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Winnipeg

Correspondence, drafts, notes of Kay Rex, regarding Winnipeg Branch and biographical information about members, including Elizabeth Long, Pearl L'Ami, Miriam Green Ellis, and Abbie Sharman. Contains original clippings from the 1950's and photocopies of early material ca. 1904-1913, 1950's, including a photocopy of the June 25, 1904 Mail and Empire announcing the formation of the Canadian Women's Press Club, as well as photocopied material from the National Archives and the Provincial Archives of Manitoba.

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Women's Press Club of Toronto Library.

The library of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club is made up of presentation copies of books written by and donated by the club's members in addition to books published by significant Canadian women writers. There are over 200 books in the collection.

Included are works by such well-known figures as Mabel Dunham, Emily Murphy, Marjorie Freeman Campbell, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Katherine Hale. Also present are a number of books presented to the club by notable Canadian figures. Included are a copy of John Buchan's The Three Hostages, which he presented on October 23, 1924 "in memory of a delightful visit", Igor Gouzenko's The Fall of a Titan, which contains not only a lengthy presentation inscription but also a sketch done by him, and a signed copy of the first Canadian edition of Mazo de la Roche's Jalna.

Also included are a number of scarce children's stories in a Canadian setting, a copy of The National Ballet autographed by Margot Fonteyn, and an early biographical directory, Morgan's Types of Canadian Women, published in 1903.

Member Pins

A gold pin, once owned by Florence Steiner, an early member of the Toronto Branch of the C. W.P. C which was founded in 1909. This pin was later passed on to Florence Steiner's niece, Florence (King) Blackwell, who belonged first to the Montreal Branch of the C. W.P.C and later to the Toronto Branch.

The other two pins contained in this file are sterling silver and are from Birks Jewellers. They belonged to members of the Toronto Branch of the club but it is not clear what period they date from.

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Regina

Undated photocopies from the Provincial Archives of Manitoba of news clippings relating to the C.W.P.C tour of the West in 1906 as guests of the Western Canadian Immigration Association.

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Women's Press Club of Toronto fonds

Fonds contains materials collected by and sent to Kay Rex for the purpose of writing a history of the Canadian Women's Press Club, as well as records of the Toronto Branch given into her keeping when the Club ceased operation. These were intended for eventual deposit at the University of Waterloo to join the book collection of the C.W.P.C. which was donated to the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room in 1977.

The fonds consists of records documenting Toronto Branch operation during the period of the 1960's to 1980's, including constitution and by-laws, correspondence 1965-1991, minutes of regular and executive meetings, 1968-1989, a file on the closing of the Club's premises at 44 York St., Toronto, and scrapbooks of club activities and personalities. Historical materials include textual records, photographs, publications and scrapbooks. The earliest scrapbook is dated 1921 and contains biographies and photographs of members. Trips taken by C.W.P.C members in 1950 and 1955 to the United Kingdom, Europe and Russia are documented through members' files, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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Printed Materials

Printed materials including ephemera, reports, and newsletters from the Press Club including the Triennial Reports, Membership Directory and Roster, and Newspacket, the club's quarterly publication.

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Edmonton Women's Press Club: Fancy-Dress Dinner

Mounted photograph by McDermid Studios Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta of costumed members of the Edmonton Women's Press Club at a fancy dress at a dinner at the MacDonald Hotel in the mid-1920's. It is accompanied by a letter from Lotta Dempsey Ham to Kay Rex, April 15, 1988, and an identification list.

Left to Right: Mrs Howe, Evelyn Murphy, Ann Donnelly, Dr. Donalda Dickie, Unidentified, Zoe Trotter, Mrs Alexander, Judge Emily Murphy in Oriental Costume, Edna Kells, Mrs. Acheson, Lotta Dempsey, Gwen Morisson, Helen Boyle, Edna Baker, Miriam Elston.

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Who's Who: C.W.C.P.

An alphabetical tab-indexed scrapbook containing typescript biographies, photographs, and some signatures of members, by members. The photographs are notable for their candid nature. Unbound inclusions from the 1930's include a typescript obituaries and biographies for Mamie C. G. Fraser, Dora Olive Thompson, and Louis Rorke, as well as a "Memorandum" autographed by Marshall Saunders accompanying a typescript carbon list of first editions of her works.

Contributors and subjects in scrapbook:

  • Florence Deacon Black
  • Annie Grey Butcher
  • Hazel Cleaver
  • Myrtle Leeta Cherry
  • Emily Orr Elliott
  • Margaret Laing Fairbairn
  • Muriel Stevenson Folinsbee
  • Amelia Warnock Garvin (Katherine Hale)
  • Jean Graham
  • Bertha Foster Golder
  • Mrs. J. W. F. Harrison (Seranus)
  • Maude Pettit Hill
  • Mary Isabel Houston (Sinclair Dunlop - Isabel Letfern)
  • Kate Fleury Jaffray
  • Jane Fraser Keith
  • Jane Stuart Larrington
  • Florence Randal Livesay (Kilmeny)
  • Marjory MacMurchy
  • Mary Agnes Pease
  • Claire I. Prime
  • Mona Cleaver Purse (Mrs. Buylow - Polly Peele)
  • Mabel Crews Ringland, B.A. (Jack Thorne)
  • Louise Richardson Rorke
  • Marshall Saunders
  • Abbie Lyon Sharman (Lyon Sharman)
  • Bessie Stanbury
  • Virna Staunton Sheard
  • Florence B. Steiner
  • Mary Dawson Snider
  • Agnes Swinarton (Helen McFarlane)
  • Charlotte Miriam Storey (Kitty Hardcastle)
  • G. C. M. White [not photo included]

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Scrapbooks

The scrapbooks contain local and national information on the C. W.P.C., its members and activities, consisting of newspaper clippings, ephemera, correspondence, photographs, etc.

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Canadian Women's Press club: National.

