Collection AR439 - Victoria Women's Movement newsletter and pamphlet collection

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Victoria Women's Movement newsletter and pamphlet collection

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  • 1945-2002 (Creation)

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2 m of textual records

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The Victoria Women's Movement Archives opened in September 1995 at the University of Victoria Archives. It is a collaborative effort of women's groups in Victoria, the UVic Archives and the Department of Women's Studies. Material in the newsletter and pamphlet collection have been donated by individuals and organizations involved with the women's movement at different times.

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Materials organized primarily by author; newsletters listed under "newsletters" by title.

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  • English

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    Associated materials

    BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling Programs fonds
    Everywoman's Books fonds
    Evelyn Hammond fonds
    Eileen Kenwood fonds
    Lesbianews fonds
    Barbara McKenize fonds
    Mona Morley fonds
    Praxis-Nexus Conference fonds
    Prime time fonds
    Raging Grannies of Victoria fonds
    Victoria Status of Women Action Group fonds
    University of Victoria Women's Centre fonds
    University Women's Club of Victoria fonds
    Victoria Rape / Assault Centre fonds
    Victoria Women's Building Society fonds
    Victoria Women's Centre fonds
    Victoria Voice of Women fonds
    Women Against Pornography fonds
    Women for Women in Afghanistan fonds

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    General note

    The collection consists of newsletters and pamphlets dating from the mid 1940s to the early 2000s (predominantly 1970s to 1990s) and organized primarily by author in the following series: newsletters and pamphlets A to L, and M to Z. The newsletters and pamphlets cover the following subjects: women's rights and human rights, pornography, the peace movement, nuclear disarmament and arms control, sexual abuse, family violence, women's economic social conditions, lesbian issues, environmental protection, feminist theory and women's history. Newsletters include "Disarmament Update," "Lesbianews / Lavender Rhinoceros" and "One Woman's Opinion" (New Jersey). Pamphlets include "Four minutes to midnight," "Second thoughts on Iran and Afghanistan," "Getting out: Escaping family violence," "South Asian Women in Victoria: An oral history," and "Impossible, Eh? The story of PEERS prostitutes, empowerment, education and resource society."

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    Created April 4, 2011.
    Revised by BCANS Coordinator, April 5, 2011.

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