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Mary Augusta Fiske record book.

  • SCA93-GA63
  • Fonds
  • [187?-18?]

Fonds contains a record book belonging to Mary Augusta Fiske. The book contains recipes for cakes, sauces, and puddings. Also contains household accounts and several diary entries dating between 1876 and 1887. Attached to the inside of the front cover is a sepia toned photograph of an unidentified child. Next to it is a newspaper clipping regarding the death of Fiske titled "Death of Mrs. Gen. William O. Fiske".

Fiske, Mary Augusta

Parents' Information Bureau fonds.

Fonds consists of publications and ephemera issued by the Parents' Information Bureau, correspondence, biographical and autobiographical material about A.R. Kaufman in the form of clippings, reminsiscences, interviews, speeches, etc.

Parents' Information Bureau

Parents' Information Bureau Ltd. fonds : accrual 2005.

Accrual consists of material belonging to A.R. Kaufman relating to the incorporation and operation of the Parents' Information Bureau in Kitchener, 1935 to 1976. Includes letters patent, financial and accounting records, publications issued by the Bureau, photographs and clippings.

Parents' Information Bureau

E. Cora Hind collection.

  • SCA8-WA5
  • Collection
  • 1926, 1945, [196-], 1973

Consists of biographical information, two audio reels entitled "Between Ourselves", correspondence regarding purchase of same, and one autographed photograph.

Hind, E. Cora

Manuscript cookbook.

  • SCA72-GA41
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1867]

Contains one manuscript recipe book, in an unknown hand. One recipe is dated May 17, 1867. Contains recipes for mains, desserts, and home remedies for ailments.

Alice Mary Hagen fonds.

  • SCA7-WA4
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1975

Fonds consists of Alice Hagen's correspondence, clippings, articles and ephemera relating to her work in pottery and ceramics. Includes correspondence with Elizabeth Long regarding her part in painting plates for the Canadian Senate's gift of hand-decorated china to Lord and Lady Aberdeen at the emd of the former's term as Governor General of Canada in 1898.

Hagen, Alice Mary

Rota Lister collection.

  • SCA69-WA39
  • Collection
  • 1983

Typed draft of "The Anthology of Canadian Women Writers" edited by Rota Herzberg Lister. Includes one typescript which is primarily photocopies, with some originals draft of the work composed of notes written by Rota on the various authors and excerpts from the authors' writings.

The women included in the anthology wrote between 1760-1980 and include Margaret Atwood, L.M. Montgomery, Pauline Johnson, Susanna Moodie, Mary Quayle Innis, Luella Crieghton, and others.

It does not appear that the work was ever published.

Lister, Rota Herzberg

Amelia Alderson Opie letter.

  • SCA68-WA38
  • Collection
  • 1838

One holograph letter from Amelia Alderson Opie to an unidentified correspondent dated May 5, 1838 refusing an invitation.

Opie, Amelia

Victoria Mary Sackville-West letter.

  • SCA64-WA36
  • Collection
  • 1944

Fonds consists of one holograph letter dated March 9, 1944 from Sackville-West to Mrs. Leslie Hotson discussing the effects of war on South-West England.

Sackville-West, Victoria

Gladys Lilian King fonds.

  • SCA62-WA35
  • Fonds
  • 1919

Fonds consists of one 141 page carbon typescript of "Among the beavers: Canadians and others" by Gladys Lillian King. The work is a personal narrative of the work done by the Military Women Police in and around the Beaver Hut in the Strand, London. Also includes two photographs of King with others.

King, Gladys Lilian

Olive Ruth Russell fonds.

  • SCA6-WA37
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1979

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Dr. Olive Ruth Russell during the course of her personal and professional life. Includes biographical information, publications and transcripts of speeches.

Russell, Olive Ruth

Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Coburn letter.

  • SCA51-WA28
  • Collection
  • July 25, 1924

One item of correspondence from Charles Gaston Smith Jr. of the Harvard Club of Boston to Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. The letter is dated July 25, 1924 and in it Smith asks Coburn if she knows of any girls in real life that are of the same quality as those in her books.