Photocopied documents 1940-1971, some from the Public Archives of Canada, as well as a small amount of original material. Includes correspondence from 1940, 1941, 1945 regarding wartime conditions, arrangements for meetings, correspondence from members, notes and correspondence carbons regarding trip to Soviet Union, 1955, photocopies of Executive Circulars, photocopy of the undated Brief of the Canadian Women's Press Club to the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, ephemera, minutes, notes, mailing lists, photocopy of the C.W.P.C submission to the Royal Commission on the Status of Women dated April, 1968.

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Toronto

Original copy of constitution and bylaws, 1953; correspondence; drafts [by Kay Rex?]; ephemera; membership lists; news clippings; notes; reminiscences; reports; and photographs. Also in the file are the Senate Bill S-8, Act to Incorporate Canadian Women's press Club, 1958; issues of Open Line; a list of memorial award winners; a branch member directories, 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1969-1970, undated; a copy of Pathfinders by Miriam Green Ellis, and a photocopy of Then We Were Four: The Story of the Toronto Women's Press Club by Byrne Hope Sanders.

Includes biographical material about members and women journalists including: Marjorie Wilkins Campbell, Dora Conover, Zora McMillan Cherry, Virginia Etherington, Agnes MacPhail, and Anne Merrill.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Vancouver Island Branch : Dorothy Taylor

Scrapbook compiled by the Vancouver Island Branch of the C.W.P.C relating to the life and achievements of Dorothy Taylor, women journalist, Past President of the Canadian Women's Press Club, prizewinning breeder of livestock and other animals, and world traveler. This scrapbook contains predominantly newsclippings reporting on Miss Taylor's lifetime achievements.

Many of these articles report on Miss Taylor's achievements as editor and publisher of the British Columbian newspaper. Some of the articles in this scrapbook relate to Miss Taylor's appointment as President of the C.W.P.C in 1954 and on her work and activities as president of the club. Other articles report on her being awarded the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Achievement Award in 1954.

A large number of the articles combine reports on Miss Taylor's journalistic success with reports on the awards she has won during her lifetime as a champion breeder of livestock, chicken, horses, and Irish terriers.
Other articles describe her international travels including her tour of Central America with her car and her dogs. This was one of the first trips made by car over the Pan-American Highway. A few articles report on her trip to the U.K. where she witnessed the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Another article refers to her trip in the Pyrenees on a donkey and her tour of Britanny on a bicycle.

The clippings contained in this file also include articles written by Dorothy Taylor covering the visit of French author Paul Visalar to Vancouver, in addition to travel reports written during her six-week tour of Mexico, Texas, and California.

This scrapbook also contains a photograph taken at the ninth World's Poultry Congress in Paris in 1951 depicting Miss Taylor and other attendees. Some correspondence relating to the C.W.P.C biennial convention in 1956 is also contained in this scrapbook. Other materials include correspondence received from the Canadian Jersey Cattle Club in April 1959 informing Miss Taylor that her Jersey bull Charita is a prizewinner in the club's agricultural fair, as well as correspondence relating to the ninth World's Poultry Congress in Paris in 1951.
This scrapbook also contains a letter to Dorothy Taylor dated May 3, 1954 from the Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity informing her that she is to be awarded a Kappa Kappa Gamma Achievement Award.

Other items contained in this scrapbook include a press release by the Canadian Jersey Cattle Club in 1959 reporting on Dorothy Taylor's achievements as a champion cattle breeder, in addition to a certificate stating that the jersey bull, Charita has qualified as a superior sire. Also included in this scrapbook is a Certificate of Membership of the American Poultry Association belonging to Dorothy Taylor, as well as a program for a horseracing event at Lansdowne Park in Vancouver, B.C. on July 1952. This scrapbook also contains a pin that was worn by Dorothy Taylor at the 21st Royal Winter Fair in 1949.

A program for the Spring Dinner of the Canadian Federation of University Women in May 1954 at which Dorothy Taylor was a guest speaker is also contained in this scrapbook, as well as a certificate stating that Miss Taylor was a guest speaker of the Kiwanis Club of New Westminster in British Columbia in 1953.

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Ottawa

File includes:

  • Copies of The Galley, newsletter of the Media Club of Ottawa, 1992, 1995-1996;
  • Original and copied news clippings re members, including Charlotte Whitton, 1960's-1970's;
  • Photocopy of Letters Patent continuing the Incorporation of the Canadian Women's Press Club Under the name Media Club of Canada, 1971;
  • a December 2, 1949 [Ottawa Citizen?] news clipping and print version of photo from clipping;
  • Copies of The Ottawa Galley, 1948-1951, 1961.

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Canadian Women's Press Club Triennial Conference, June 20-24, 1949

Scrapbook compiled by Sybil Watts Smith relating to the C.W.P.C Triennial Conference that took place in Vancouver from June 20-24, 1949. This scrapbook contains predominantly newsclippings and b&w photographs. It also contains the souvenir program produced/or this triennial conference, as well as the programs/menus for the dinners hosted for the C.W.P.C delegates in Vancouver by Eaton's, by the “Vancouver Sun” and by the Province Ontario. Also included in this file are maps of the Vancouver area, a guidebook to Vancouver, and ephemera. Other materials include a ribbon, which was most likely worn by C.W.P.C members on board the H.M.C.S. Crescent, the ship that brought conference delegates from Vancouver to Victoria.

The photographs depict sites in Vancouver, Victoria, as well as other places in B.C. and in Alberta that the conference delegates saw on their travels through Western Canada. Also shown here are photographs taken on board the H.M.C.S Crescent.

The clippings report on the events which constituted the Triennial Conference of the C.W.P.C. in Vancouver including the presentations given by various speakers, discussions about the C.W.P.C 's Memorial Award open to women journalists in all fields of writing, the Oriental Sun dinner, and the trip made by conference delegates to Victoria on the H.M.C.S Crescent.

The scrapbook also includes articles on prominent women journalists who attended the conference including Isabel Dingman, the only woman journalism instructor at the time, and Annie Mathewson, women's editor of The Gleaner, who received a scroll at the conference in recognition of half a century in the Fourth Estate.

Also among these clippings is an article on Marie Holmes editor of Chatelaine Magazine and Director of the Chatelaine Institute. This scrapbook also contains a column written by Eva-Lis Wuorio, Maclean's Magazine writer, in the New Westerner. She attended the conference also and in this column writes about her impressions of the West Coast comparing it to East Coast Canada.

