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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

Second Wave Feminism Oral History collection

  • CA ON0034 10-106
  • Fonds
  • 2007-2012
Fonds contains records and interviews relating to the gathering of oral history interviews across Canada for the Second Wave Archival Project. Items include audio oral history interviews, transcripts for interviews conducted in Ontario, descriptive metadata spreadsheets and administrative documents.

Second Wave Feminism Oral History Collection

Montreal Health Press fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-093
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2003

The Montreal Health Press fonds reflects the operations of a small, volunteer-run feminist collective, focussed on disseminating information on health and sexuality. The fonds documents the steps involved in print book production: it includes authors’ draft chapters, interview schedules and author contracts.

The records also reflect the collective's extensive promotional activities, including fund-raising programs, reviews of handbooks, promotional articles and anniversary-year publicity. Letters of support from subscribers testify to the publications’ impact on individual lives and sexual health. The fonds also shows the extensive orders and invoices for handbooks from North American health clinics and organizations.

The photographs and drawings reflect the work of numerous artists. Medical drawings–in ink, pencil and graphite–provide detail on sexual health and anatomy. The photographs represent individuals, couples, and groups of different ethnicity, ages and sexual orientation.

Montreal Health Press

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

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-088
  • Fonds
  • 1 January 1970-31 December 1982
The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre Foundation fonds offers insight into the structure and activities of the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre serving the Ottawa-Hull area. It contains records of the centre's early years of operation. The fonds contain administrative records, correspondence, meeting minutes and supporting documents, workshops, presentations, and training materials, articles, reports and other documents.

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

Advocates for Community-Based Training-Education for Women (ACTEW) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-087
  • Fonds
  • 1 December 1985-31 December 2008
This fonds is comprised of textual records related to Advocates for Community-Based Training-Education for Women. It mainly reflects ACTEW's administration, organizing strategy, meeting minutes, grant applications, correspondence, and publications.

Advocates for Community-based Training and Education for Women (ACTEW)

Feminist Party of Canada fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-084
  • Fonds
  • [1970]-1982, 1984
Fonds consists of a variety of records pertaining the Feminist Party of Canada, along with affiliated groups and events, such as flyers, pamphlets, applications for funds, correspondence, newsletters, published materials, reports, and other textual records. The fonds also consists of stickers, buttons and rubber stamps featuring the Party's name. The fonds is divided into eleven series, including: Women’s Centres and Educational Material, Women and the Law, Correspondence and Announcements, Status of Women, Redlight Theatre Records, Records relating to the Establishment and Principles of the Feminist Party of Canada, Conference on Canadian Women and the Constitution, Outreach and Promotional Material, Newsletters, Publications and Miscellaneous.

Feminist Party of Canada

Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-082
  • Fonds
  • 1973-[1994?]
Fonds consists primarily of reports and briefs, but also includes agendas, proposals, memos, newsletters, correspondence, news releases, background papers, booklets, pamphlets, and other material pertaining to the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women. The fonds is divided into three series: CACSW Reports / Briefs, Women’s Conference, and Posters.

Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Redlight Theatre fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-078
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1980, predominant 1974-1977
This fonds consists of records related to the Redlight Theatre's performances and day-to-day operations. It is composed mainly of textual records and photographs. It contains a scrapbook that documents the Theatre's achievements. This fonds is organized according to six series: Administrative, Publicity and Reviews, International Women's Year Tour, Script Submissions and Correspondence, Research and Draft Plays, and Feminist and Theatre Periodicals and Publications.

Redlight Theatre

Women in Trades (WIT) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-076
  • Fonds
  • 1977-[199-]
This fonds provides insight into how women in non-traditional work were coping in the 1980s in the Toronto area. The records show how the women in this organization struggled to have their voice heard in the federal and provincial arena. There are significant federal and provincial correspondence that highlights the issues of pay equity, child care legislation and Canadian Human rights actions. The records include correspondence, membership and funding records as well as reports, conference material and newsletters. There are also photographs showing women working in trades.

Women in Trades (WIT)

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