Beulah Misener Alloway fonds.

  • SCA5-WA3
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1960

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, 116 letters, from Beulah Alloway to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Misener of Brantford, Ont. The letters describe her journey to Africa and her daily life and work as a missionary in Kenya. Also included are newsletters sent out by the Alloways, correspondence relating to Beulah's death, and 4 photographs.

Alloway, Beulah Misener

Mary B. Churchill fonds.

  • SCA49-WA27
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1859

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Mary B. Churchill (nee Brewer). Includes a letter from Mary to an aunt, a clipping regarding Mary's daughter, Harriet Churchill, and an autograph album.

Churchill, Mary B.

Suffragette postcard collection.

  • SCA48-WA26
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1900-1910]

Collection consists of 13 unused postcards concerning suffragettes and women's rights. Included are photographs of Christobel Pankhurst with Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence at a demonstration in Hyde Park, one of a suffragette in prison, a portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, and Flora Drummond protesting opposite the English House of Common. The remainder are cartoons.

Women writers manuscript letters collection.

  • SCA46-WA25
  • Collection
  • 1887-1925

Collection consists of 26 items of correspondence written by women writers, primarily of the 1920's. Many of the letters are addressed to Edward Marsh and St. John Ervine and concern a tribute to Thomas Hardy for his 81st birthday.

Maria Louise Clough scrapbook.

  • SCA44-WA24
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1887

One scrapbook kept by Maria Louise Clough while on a trip from Boston to England, Scotland, France and Italy in 1886 and 1887. The scrapbook contains cards, correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and realia (including plant material), and provides insight into the activities and tastes of a young woman from that period of time. Among the contents are: Cunard ephemera (including deck plans, menus, passenger list), theatre ephemera (including Henry Irving in Faust at the Lyceum), a cigarette, lace, Westminster Abbey ephemera, transportation tickets, a moving-part Christmas card, fringe forming part of the decoration of the funeral car of the Duke of Wellington, postcards, engravings, hotel ephemera, identified leaves and flowers, etc.

Clough, Maria Louise

Gwendolin.

A self-published book of recollections about Gwendolin by Susanne von Harpe. Gwendolin may have been a student from Laurier who rented a room from von Harpe while completing her degree in social work.

von Harpe, Susanne

Calendula.

A self-published book of recollections from the life of Susanne von Harpe. Includes memories of growing up in Estonia, Germany, South African and Canada. Von Harpe attended a writer's workshop at Kitchener Public Library hosted by Dona Massel.

von Harpe, Susanne

Autobiography.

One autobiography written by Hildegard Marsden covering her life leading up to and during the Second World War.

Marsden, Hildegard

The shepherd.

A short story by Susanne von Harpe written for her granddaughter Chantelle about her son Eyke (Chatelle's father) as a boy and how he looks after her in her old age.

von Harpe, Susanne

Short biography.

A short biography by Anne Dagg discussing her interest in giraffes, and her difficulty getting a job as a woman.

Dagg, Anne Innis

Return to Estonia: a continuation of my book calendula.

A self-published book of recollections from the life of Susanne von Harpe that continues her life story from Calendula. The book was written while von Harpe was traveling in Estonia as an adult and she reflects upon memories of her childhood. Also includes a draft copy of the story with edits and without images.

von Harpe, Susanne

Poems.

A collection of poems by Don Middleton. These include poems written about his time in the Second World War, including his time in the Colditz POW camp.

My visit at the castle Aya.

A self-published book of recollections about visiting the "castle Aya" by Susanne von Harpe. The castle is described as a large manor home near the village that von Harpe grew up in inhabited by the von Brasch family.

von Harpe, Susanne

Local manuscripts collection.

  • SCA430-GA501
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-2002

Manuscripts collected by Dona Massel by members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community. Massel taught creative writing courses and was involved in interviewing people about their experiences in the Second World War.

von Harpe, Susanne

Angolan missionary letters.