Other articles that appeared in the local newspapers during the conference focus on the impressions made by the visiting women journalists including male reporters' views on the visitors.

Loose items contained in this scrapbook include a letter written by Sybil Watts Smith, the compiler of this scrapbook, to Kay Rex, on Feb. 24, 1993 stating that enclosed are two packages containing negatives that Kay Rex requested. These include three negatives of Clarice Tapson from about 1950 and 9 negatives from the C.W.P.C Triennial Conference on the West Coast in 1949.

Also includes five b&w photographs taken at a C.W.P.C conference in Ottawa in 1947. Individuals are identified in all photographs.

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Vancouver

Correspondence, clippings, notes, etc., primarily photocopied biographical material ca. 1920s onward from the City of Vancouver Archives, and 1 piece of ephemera from the 11th Triennial, 1949.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Vancouver Island Branch

Scrapbook compiled by the Vancouver Island Branch of the C.W.P.C relating to the C.W.P.C Triennial Conference which took place in Vancouver from June 20-24, 1949 and other themes. This scrapbook contains predominantly newsclippings and b&w photographs. Some correspondence is also included in this scrapbook.

The first section of this scrapbook contains materials relating to the 1949 Triennial Conference of the C.W.P.C in West Coast Canada. There is much overlap between the materials contained in this scrapbook compiled by the Vancouver Island Branch of the C.W.P.C. and those contained in a second C.W.P.C scrapbook, which is devoted exclusively to the Triennial Event (see file 5).

The photographs and clippings relate to the events which constituted the Triennial Conference of the C.W.P.C. in Vancouver including the award of Memorial Gold medals to Dorothy Howarth and Lotta Dempsey Fisher by the C.W.P.C during the government dinner held in honour of the conference delegates in Victoria, as well as to the Oriental Sun Dinner held for the visiting women journalists, and to the delegates trip on board the H.M.C.S. Crescent which transported them from Vancouver to Victoria.
The scrapbook also includes articles on prominent women journalists who attended the conference including Isabel Dingman, the only woman journalism instructor at the time, and Annie Mathewson, women's editor of “The Gleaner” who received a scroll at the conference in recognition of half a century in the Fourth Estate. Also among these clippings is an article on Marie Holmes editor of Chatelaine Magazine and Director of the Chatelaine Institute.

This scrapbook also contains a column written by Eva-Lis Wuorio, MacLean's Magazine writer, in the New Westerner. She attended the conference also and in this column writes about her impressions of the West Coast comparing it to East Coast Canada. Other articles that appeared in the local newspapers during the conference focus on the impressions made by the visiting women journalists.

The remaining items in this scrapbook include press clippings and photographs dated 1950, and 1957-1961, 1963, and 1967-1968. These materials cover a wide range of subject areas. Among the themes covered are the following : ( 1) Prominent guests received by the Victoria Women's Press Club including Nancy Hodges, M.L.A, Speaker-Designate of the Legislative Assembly, the fiction writer, George Albert Glay, and author, poet, and radio script writer, Floris Mclaren; (2) C.W.P.C tour of U.K. in 1950 as guests of the Dollar Sterling Trade Board of Canada and Dollar Exports Board of the U.K; ( 3) The formation of the Vancouver Island Branch of C.W.P.C in 1956; ( 4) Activities and meetings (including reports on election of new officers at these meetings) of the Vancouver Island Branch of C.W.P.C.; (5) Guest speakers received by the Vancouver Island Branch of C.W.P.C including Madelaine Levason, National President of C.W.P.C who visited in 1957; (6) Article (1958?) on C.W.P.C focusing on new National President, Madelaine Levason; (7) C.W.P.C Memorial Awards and scholarship winners from B.C. including Dinah Kerr, Majorie McGuffin, and Sally Delbridge; (8) Reports of falling standards in women's journalism at Triennial C.W.P.C meeting in Ottawa (1959); (9) Golden Jubilee of Vancouver Branch of C.W.P.C in 1959; (10) Members of Vancouver Island Branch attend afternoon tea with Mrs. Frank Ross, wife of Lieutenant-Governor General Ross, at Government House in 1960; (11) C.W.P.C tour of the Valley Fruit Industry in the South Okanagan; (12) Amita Malik's (Indian Journalist) tour of Canada including Victoria in 1960/1961, which was sponsored by the C.W.P.C and UNESCO; (13) Foreign journalists visit the C.W.P.C in Victoria in 1967 as part of the club's Centennial Project; ( 14) Vancouver
Triennial Post Convention Tour in 1968.

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Calgary, Edmonton Branches

Correspondence, Kay Rex notes and draft, ephemera dated 1954 and 1956, original and photocopied clippings, including biographical material on Eva Reid among others.

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Newspacket

Incomplete set of issues of Newspacket, a [quarterly?] publication of the Canadian Women's Press Club. Included are photocopies of some early excerpts from 1939 and 1946, as well as the 1954 Golden Jubilee Newspacket, and the 1955 Special Issue on the C.W.P.C. Tour of Europe. Title varies.

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Press Clippings: Trip to United Kingdom.

Scrapbook relating to the trip made by nine Canadian C.W.P.C. members to the United Kingdom as the guests of the Dollar sterling Trade Board of Canada and the Dollar Export Board. Included are news clippings of coverage about the trip, as well as dispatches from the attendees, including typescript radio reports filed by Joan Marshall. Also in the scrapbook is correspondence, a photograph of an unidentified woman and a Christmas card "From the Nine Lady Journalists."

The journalists who made the trip were: Byrne Hope Saunders, Reta W. Myers, Margaret Aitken, Kay Rex, Joan Marshall, Pat Wallace, Pearl L'Ami, Maud Kerr, and Armande Marc.

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C.W.P.C Overseas Trip, 1955: Marjorie McEnaney

Correspondence, itineraries, memos, notes, etc. regarding preparations for a tour of the Soviet Union and also regarding use of film footage taken while there. Includes passenger manifest of members who participated in the trip and a typed "List of Coloured Slides taken in Russia June 26-July 7, 1955" by Reta Myers of Vancouver, indicating the photos "cover airflight from Prague to Moscow... Leningrad... Sochi... Stallingrad."

