Fonds 10-183 - Ottawa Women's Lobby (OWL) fonds

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Ottawa Women's Lobby (OWL) fonds

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CA ON0034 10-183

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  • 1978-1983 (Publication)
  • [Photocopied after 1977? (originals 1970-1977)] (Reproduction)
  • 1975-[2007?] (Creation)
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    Ottawa Women's Lobby (OWL)

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9.3 cm of textual records
1 drawing : hand-drawn map ; 0.01 cm
57 photographs : col. ; 10.1 x 14.9 and 14.9 x 10.1 cm or smaller

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(1977-[199-])

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The Ottawa Women’s Lobby (OWL) was a feminist advocacy organization founded as a member group of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) by Shirley Greenberg in 1977. OWL lobbied the municipal, provincial and federal governments to fight for equality for women in all aspects of Canadian life. The organization consisted of women from various occupations and backgrounds. In addition to Shirley Greenberg, the members of OWL throughout the group's founding/early years (1970s) consisted of: Kay Marshall, Lynn Kaye, Rosemary Billings, Diana Pepall, Mary Ambrose, Pat Hacker, John Baglow, Carole Swan, Helene Doyon, Sheila Klein, and Monica Townson. OWL remained active until the 1990's, but past members continue to hold semi-annual social meetings, which facilitate spirited debates.

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Fonds consists of briefs, statements, press releases, brochures, correspondence, minutes, agendas, pamphlets, photographs, clippings, print-outs of Wikipedia and Encyclopedia pages, and various other materials pertaining to the activities of the Ottawa Women's Lobby (OWL). The fonds is divided into three series: Public Statements, Operations and Administration, and Photographs, Clippings, and Print-outs.

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