  • SCA429-GA500
  • Fonds
  • August 23, 1887-July 22, 1902

Three letters written by Marion Webster during her time as a missionary in Angola for the Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola. Her letters detail the history and geography of Angola, as well as activities undertaken by her. Also includes 5 envelopes from Marion Webster that do not correspondence with the letters.

Webster, Marion

NAPSAC NEWS

  • SCA428-GA498
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1981

4 issues of the NAPSAC newsletter spanning 1980-1981.

NAPSAC

Correspondence to Maryse Choisy by a sex worker.

  • SCA427-GA497
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1962]

One item of correspondence addressed to Maryse Choisy by an unidentified sex worker, signed "a fan." The writer of the letter states that she has read Choisy's "Psychoanalysis of the Prostitute" and encourages her not to make the mistake of making generalizations about all sex workers. In specific, she points out that she does not consider her clients lovers and thinks of them as no more a customer than a waitress thinks of diners in a restaurant. She also states that she is engaged in sex work purely for the money. As well, the writer notes that she has a pimp and that they have a positive relationship, are married, and enjoy a healthy sex life. They met while she was already working as a sex worker, and he was already working as a pimp and had no desire to change each other's profession. She also notes that they did not sleep together until after they moved in together. The letter is ended by noting that they eventually would like to settle down, and that they are saving to open their own bar or liquor store one day.

Zagar family photograph album.

  • SCA420-GA488
  • Collection
  • 1930-1955

Photograph album containing photographs and other materials related to the Zagar family with an emphasis on their youngest daughter Margaret Ann.

Photographs and ephemera in album cover the lives of the Zagar family from the early 1930s to the early 1950s. First sheets include photographs of the grandmothers, parents (Stephan and Wilma), twin oldest daughters (Rosalyn and Marilyn Ann), and youngest daughter as a baby (Margaret Ann). Rest of sheets focus on Margaret Ann and her development from early childhood to adulthood after having gotten infected with Poliomyelitis as an infant. Photographs include family pictures and celebrations, class photographs at the Gompers School for the Handicapped (located at South State St. and 123rd, Chicago), photographs of Margaret Ann's development at different stages, and photographs of family friends. Album also contains religious ephemera, school ephemera related to Gompers School events, and a newspaper clipping related to a function at Gompers School.

Zagar family

Ethel Carol and Anne Sewall Longfellow scrapbook.

  • SCA42-WA23
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1906

Fonds consists of one scrapbook assembled by Ethel and Anne Longfellow during their attendance at Smith College, Massachusetts between 1902-1906. The scrapbook contains correspondence, photographs, programmes, clippings, notes and ephemera detailing the academic and social life of the sisters.

Longfellow, Ethel Carol and Anne Sewall

Woman's Christian Temperance Union collection.

  • SCA419-GA486
  • Collection
  • 1892-1901

Materials created by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and collected by member Elizabeth P. Nichols. Includes materials from their activities in America as well as from the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union Conventions in London, England in 1895 and to the British Women's Temperance Association.

Woman's Christian Temperance Union

WAVES scrapbook.

  • SCA418-GA487
  • Collection
  • 1944-1953

One scrapbook kept by Ruth Beardsley, a member of the United States Naval Reserve, known as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). The album includes 86 photographs showing Ruth and classmates at training at Hunter College in New York a well as Oklahoma A&M College; Ruth with family and friends; the USS Woodworth; and a trip to Washington. Also included in the scrapbook are three wartime ration books from members of the Peterson family, two postcards to Edwin Peterson, a Petty Officer training manual for John Peterson from 1950, a clipping regarding Ruth visiting the factory where her father worked, an invitation to a party on the USS Kearsarge (CV-33) issued only to women, an Easter card, a certificate for Beardsley from the Maryland College of Engineering in Engineering Drawing, and a transcript of a broadcast given on CBS by Eric Sevareid on the day of the truce in the Korean War. The scrapbook itself features a drawing of WAVES on the cover.

