labour. This workbook contains five sections to be worked through by the reader and this sections concern personal inventory, decision making, goals, myths and post-secondary training.
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