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[Scrapbook: C.W.P.C. Golden Jubilee, Tour of Europe].

Compiled by Marjorie Oliver, the scrapbook contains material on the 1954 Golden Jubilee of the Canadian Women's Press Club, followed by the overseas tour of Europe and the Continent in 1955 of 72 Club members. Includes a June 24, 1955 group portrait stamped "NATO Unclassified". Verso of photograph reads: "Members of the Canadian Women's Press Club today visited Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. They were welcomed and briefed by General Alfred M. Gruenther, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and by other SHAPE officers."

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings and ephemera collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1954-1955. Includes news coverage about a luncheon poisoning, as well as a program and menu from Golden Jubilee celebrations held in Toronto June 22-June 25, 1954 at the King Edward Hotel.

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Canadian Women's Press Club European Tour photographs

Group portraits and snapshots of members of the Canadian Women's Press Club on a European tour in 1955 including Marjorie Oliver, Alva McColl, Lillian Foster, Marjorie McEnaney, Margaret Zieman and Marjory Freeman. Photos include members posing in front of site visit locations such as the Eiffle Tower, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe building and the West German Lookout Point, and more casual shots of members eating at restaurants.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Vancouver Island Branch: 1960s

Scrapbook compiled by the Vancouver island Branch of the C.W.P.C. Items contained in this scrapbook include clippings, photographs, correspondence, postcards, programs of events, signatures of attendees at meetings, and ephemera and relate to the activities and events of the Vancouver Island Branch of the C.W.P.C in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The main subject areas or themes covered by the materials in this folder are as follows: (1) the president of the Victoria Women's Press Club, V.M. Clarkson, and the presidents of what subsequently became the Vancouver Island Branch of the C.W.P.C in 1954. These presidents include Dorothy Plant, Nona Damaske, Muriel Wilson, and Mildred Kuntz; (2) Meetings of the Vancouver island Branch of the C.W.P.C. Many of the reports on these meetings include information on the appointment of new officers or information on talks given by guest speakers at these meetings; (3) Activities of and trips made by the Vancouver Island Branch of C.W.P.C including a visit to Mrs. Frank Ross, wife of the Lieutenant-Governor for afternoon tea at Government House in 1960, a trip to a naval base in 1961, a trip to the site of the Seattle World Fair in 1962, and a Press Club Tea hosted by the Club in 1961 to honour a number of distinguished guests; (4) Wedding, engagement, birth, and retirement announcements, and obituaries of Vancouver Island Branch C.W.P.C members; (5) The First B.C. Regional Conference of the C.W.P.C in Vancouver in 1960.; (6) Articles by Eileen Learoyd and about Eileen Learoyd, a Victoria journalist and member of the Vancouver Island Branch of the C.W.P.C. Some of the articles focus on Ms. Learoyd's win in the Eisley rifleshooting competition in Surrey, England; (7) Article about CWPC Historian-Archivist, Kathleen Mathers; (8) Articles by C.W.P.C members including Bea Hamilton, Pat Dufour, and Muriel Wilson; (9) C.W.P.C tour of South Okanagan; (10) Articles about the visit of Indian Journalist, Arnita Malik, to Canada in 1961/1962, a trip which was sponsored by the C.W.P.C and UNESCO. Also includes an article written by Amita Malik on the decoration of homes; (11) Obituary and commemorative articles on Dorothy Taylor who died in 1963. Miss Taylor was a journalist, past national president of the C.W.P.C, world-traveller, and champion breeder of livestock and other animals.
Loose items in this file include photographs that appear to have belonged to Bea Hamilton of the Vancouver Island Branch of C.W.P.C. This includes 16 b&w photographs and 12 b&w negatives. It is not clear where these photographs were taken. It appears, however, that they may have been taken during meetings, trips, and social activities of the Vancouver Island Branch of the C.W.P.C in the 1960s. Individuals are identified in a small number of photographs.
The other loose item in this file is a photocopy of an excerpt from Kay Rex's book No Daughter of Mine: The Women and History of the Canadian Women's Press Club, 1904-1971 (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1995). This section of the book includes biographical information on Kathleen (Kit) Coleman, Agnes Dean Cameron, and Byrne Hope Sanders.

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Kay Rex: General Information

This appears to have formed one of the research folders used by Kay Rex for the purposes of researching for her book “No Daughter of Mine: The Women and History of the Canadian Women’s Press Club, 1904-1971” (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995).

This folder contains printed materials issued by the C.W.P.C including a flyer (1965?) containing a brief resume of the history of the club, and a booklet entitled “Pathfinders” authored by Miriam Green Ellis and published by the C.W.P.C. This booklet contains biographical information on some of the prominent C.W.P.C members from its earliest days including Emily Murphy, Agnes Maule Macha, Susanna Moodie, Genevieve Lipsell Sinker, Katherine Hale, Kennethe M. Haig, Mae Clendenan, Elizabeth Bailey Price, Irene Moore, Marshall Saunders, Annie E. Mathewson, E. Cora Hind, Violet McNaughton, and Nellie L. McClung. A flyer produced by the Media Club of Canada Inc. and featuring information on this club is also contained in this file. Also included in this file is the Golden Jubilee (1904-1954) publication of “Newspacket”, a C.W.P.C publication. This issue of “Newspacket” serves as a record of the history of the first fifty years of the C.W.P.C.

Other items in this file include articles written by Kay Rex herself, which appeared in two different serials in 1980 and 1990 respectively. The article from 1980 reports on the beginnings of the Newspaper Guild in Canada and was written on the 47th International Convention of this Guild in 1980. The second article from 1990 is from an April issue of “The Byliner” and focuses on Emily Murphy, a journalist and fifth national president of the C.W.P.C who fought for women's rights in Canada.

Also contained in this file is a request for information on C.W.P.C members from anyone who has been associated with the club or has had relatives who were members. Kay Rex placed this request in the May/June 1987 issue of “Content”.