Beardsley, Ruth

Reconstruction.

  • SCA415-GA483
  • Collection
  • 1866

Broadside of a poem delivered by Lizzie Doten on September 23, 1866 at Library Hall, Chelsea, titled "Reconstruction." The poem addresses then President Andrew Johnson and criticizes his approach to the South at the end of the American Civil War. She believed that Johnson was too lenient on the South and allowed too much wealth and influence to remain with Southern Confederate politicians. She also criticizes Johnson for being unconcerned with Black suffrage or the rights of Black soldiers who fought for the Union. She ends her poem with the rallying cry "...let the ballot finish with the bayonet has begun."

Doten, Lizzie

Booking photograph of Rose Pena Ventura.

  • SCA414-GA482-1
  • Collection
  • 09-22-1955

Two photographs on one sheet from the Sheriff's Department Los Angeles showing the booking photographs of Rose Pena Ventura. Ventura is seen in full length profile and straight on. The verso of the photograph indicates it was taken September 22, 1955 when Ventura was 32. Her aliases are listed as Rose Pena and Rose Garduna and she was arrested for the crime of abortion.

Sheriff's Department Los Angeles

Women's Suffrage Scrapbook.

  • SCA41-WA22
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1912]

One scrapbook including photographs, newspaper clippings and other items related to the women's suffrage movement. Also includes several newsletters of the Women's Social and Political Union, which was founded by Emmeline Pankhurst.

Mabel E. Neiley collection.

  • SCA406-GA473
  • Collection
  • 1918-1920

Photograph album compiled by Mabel E. Neiley during her time working as a nurse in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Album reflects the life of a Canadian woman who emigrated to the United States in the early 20th Century and worked in the medical profession during the First World War and the 1918 Influenza pandemic.

Album includes photographs and postcards featuring photographs of the experiences of Mabel E. Neiley during her time as a U.S. Army nurse. Photographs capture nurses in uniform at the hospitals and barracks, nurses taking care of patients, nurses socializing with each other and with soldiers, and nursing posing in different areas of the hospital facilities. Album also contains photographs of soldiers by themselves and official visits (including one of possibly Edith and Woodrow Wilson).

According to annotations in some photographs, images were taken at Walter Reed hospital (Washinton DC, U.S.A), Camp Gordon (Georgia, U.S.A), and Columbus Barracks (Ohio, U.S.A).

Neiley, Mabel E.

Julia McCarthy fonds.

  • SCA405-GA472
  • Fonds
  • [198-?]-[2021?]

Materials created or accumulated by Julia McCarthy during her professional and personal life. Includes journals and personal correspondence received by McCarthy, drafts of poems and anthologies, professional correspondence related to the publication of McCarthy's work, correspondence related to applications for grants and awards, awards received by McCarthy, interviews and articles about McCarthy, and work by and about other authors accumulated by McCarthy.

McCarthy, Julia

Lydia Dotto fonds.

Materials created or accumulated by Lydia Dotto during her professional life. Includes published and draft articles and reports written by and about Dotto in different media; reviews of Dotto's books; research materials and interviews; video documentaries in which Dotto participated, collaborated, or accumulated for research purposes; drafts of speeches; awards and certificates received by Dotto throughout her career as a science and environmental journalist and writer; and related photographs and correspondence received by Dotto.

Dotto, Lydia

Open letter from Québec feminists.

  • SCA401-GA467
  • Collection
  • [1971?]

Anonymous open letter created by a group of feminists from Québec outlining the outcomes from the October Crisis (Québec, October 1970) and the relationship between Québécois feminist movements and the Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ).

Letter begins by explaining the relationship between the FLQ struggle and women’s struggle. It then moves to an overview of the events that lead to the October Crisis and the invocation of the War Measures Act, while calling for an independent Québec. Later, it covers the effects of the October Crisis for the citizens of Québec in general, and for women in particular (retelling raids, questionings, jailing, and overall police activities and attitudes). It continues with an exposition on women's inequality in government and society. The letter finishes by appealing for support to the FLQ and the women’s movement.

