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Archival Collections: Women's Studies Collections


The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections has acquired a number of manuscript and university collections related to the study of this discipline. The collections represented on these pages were chosen for the value of their information on the history and significance of women in all facets of society. Some collections have direct and immediately apparent relevance while others are connected more peripherally to Women's Studies.

  • Agriculture and Home Economics Faculty Women's Club fonds
    • minute books detailing women's lifestyles and activities at the University of Manitoba
  • Nadine Boulay fonds
    • thesis material pertaining to female gender and sexuality
  • Charles William Gordon fonds
    • Social Service and Evangelism series: records pertaining to women in the workforce
  • E. Cora Hind fonds
    • records pertaining to one of the first female writers (and agriculture editor) of the Manitoba Free Press, a champion of women's suffrage, and a strong supporter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Political Equality League
  • Faculty of Human Ecology fonds
    • records of the Faculty of Human Ecology that has historically been predominantly oriented towards women and the issues facing women
  • Margaret Konantz fonds
    • records pertaining to the Women's Volunteer Service during the Second World War
  • Irene Knysh fonds
    • articles, research material, and photographs pertaining to her writings on the Ukrainian women's movement in Canada and America
  • Charles Ernest L'ami fonds
    • correspondence with the Canadian Women's Press Club and the Women's Association within the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
  • Betty Nordrum fonds
    • textual records in the form of published documents, correspondence, and working papers reflective of Nordrum's involvement with women's organizations and activities.
  • Sally Papso fonds 
    • transcripts and tape summaries of the oral history project titled "Born Between the Wars: Growing up Lesbian in Manitoba Before and After WW II."
  • Gordon Ritchie fonds
    • speeches and departmental/subject/constituency files pertaining to abortion
  • Nan Shipley fonds
    • correspondence with individuals involved with the Royal Commission on the Status of Women and the Business, Professional Women's Club of Winnipeg, and the Women's Advertising and Sales Club
  • Berenice Sisler fonds
    • records pertaining to family law and the legal status of women
  • Craig Stewart fonds
    • departmental, subject, and constituency files pertaining to abortion, Western Manitoba Guidance and Counselling Services, Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, and family planning
  • United Grain Growers fonds
    • records pertaining to the Women's Section of the Canadian Council of Agriculture, First Meeting of the Interprovincial Council of Women, the International Council of Women, National Council of Women, the United Farm Women of Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, and the Women's Section of the United Farmers of Quebec
  • Winnipeg Tribune fonds
    • newspaper clippings and photographs titled Women (1957-1980), Women Against Rising Prices (1979), Women in Trade Association (1978-1980), Women's Advertising and Sales Club of Winnipeg (1949-1977), Women's Christian Temperance Union (1949-1980), Women's Club (1969-1980), Women's Institute (1950-1980), Women's Model Parliament (1978-1980), Women's Musical Club (1950-1980), Women's Network (1980), and Women's Tribute (1939-1978)  

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