This file also contains articles on prominent C.W.P.C members that appeared in various journals. This includes an article by Robin Rowland from 1978 about Kathleen Blake "Kit 11 Coleman, prominent female journalist with the “Mail and Empire”, the world's first accredited woman war correspondent, and first president of the C.W.P.C. A second article by Barbara Freeman from 1994 focuses on the history of female journalism.

Finally, this file contains a list of individuals who were interviewed by Kay Rex for the purposes of her book on the C.W.P.C published in 1995.

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Saskatoon

Notes, photocopies, some biographical material on Violet Mcnaughton, and a copy of the Western Producer.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Vancouver Island Branch: 1960s

Scrapbook compiled by the Vancouver Island Branch of the C. W.P. C. Items contained in this scrapbook include clippings, photographs, correspondence, notes, programs, a statement of account, a cheque, a Treasurer's Report, and ephemera and relate primarily to the activities and events of the Vancouver Island Branch of the C. W.P.C during the 1960s.
The main subject areas or themes covered by materials in this folder are as follows: (1) Meetings of the Vancouver Island Branch of the C. W.P.C. Many of the reports on these meetings include information on the appointment of new officers including new branch presidents or information on talks given by guest speakers at these meetings; (2) Materials relating to the opening of an account by the C. W.P. C Vancouver Island Branch in 1957. ( 3) Activities and trips made by the Vancouver Island Branch of C. W.P.C including a trip made by Nona Damaske to Honolulu in 1962; (4) Wedding, retirement announcements, and obituaries of Vancouver Island Branch C. W.P.C and other C. W.P.C members; (5) Articles about prominent C. W.P.C members including Pat Dufour, who had a Navy League Unit named for her, Muriel Wilson, who served as branch president and was a famous food columnist, and Elizabeth Forbes, who ran as a Liberal candidate in the Victoria provincial election campaign. An article on Eugenie L. Myles, author of stories of pioneer life who received an award for her work also appears in this scrapbook, as well as an article on Mildred E. Jeffrey, who was women's editor of The Columbian, and National Vice-President of the C. W.P. C and member of the Vancouver Branch. Ms. Jeffrey was also the first woman to be accepted as a member of the Public Relations Society of B. C. Also includes articles about Helen Mitchell who became branch president in 1966. (6) Articles written by members of the Vancouver Island Branch of the C. W.P.C including Doris Leedham Hobbs, Nona Damaske, and Elizabeth Forbes. (7) Bursaries awarded by the Vancouver Island Branch of the C. W.P.C. (8) Visits by National Presidents to the Vancouver Island Branch of the C. W.P.C. This includes a visit by Simonne Daigneault in 1964 and by Elva Fletcher in 1967; (9) C. W.P.C tour of Eastern Europe in 1966; (10) Visit of foreign journalists to C. W.P.C in Victoria in 1967 as part of the club's Centennial Project; (1 I) Triennial C. W.P.C conference in Vancouver in 1968.

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Victoria

Correspondence, notes, December 1993 Newspacket, original news clippings dated 1963, photocopied news clippings, and 3 photographs from events in Montreal and Edmonton. The edition of Newspacket features a memorium about Ruth Gordon and articles about Marshall Saunders and Jean Craig, and has the 1993 Annual Report of the Media Club of Canada tucked inside. Clippings include biographical information about Evelyn Margery Hinds, Bess Forbes.

Two folded flyers dated 1965 and 1968 containing "a brief resume of the history of the C.W.P.C." Includes lists of Presidents from 1904-1968, as well as biographical information about Evelyn Margery Hinds, Bess Forbes, and three photographs from events in Montreal and Edmonton. Also in the file is the December 1993 edition of Newspacket featuring a memorium about Ruth Gordon and articles about Marshall Saunders, Jean Craig, with the 1993 Annual Report of the Media Club of Canada tucked inside.

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Media Club of Canada: Bits and Pieces

Correspondence, news clippings, some biographical, press releases, ephemera, historical information, certificate. Includes a list of National Members as of May 1987 from the Hamilton Branch, book reviews for various publications, a 1960 Toronto Star Daily obituary for Sylvia Pankhurst, a 1974 press release regarding a Media Club trip to China and Media Club of Canada certificate made out to Kathleen Rex.

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C.W.P.C. Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings, ephemera and 3 photographs collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1961-1962. Includes Toronto Branch News columns, coverage about award winners and articles regarding a visit to Canada by Indian media critic Amita Malik sponsored by the Club.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings, ephemera and 2 photographs collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1961, 1962 and 1963. Includes news coverage regarding a visit to Canada by Indian media critic Amita Malik sponsored by the Club, Dutch editor Laura Schippers, a trip taken by Betty Tomlinson and Jean Danard, astronomer Dr. Helen S. Hogg, and Globe and Mail editor Bessie Gowan Ferguson.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings and ephemera collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1963-1964. Includes obituaries for Toronto Telegram reporter Lillian Foster and Globe and Mail writer Peal McCarthy Sabiston, clippings of the Gladys Taylor column "Dissent", and articles about mystery writer Mignon Eberhart and astronomer Dr. Helen S. Hogg.

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Craig, Estelle : Centennial Project

This is one of three folders (see files 2-4) which belonged to Estelle Craig, Project Chairman of the Centennial Project of the Canadian Women's Press Club (C.W.P.C).

The idea for a Centennial Project originated with the Toronto Branch of C.W.P.C as early as 1963. The focal point of the project was a seminar held in Toronto from June 19-June 23, 1967 entitled "Journalism and World Understanding". Journalists from all over the world were invited to attend. In addition to the seminar, the project also embraced tours of Canada organized by the various branches of the Club. Approval and assistance were sought and then given to the C.W.P.C by the Federal Government's Centennial Commission and by the Department of External Affairs. Journalists from many different countries in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Southeast Asia attended this centennial event hosted by the C.W.P. C in June and July of 1967.