Letter seems to have been written shortly after the invocation of the War Measures Act in October 1970, and a year after the Women’s Movement in Québec began (possibly refers to the Québec Women’s Liberation Front (FLF) created on December 1, 1969).

Bettie Bernice Wilson collection.

  • SCA399-GA465
  • Collection
  • [194-]-1991

Materials created or accumulated by Bettie Bernice Wilson and related to her years in the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division (1942-1945). Includes photographs of instruction and training sessions, of facilities, of graduating classes, and of Wilson and her colleagues; official documentation and ephemera related to Wilson's service and different events she attended; writings by Wilson and her colleagues; related newspaper clippings, and correspondence sent and received by Wilson.

Wilson, Bettie Bernice

Joan Hollobon fonds.

  • SCA395-GA460
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1937-2021

Materials created or accumulated by Joan Hollobon during her professional and personal life. Includes correspondence sent and received by Hollobon, published and draft articles written by and about Hollobon in different media, research materials, educational materials, tax information, drafts of speeches, and awards and certificates received by Hollobon throughout her career as a medical journalist. Also contains materials related to or created by Kay Rex during her personal and professional life.

Hollobon, Joan

Donna Jean MacKinnon fonds.

  • SCA394-GA459
  • Fonds
  • [1950?]-2020

Materials created or accumulated by Donna Jean MacKinnon during her professional life as a journalist. Includes articles written by MacKinnon in different news media and materials related to MacKinnon’s book Newsgirls : gutsy pioneers in Canada’s newsrooms (published in 2017), including research notes and interviews, drafts of the book in different phases, and records related to the publication of the book.

MacKinnon, Donna Jean

Camilla Young photograph album.

  • SCA393-GA458
  • Collection
  • 1946-[198-]

Photograph and scrapbook album containing photographs and other materials related to the early life of Camilla Young, an African American woman from New Jersey.

Photographs in album cover Young's life from her birth in 1946 to the early 1980s. First sheets include disbound pages from a commercial baby book written and illustrated by Tony Sarg (issued by New Library Inc. for Greenberg Publishers) filled in by Young's mother with Camilla Young's first photographs and baby accomplishments. Rest of sheets include photographs from Young's childhood, teenage, and adult years. Most photographs are ordered chronologically and range in fashion styles and locations. Photographs include family and friends gatherings, school events, celebrations and parties, holiday trips, and other moments in Young's life.

Album includes a newspaper clipping with an article about Young published in The News Tribune of Woodbridge Township (today the Central New Jersey Home News Tribune) from August 9, 1979, written by Donna Eastman. Also contains Young's certificate of merit for participation and outstanding performance in the Miss Black America Pageant of New Jersey.

Young, Camilla

Mabel Welma Fox scrapbook album.

  • SCA392-GA457
  • Collection
  • 1921-1923, 1925

Scrapbook album created by Mabel Welma Fox during her time at the University of Michigan (1921-1923).

Scrapbook is covered with correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, physical objects, and annotations that guide the reader through Fox’s university life.
Photographs are of Fox’s house guests, parties, field trips, prom, graduation, and members of the Betsy Barbour women’s residence hall.
Newspaper clippings and full editions include Michigan Daily, College News, The Detroit News Mail edition, and Detroit Free Press, as well as others unidentified.
Ephemera includes posters, invitations, tickets, and programs for events; place, calling, membership, and business cards; envelopes with receipts (including for tuition, lodging and rent, transportation, raffle tickets, and memberships); report and grade cards; poetry clippings and pages stripped from books; notebooks with course notes; cards and napkins; materials related to 1923 Commencement; and booklets for the University of Michigan Women’s League.
Physical objects include decorations made with crepe paper for different events, a pencil tied to a notebook, and a mini frying pan from a dinner event, and rose leaves and petals.

