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Maureen Trotter fonds
CA QUE 2022.0035 · Fonds · 1977-2020

Fonds consists of records created or received by Maureen Trotter through her work for the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre, the Amata Transition House Society, the National Action Committee for the Status of Women, and other local advocacy campaigns and community projects. Records include organizational correspondence, lobbying correspondence, meeting minutes, financial statements, operational notes and manuals, internal policies, photocopied journal articles, literature reviews, research notes, grant proposals, government reports, strategic plans, campaign brochures, talking notes, petitions, newsletters, programming schedules, and contact information lists. Interspersed within the records are copies of newspaper and magazine articles documenting each of these organization's achievements.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into 6 series.
• Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre records (series 1)
• Amata Transition House Society records (series 2)
• National Action Committee on the Status of Women records (series 3)
• Quesnel child apprehension issue records (series 4)
• Records of other local organizations (series 5)
• Personal records (series 6)

Maureen Trotter
CA QUE 2022.0035-2022.0035/2 · Series · 1979, 1985-1999
Part of Maureen Trotter fonds

Series contains records created or received during Trotter's work for Amata. The earliest records in this series pertain to a legal battle concerning 1982 and 1983 amendments to Amata's constitution in order to bar women considering an abortion from accessing Amata’s services. More recent records were created or received while Trotter served on the board of directors, where she worked to change the society’s organizational structure into a non-hierarchical collective. In this role, Trotter took meeting minutes, defined job descriptions, created staff evaluation policies, and participated in union negotiations.

Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, contact lists, annual reports, financial statements, a Supreme Court of British Columbia legal order, newspaper clippings, different versions of Amata’s Constitution (1979, 1982, and 1983), funding contracts, the Amata board of directors manual, internal ‘house rules,’ handwritten notes, time cards, union negotiations, collective agreements, job descriptions, interview questions, conflict resolution policies, staff evaluation policies, strategic planning templates, a Writ of Summons with Statement of Claim, insurance records, employee benefits proposals, purchasing receipts, graphs describing program use, unfilled registration forms, and pamphlets.