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Mattie Rotenberg fonds
This fonds consists of scripts for radio commentaries prepared and broadcast by Dr. Rotenberg over CBC between 1939 and 1964, reflecting her concern about the status of women, as well as her interests in science, education, social welfare and foreign affairs.
Mattie Rotenberg (née Levi) was born in Toronto and educated at the University of Toronto obtaining a Ph.D. in mathematics and physics. She worked as a demonstrator in the university’s physics laboratory from 1939 to 1968. In 1939, Dr. Rotenberg began to make freelance public affairs broadcasts over CBC radio on a program for women which came to be known as Trans-Canada Matinee. Her radio work was honoured in 1945 when she won the Memorial Award Competition held by the Canadian Women’s Press Club for a radio broadcast entitled “The Post-War Woman”, a copy of the broadcast is found in volume 1 of this collection.