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Pamela Andrews collection

  • CA ON0034 10-067
  • Fonds
  • [198- ?]-2000
This collection consists of various documents collected by Pamela Andrews and related to the feminist movement. It contains pamphlets, a brochure, programs of a benefit concert, of a workshop theatre productions and other materials from various organizations including the Assaulted Women’s Hotline, the DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) and the Midwifery Task Group. It also includes photocopied press clippings related to the Direct Action Group’s statements of resistance regarding the Litton bombing and 14 buttons from organizations pertaining mostly to women’s rights and issues such as health, birth control and abortion.

Andrews, Pamela

Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-037
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1996

The OISE fonds (1890-1996) reflects the research initiatives and resources of the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education. The fonds mainly consists of research material accrued by Pat Stanton for the book-length work: "Speak With Their Own Voices: A Documentary History of the Federation of Women Teachers’ Associations of Ontario and the Women Elementary Public School Teachers of Ontario." The material documents archival sources, as well as oral history interviews and questionnaires from retired teachers.

The fonds contains a limited amount of publications that were available within the OISE Women's Resource Centre. This material includes pamphlets and brochures for events and workshops, as well as educational kits that were developed for high school and college students.

Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

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

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)

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

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)

Helen Levine fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-006
  • Fonds
  • 1931-2018

The Helen Levine fonds, 1931-2018, documents Helen Levine’s activities within the women's movement, as well as her social work and teaching career at the School of Social Work of Carleton University. The fonds illustrates Helen Levine’s implementation of a feminist perspective into school curricula.

The fonds also reflects Helen Levine's advocacy and social work practice. The fonds features conference and workshop programs as well as administrative records, news clippings, and resource materials. The advocacy records show Helen Levine's community work and her involvement in issues such as motherhood, friendship, violence against women, and women's rights. The fonds also contains Helen Levine's published works and personal correspondence.

Levine, Helen

Lois Bédard fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-181
  • Fonds
  • 1949-2005

The Lois Bédard fonds reflects Bédard’s advocacy for women’s rights, as well as her professional involvement in the women’s union organization, Organized Working Women. The fonds focusses on administrative records from Organized Working Women, including Lois Bédard’s correspondence and executive reports from her time serving on the organization executive council in the early 1980s, until her resignation as president, in 1986.

The fonds reflects Lois Bédard’s efforts to lobby government and organizations to promote women’s equality. The fonds includes briefs, petitions, letters to government, and notices promoting equal pay for work of equal value, as well as women's reproductive rights, and their right to universal day care.

Bédard, Lois

Monique Frize fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-123
  • Fonds
  • [195-]-2018

Ce fonds offre un panorama complet sur la formation universitaire et l’évolution de la carrière professionnelle de Monique Frize en tant qu’ingénieure, professeure et chercheuse. Il met en lumière ses champs d’intérêts et d’expertise, ses projets de recherches et ses réalisations.

Le fonds documente les premières recherches de Monique Frize en génie biomédical lors de sa carrière d’ingénieure exercée dans les hôpitaux dans les années 70 et 80. Il fournit notamment des informations sur son implication dans l’International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) dans les années 80, notamment dans son groupe de travail et sa division spécialisés dans l’ingénierie clinique. Le fonds témoigne des activités de Monique Frize à titre de présidente de la Chaire nationale Northern Telecom/CRSNG sur les femmes en génie à l'Université du Nouveau-Brunswick (1989-1997). Il fournit de l'information sur les fonctions, les activités et les projets déployés par le Comité canadien des femmes en génie (CCWE) (1990-1995). Le fonds met également en lumière les activités de Monique Frize en tant que titulaire de la Chaire conjointe CRSNG/Nortel pour les femmes en sciences et en génie de l’Ontario (1997-2002). Les documents illustrent d’autre part ses fonctions reliées à son poste de professeur au Department of Systems and Computer Engineering de l'Université Carleton, et à l’École d'ingénierie et de technologie de l'information de l'Université d'Ottawa. Les documents relatifs à la carrière universitaire de Monique Frize comprennent des rapports, des dossiers administratifs, de la correspondance, des articles et des comptes rendus de conférences, des descriptions de projets de recherche et des demandes de subventions. Les dossiers illustre la collaboration de Monique Frize avec différents chercheurs et étudiants, sa participation à divers comités scientifiques et professionnels, ses recherches en génie biomédical, ainsi que ses recherches sur les femmes en sciences et en génie.