This file contains predominantly correspondence addressed either to or from the Centennial Project Chairman, Estelle Craig, and dated 1964 or 1965. In other words, these materials relate to the earliest stages of the Centennial Project including the initial proposal, and documents relevant to the first stages of organization and planning. Also included in this file are minutes of a meeting of the Toronto Branch Centennial Project Committee to discuss the project that took place on June 28, 1965 and of further meeting of this committee held on Sept. JO, 1965 that was attended by the C.W.P.C. National President, Simonne Daigneault.

A considerable amount of the correspondence contained in this file was conducted between Simonne Daigneault and Estelle Craig. In April 1964, Ms. Craig sent a brief outline of the project proposal of the Toronto Branch to the National President for review by the National Executive. This project was subsequently approved at national level by the C.W.P.C. Other correspondence from 1964 and 1965 relates to plans to set up meetings between Simonne Daigneault, Estelle Craig, Margaret Cragg (President of the Toronto Branch) and other committee members to discuss the centennial project. Additional correspondence between Estelle Craig and Simonne Daigneault relates to further proposals for and progress made in the Centennial Project.

Some correspondence in this file includes letters exchanged between Hon. Paul Martin, Secretary of State for External Affairs and Margaret Cragg of the C.W.P.C. Ms. Cragg informs Mr. Martin of the C.W.P.C's plans for a Centennial Project and asks for the cooperation and support of the Department of External Affairs. Mr. Martin replies that his Department will be glad to help by establishing contacts with foreign journalists on behalf of the C.W.P.C. Indeed, also contained in this file is correspondence between the information Division of the Department of External Affairs and the National Club President, Simonne Daigneault, and the Project Chairman, Estelle Craig, regarding the progress this Department has made in establishing contact with foreign journalists through Canadian Embassies and Consulates abroad. Lists of contact details and in some cases biographies of these journalists are forwarded to the C.W.P.C by the Information Division of the Department of External Affairs.

Other materials include correspondence from 1964-1965 between Estelle Craig and John Fisher, Chairman of the Centennial Commission. The Commission expressed their support for this project in 1964. This file contains letters written in 1964 to John Fisher from Ms. Craig keeping him abreast of progress that the C.W.P.C have made in arrangements for the project and asking him if he will meet with members of the club to discuss details further. A meeting is set up with Dr. Houle, Director of Public Relations in Jan. 1965. Subsequently the Commission agrees to provide funding of $5,000 for the project. In Oct. 1965, Ms. Craig sends a letter to John Fisher to inform him of further progress made on the project. She requests that a meeting might be set up with Mr. Fisher to discuss the details of organizing the project further.

Also contained in this file is an item that seems to constitute part of the research of Kay Rex for her book “No Daughter of Mine: The Women and History of the Canadian Women's Press Club, 1904-1971” (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995). These notes appear to summarize the contents of materials contained in folders relating to the C.W.P.C Centennial Project (see files 2-4).

Ephemera

Two folded flyers dated 1965 and 1968 containing "a brief resume of the history of the C.W.P.C." Includes lists of Presidents from 1904-1968.

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Correspondence

Correspondence, originals and carbon copies, memos, reports etc. focus on membership and general matters.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings, ephemera and 3 photographs collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1966-1967. Photographs include milliner Cindy Blackstock at a social event, Dora Conover in Hong Kong, and Club members at the centennial briefing. Also in the scrapbook are articles about Estelle Kerr, Kate Aitken, Cecilia Long, Marjorie Wilkins Campbell and Helen Allen.

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Craig, Estelle : Centennial Project

This is one of three folders (see files 2-4) which belonged to Estelle Craig, Project Chairman of the Centennial Project of the Canadian Women's Press Club (C.W.P.C). This file contains correspondence dated 1966. Also contained in this file is the C.W.P.C Feasibility Report that was compiled for the Centennial Commission in 1966. Other materials included in this file include a proposed program of events for the centennial project, minutes of meetings of various Centennial Project Committee meetings, which took place in 1966, C.W.P.C Centennial Project Progress Reports, a Centennial Project Annual Report, and a Treasurer's Report. Additionally this file contains lists of names of foreign journalists who have accepted invitations to date, and lists of names added to the invitation list. This file also contains press releases on the Centennial Project for the club's newsletter “Newspacket” and for other Canadian press publications, and an article by Helen Palmer on the Centennial Project that appeared in the “Toronto Daily” on April 28, 1967.

Correspondence in this file includes letters and internal C.W.P.C memos. Much of this correspondence was conducted between members of the Centennial Project's National Executive Committee members. This National Executive was established in April 1966. The President of the Executive was the C.W.P.C. National President, Elva Fletcher. Other key members whose correspondence is contained in this file include Helen Marsh, the Co-coordinating National Chairman, Estelle Craig, the Project Chairman, Jo Carson, the Project Vice-Chairman, Lyn Harrington, the Secretary, and Margaret Cragg, the Program Committee Chairman. The subject areas covered in this correspondence include forthcoming and previous meetings of the Executive, measures to be undertaken to publicize the project, developments regarding the program of events for the project, and matters regarding issuing of invitations to this event. Another subject covered includes the communications made by the Project Committee with the Centennial Commission regarding government support for this project.

This file also contains some correspondence received from the Information Division of the Department of External Affairs regarding progress made in contacting foreign journalists through the Canadian Embassies and Consulates abroad.

Finally, this file includes a letter of invitation to the Secretary of State, Judy LaMarsh from Elva Fletcher inviting her to address the first formal dinner at the centennial event on June 19, 1967. A letter of acceptance from Ms. LaMarsh is also contained in this file.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings, ephemera and photographs collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1967-1968. Many of the clippings and photographs are in regards to the CWPC's Centennial Press Seminar, a three-day event held at the University of Toronto June 19-21, 1967, attended by writers from 35 countries. Included is a seminar program, brief biographies of each of the international attendees, and a November 1967 edition of Newspacket dedicated to coverage of the event. Coloured photos taken by Jean Hibbert include typed annotations with the names and origin countries of the people in each shot. Also in the scrapbook are annotated photos documenting the move to a new Club location at 44 York in Toronto.

