Collection 10-014 - Nellie Langford Rowell Library collection

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Nellie Langford Rowell Library collection

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  • Multiple media

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CA ON0034 10-014

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  • [1955]-[200?] (Creation)
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    Nellie Langford Rowell Library collection

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Physical description

2.37 m of textual records
2 photographs : col.
2 photographs : b&w
153 prints : 151 posters, 2 proofs
1 videocassette
1 magnetic tape

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Name of creator

(1969-)

Administrative history

The Nellie Langford Rowell Library began its existence in 1969 with the collections of documents by the radical feminist group Toronto New Feminists. This group disbanded in 1973 and its library collection was moved the Women's Place on Dupont Street in Toronto. Afterwards, the collection was handed over to the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Metropolitan Toronto on Birth Street.
Upon Birch Street's Y's closure, the documents were put in storage. Joanna Stuckley, the library's first organizer, a faculty member and an advisor to the President on the Status of Women at York's University, was able to arrange for the library to be moved to York University as the York-YWCA Collection. York University has provided a budget to cover one third of its library expenses. In 1985, 1987 and 1994, a donation by Mary Coyne Rowell, through the Jackman Foundation, enabled Founder's College to establish the library on a permanent basis. The library was renamed to honour Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman's mother, Nellie Langford Rowell.

Custodial history

These records were donated to the Women's Movement Archives at the University of Ottawa Archives and Special Collections between 1993 and 1997.

Scope and content

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.

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  • English
  • French

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  • Latin

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Periodicals and books have been integrated into the Women's Movement Archives periodical and monograph collections.

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https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q102076401

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CA

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ON0034

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RAD

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Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised in January 2019

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