Le fonds témoigne du dévouement de Monique Frize pour la cause des femmes, en particulier pour les femmes faisant carrière ou souhaitant faire carrière en sciences et en génie. Les documents conservés démontrent son implication dans des organisations ou des projets promouvant les femmes en sciences et en génie, les incitant à se démarquer dans ces domaines. Le fonds comprend des ressources documentaires sur des organisations fédérales, des associations et comités nationaux et internationaux, des universités et des écoles ayant développés des programmes promouvant l’intégration des femmes et des filles en sciences et en génie. Monique Frize était membre de l'organisation WISE et les dossiers reflètent le soutien qu'elle apporta à titre de présidente au chapitre WISE d'Ottawa-Carleton et à la section étudiante d'Ottawa. Certains dossiers documentent également sa participation aux activités, à la collecte de fonds et à la promotion du programme Pathmakers d'Ottawa-Carleton. Une section du fonds comprend des documents relatifs à la création et au développement de l’International Network of women engineers and scientists (INWES) dont Monique Frize fut l’un des membres fondateurs et présidente de 2002 à 2008. Cette section contient également de documents relatifs à l’INWES Education Research Institute (ERI), dont Monique Frize est également l’une des fondatrices et présidente depuis 2007.

Monique Frize a publié plusieurs ouvrages. Le fonds contient diverses versions de manuscrits et de ressources documentaires utilisées notamment pour l’écriture des livres The Bold and the Brave : A history of women in science and engineering (2009) et Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe (2013).

La plupart des documents d'archives se présentent sous la forme de documents textuels. Cependant, le fonds comprend également un grand nombre d’enregistrements sonores et de vidéos qui documentent des entrevues avec Monique Frize, des discours, des conférences, et certaines de ses réalisations. Des attestations, des certificats, des plaques, et des photographies, parfois encadrées, illustrent les nombreux prix et distinctions reçus par Monique Frize au cours de sa carrière.
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This fonds offers an insight into Monique Frize’s education, career development as a biomedical engineer, professional activities as a professor, and on her research fields of interest and expertise.

The fonds documents Frize’s earlier research in Clinical Engineering during her career as biomedical engineer in hospitals. It provides information on Frize’s involvement in the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) in the 1980s, especially in its Clinical Engineering working group and division. The fonds reports Monique Frize’s activities as chair holder of the national Northern Telecom/NSERC Chair on women in Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (1989-1997). It provides information on the Canadian Committee on Women in Engineering’s (CCWE) function, activities and researches (1990-1995). Furthermore, the fonds gives a highlight on Monique Frize’s activities as chair holder of Ontario NSERC/Nortel joint chair for women in science and engineering (1997-2002). It documents also her position as Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, in the School of Information Technology and Engineering at the University of Ottawa. The records related to Frize’s academic career consist of reports, administrative records, correspondence, papers and conference proceedings, research project descriptions, grant applications. The files are related to collaboration with researchers and students, involvement in various scientific and professional committees, researches in biomedical engineering, researches on women in science and engineering.

The fonds higlights Monique Frize’s dedication to support women and girls to pursue a career in non-traditional fields, more specifically in the areas of sciences and engineering. It includes resource materials on federal organisation, national and international associations and committees, universities and schools programs involved in the promotion of women in science and engineering. Monique Frize was member of the WISE organisation and records reflect the support she provides as chair holder to the Ottawa-Carleton WISE Chapter and the Ottawa Student Branch. Some files documents also her involvement in the Ottawa-Carleton Pathmakers program’s activities, fundraising and promotion. As a founding member and president (2002-2008) of International Network of women engineers and scientists (INWES), Monique Frize produced and received organizational documents kept in this fonds. Records from INWES Education Research Institute attest also of her involvement in the creation of the Institute, and of her activities as president.

Monique Frize published several books. The fonds contains various versions of manuscripts and resource materials mostly for the publication of the books The Bold and The Brave: A history of women in science and engineering (2009) and Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europe (2013).

Most of the archival material are in the form of textual records, but it also includes a large number of audio and video tapes that documented interviews with Monique Frize, speeches, conferences and products that she had created. Certificates, award plaques and framed photographs illustrate many awards and distinctions received by Monique Frize during her career.

Frize, Monique

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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