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Craig, Estelle : Centennial Project

This is one of three folders (see files 2-4) which belonged to Estelle Craig, Project Chairman of the Centennial Project of the Canadian Women's Press Club (C. W.P.C). This file contains correspondence dated 1967. Additionally, this file includes agendas and minutes of various Centennial Project Committee meetings, Progress Reports (in the form of lists of additional invitation acceptances by foreign journalists), Centennial Project Reports (including the Annual Report), and a Treasurer's Report. This file also includes a Report on Resolutions passed at the Triennial meeting of the C.W.P.C in Vancouver that were approved by the Toronto Branch and were then submitted to the national for consideration. Also contained among these file materials are guest lists for the Centennial Project, biographies of visiting journalists, and a Centennial Project questionnaire and draft letter to be sent to the visiting journalists. Materials also include a preliminary program for the seminar event (June 19-21, 1967), a day-by-day program of all events to be scheduled for the visitors in Toronto, and a bus schedule for the Toronto event. This file also includes an article that appeared in the serial "Citizen" in June 1967 focusing on the Centennial Project of the C.W.P.C.

Correspondence in this file includes both letters and internal C.W.P.C memos. A large amount of correspondence in this file includes letters exchanged between the Centennial Project Chairman, Estelle Craig, and the National President, Elva Fletcher. This correspondence relates to final organizational matters that need to be attended to in the run-up to the club's centennial event in June and July of 1967 including transportation of invitees to Canada, insurance for the visiting journalists, the program of events in Toronto, and other matters. Elva Fletcher keeps Estelle Craig and Phyl Woods (Transportation Chairman) abreast of acceptances of invitations by journalists and of their travel arrangements. Other items of correspondence include letters exchanged between members of the National Project Committee and members of the Toronto Branch of the C.W.P.C Project Committee regarding planning and organizational details for the centennial event. This file also includes some correspondence with the individual branches of the C.W.P.C including the Ottawa Branch who are responsible for organizing programs of events in their areas for the visiting journalists. Other letters contained in this file pertain to the reservation of accommodations for the visiting journalists in Canada, and the reservation of the Museum Theatre in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto for one evening during the centennial event.

Finally, this file contains correspondence sent to C.W.P.C members from the Centennial Project Committee. This includes letters informing members of the impending centennial event and enclosing registration forms for the seminar. Also among the materials in this file is a form letter sent to C.W.P.C members regarding the upcoming centennial event and appealing for volunteers for the committees that need help in the organization of the Toronto seminar.

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New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Branches

File includes:

  • News Clippings 1968-1974;
  • interview with Dorothy Dearborn, marked printout, photograph with identifications on verso, 1987;
  • Vera Ayling typescript recollections "Early Days ofthe C.W.P.C in New Brunswick", 1987;
  • photocopied correspondence ca. 1965-1966 from Glen Hancock, sent to Kay Rex in 1987;
  • correspondence and clippings re Marshall Saunders, 1993.

Verso of Dearborn photo reads: "L. to R. Corinne Noonan, Vera Ayling, Sharon Saveed Pond, Esther Crandall, Dorothy Dearborn, Mary Savard, Sharon's mother, since deceased."

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of photographs, news clippings and ephemera collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1967-1968. Photographs predominantly document social events, including Club member's attendance at the Triennial event in Vancouver and subsequent travel through British Columbia with stops in Powell River and Nanaimo, as well as fashion shows and lunches held at 44 York. Also included are clippings regarding Claire Wallace, women working in public relations, and claims of discrimination against women at the CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation], as well as a column by Josephine Sappor regarding the involvement of women in the visioning of a new constitution for Ghana.

Synopsis of time period at front of scrapbook reads: A year of effort and imagination to make the new clubhouse "go".

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Meetings

Materials on annual, general, executive, business, and regular meetings between 1968 to 1991. Meeting texts include minutes, accounts, reports, notes, incorporations, announcements, etc.

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Brief Remarks by Members audio reel

Recording made by Marjorie McEnaney, with remarks by:

  • Sybil Young,
  • Mona Clark,
  • Corinne Noonan,
  • Marjorie McEnaney,
  • Margaret Zieman,
  • Ruth Hammond,
  • Lyn Harrington,
  • Helen Hewson,
  • Jean Breithaupt,
  • Jean Hibbert,
  • Estelle Craig,
  • Elizabeth Trott,
  • Sonia Graham.

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Branch Files

Files containing primarily historical and biographical material on the Canadian Women's Press Club Branches across the country. They contain some correspondence, typescripts, ephemera, clippings, and many photocopied documents and news items. Most are items gathered by or sent to Kay Rex.

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Minutes of Branch Meetings.

Minutes, accounts, reports and notes for annual and general meetings (September 23, 1969-May 30., 1972) of the Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch to 1971 and of the Media Club of Canada, Toronto Branch thereafter.

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[Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch].

Scrapbook of news clippings and ephemera collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1969-1970. Included are clippings regarding an Ontario-Quebec regional meeting, social events and award winners, efforts to make the club financially viable, an announcement about the 1970 closing of the 44 York Club location, and arguments for and against the admission of men to the Club. Also in the scrapbook is biographical information about Margaret Cragg, Kate Aitken and Phyllis Woods.

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Canadian Women's Press Club, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings and ephemera collected by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club regarding their activities and members from 1970-1971. Includes significant coverage of the selling of 44 York, information about writers workshops launched to improve the financial situation of the Club, award winners, writing outputs of members, plans related to hosting the Triennial meeting and admitting men to the Club, and a book review by Margaret Daly about Eleanor Wright's book Abortion in Canada. Also in the scrapbook is a auditor's report for three years of Club operations and biographical information about Edna Jacques, Anne Merrill and Helen Allen.

Synopsis of time period at front of scrapbook reads:

The year we sold the clubhouse 44 York
Put our finances in order
Planned for the Triennial here in June
Writing workshops introduced

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Media Club of Canada, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings, ephemera and photographs collected by the Toronto branch of the Media Club of Canada regarding their activities and members from 1971-1972. Includes a Triennial program and the August 4, 1971 edition of Newspacket (vol. 23, no.4) dedicated to the event, media coverage about the Club's name change and the admission of men, clippings related to the shutting down of the Toronto Telegram, as well as writers Helen Allen and Phillis Griffiths who worked for the paper, and items regarding events, workshops and award winners. Also in the scrapbook are is a 1972 directory of Toronto Branch members, clippings about the future of cooking as a hobby, the state of Canadian media, a panel regarding abortion, and biographical information about Kate Aitken, Leeta McCully, and Cherry, Lorrie McLaughlin. Photos consist of a head shot of Kay Rex and photos of a plaque unveiled in honour of Kate Aitken.

Synopsis of time period at front of scrapbook reads:

Year of the Triennial
Change of name
Admission of men to the Club
Death of the Telegram

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Media Club of Canada, Toronto Branch.

Scrapbook of news clippings, ephemera and photographs collected by the Toronto branch of the Media Club of Canada regarding their activities and members from 1971-1972. Included are media releases about the Club's name change, a copy of McGraw-Hill's Guidelines for Equal Treatment of the Sexes, and a list of delegates at the Media 72 conference. Also in the scrapbook are articles about the state of media in Canada, including the struggles of ethnic presses, information about talks by Gloria Steinam and Margaret Sloan at the national convention, and biographical information about Edna Jacques, Betty Jewel Canning, Alva McColl and Kate Aitken.

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Letters

Contains correspondence, original and copies, regarding membership and general matters.

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Media Club of Canada: Canadian Women of Note Computerized

Correspondence, original and photocopies, minutes, list of names to be included. This was a project to build a computerized database of biographical information about notable Canadian women, for which the Media Club received a Grant from the Minister of National Health and Welfare. It was done in honour of International Women's Year.

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Toronto Women's Press Club.

Scrapbook of news clippings, ephemera and photographs collected by the Toronto branch of the Media Club of Canada regarding their activities and members from 1975-1979. Included are news clippings regarding the Club's name change and affiliation with the Press Club, a cancelled debate between Eleanor Pelrine and Marshall McLuhan about abortion, the donation of the Club's archives to the Public Archives of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada), and the state of the Parti Quebecois. Also included is biographical information regarding Jean Hibbert, Lotta Dempsey, Helen Hogg, Beth Nealson, Estelle Craig, Helen Wood, Amalia Lindal, Susan Sommers, Edna Jacques, Mona Clarke and Jo Carson. Photos consist of headshot portraits of Helen Wood and Amalia Lindal, and photographs taken at an dinner part in honour of the publication of Edna Jacques' Up Hill All the Way.

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[Membership Roster]: Media Club of Canada.

Membership roster for 1975-1976. Front cover includes names and positions of Board of Directors:

President - Tannis Yankewicz
Chairman - Doreen Fawcett
Past Chairman - Sandra Connery
First Vice Chairman - Corinne Nemy
Second Vice Chairman - Helen Wood
Recording Secretary - Shirley Teasdale
Corresponding Secretary - Ruth Gordon
Treasurer - Nancy Gyokeres
Committee of Three - Estelle Craig, Virginia Etherington, Madeline Freeman
Frees Treasurer - Isobel Warren Chvostek
Membership Secretary - Marjorie Rebane

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Careers in Writing

Correspondence, announcements, some draft materials regarding financing and publishing a book on writing containing submissions by members.

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Open Line

Incomplete set of issues dating 1976-1988 of Open Line, a newsletter for members put out [monthly?] by the Women's Press Club of Toronto.

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Women's Press Club of Toronto : 2017 accrual.

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulate by the Women's Press Club of Toronto for the years 1976-1981 that document their organizational operations and activities. Comprised of three binders kept by members of the executive committee which include business meeting minutes, executive meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, and more.

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Executive member binder : Corinne Nemy.

Binder kept by Corinne Nemy during her term as president of the Women's Press Club of Toronto from 1976-1978. Includes open line newsletter, monthly program notices, business meeting minutes, executive meeting minutes, correspondence, AGM material, by-laws, officer duties, financial reports, membership forms, letter's patent for the club, clippings, and material relating to the Canadian Women of Note - Computerized biography project with York University, etc

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Executive member binder : Marjorie Rebane.

Binder kept by Marjorie Rebane during her term as treasurer of the Women's Press Club of Toronto from 1977-1979. Includes finances, business meeting minutes, executive meeting minutes, monthly program notices, open line newsletter and materials relating to the book Careers in Writing.

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Miscellaneous Biographical and Historical Research

Documents, mostly printed items, found loose among the other papers, containing information on the following: Kathleen Blake "Kit" Coleman, Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Kate Aitken, and a story on the 1947 By-Line Ball written by Ruth Hammond and Cay Moore Miller. Included is a May 1978 edition of Content: Canada's National News Media Magazine (Number 85) with a feature about Kit Watkins and an article regarding women journalists in the west, such as Isobel Armstrong, E. Cora Hind, and the Beynon sisters - Lillian and Frances Marion. Also in the file is information about Judith Robinson: a note by Kay Rex and a copy of News, the paper Robinson started during the war.

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Executive member binder : Shirley Teasdale.

Binder kept by Shirley Teasdale during her term as president of the Women's Press Club of Toronto from 1979-1981. Includes meeting agendas, open line newsletter, business meeting minutes, executive meeting minutes, correspondence, by-laws, forms, finance information, officer lists of duties and reports, and material relating to the book Careers in Writing, etc.

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Women's Press Club of Toronto: 1985 Gala.

Group portraits and snap shots of members, many in historical costumes, taken during a gala at Sutton Place in 1986 by Christine Marshall-Smith. Photos of panelists Jan Tennant, Margaret Weiers, Lydia Dotto and Vicki Gabareau are included. Oversize photograph (28 x 38 cm) is blown up, partially coloured black and white group shot of Doris Whiteside, Laddie Dennis, Roberta Corey, Corinne Nemy and Ruth Hammond in historical costumes.

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Special Events: 10th Anniversary Gala of WPCT

Invitation and announcements regarding the Women's Press Club of Toronto's 10th Anniversary Gala held on April 11, 1986 at Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto. A panel featuring Lydia Dotto, Vicki Gabereau, Kay Staib and Jan Tennant, moderated by Toronto Star Editorial Writer Margaret Weiers was advertised as part of the promotions.

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