Scrapbook is housed in a production scrapbook published by the College Memory Book Company from Chicago (Illinois, USA) with copyright from 1918, W.M.W. Clay, and with the title “National Memory and Fellowship Book.”
Fist 25 pages of scrapbook include pre-printed sections used by Fox and/or her colleagues. Preprinted sections include annotations, drawings, photographs and ephemera (by students from Michigan, the United States, Japan, and China).
Pre-printed sections are:

  • Register of friends,
  • Faculty and Campus,
  • Student Hall of Fame,
  • Comparative Athletic Record,
  • School and Social Functions,
  • My Favourites,
  • Entertainments, Lectures, Plays,
  • Memorable Trips,
  • Clubs and Societies,
  • Professors I Have Met,
  • Dates and Doings,
  • Things Worth-Wile Noting,
  • Lest you forget.

Rest of pages are part of the same production scrapbook but do not show section titles. Some pages are left unused. And some items look like they were clipped from another scrapbook (including several items that were inside an envelope pasted to backcover).

Fox, Mabel Welma

Canadian Society of Civil Engineers photograph album.

  • SCA391-GA456
  • Collection
  • 1906

One photograph album kept by a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers documenting a Canadian west coast trip through the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The 120 silver gelatin photographs show images of interest to the engineers including elevators, irrigation works, mines, smelting works and power plants as well as the scenery of the Rocky Mountains and local people and wildlife. Of particular note is the fact that the party contained numerous women, not all of whom were wives. The front of the album has a pastedown listing all participants in the tour and the back a pastedown listing captions for all of the images.

Lucy Stone letters.

  • SCA39-WA21
  • Collection
  • 1883

Collection consists of two items of correspondence from Lucy Stone to Mr. Michards. The letters are dated April 19th and 29th of 1893 and ask Mr. Michards to examine the records of his organization and see what arrangements Stone had made with them.

Stone, Lucy

Forbes family fonds.

  • SCA388-GA453
  • Fonds
  • 1876-2017

The Forbes family fonds contains records related to the Forbes, Buck, Land, Wilson, and Kaufman families, predominately created, and accumulated by Betty Forbes. The material primarily documents the personal lives of Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes and their twin daughters Betty Forbes and Peg Forbes in Hespeler (now Cambridge), Ontario. This includes items related to their education, careers, and recreational activities such as camping. In addition, the fonds contains material related to extended family members and friends. Records include correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and photograph albums, press clippings, ephemera, diaries, and notebooks.

Forbes, Betty

The Woman's Bible.

  • SCA380-GA442
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1920]

Broadside condemning Elizabeth Cady Stanton's "The Woman's Bible" and the fight for women's suffrage. Published in 1895, Woman's Bible discusses Stanton's views that Christianity and masculine theology were some of the leading factors in keeping women from gaining rights. Although highly criticized both before and during its publication, Woman's Bible was a bestseller and was reprinted twice in the year after its publication. The broadside here was printed approximately 25 years after the publication of Woman's Bible, likely during the time that the debate on the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution was underway.

The broadside excerpts passages from Stanton's work in an attempt to prove that fears around women's suffrage leaders are founded. The unknown author also implicates suffrage leaders Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Stone Blackwell, even though neither had a hand in the publication of The Woman's Bible.

Andrew Telegdi fonds.

  • SCA373-GA432
  • Fonds
  • [196-?]-January 28, 2017

Material created or accumulated by the Honourable Andrew Telegdi related to his life and career. Records in this fonds document Telegdi’s early career as a bistro owner and rock music promoter in British Columbia as well as his experiences as a student at the University of Waterloo. In addition, the material records his work as an Executive Director for Youth in Conflict with the Law. Most notably, the fonds documents Telegdi’s extensive political career as a City and Regional Councillor as well as a Member of Parliament. Additional records capture Telegdi’s post-political career and personal activities.

Telegdi, Andrew

Irene Hancock fonds

  • SCA364-GA419
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1909]-August 24, 1932

Materials created and collected by Irene Hancock relating to the Women's Suffrage movement of the United Kingdom.

Hancock, Irene

Emily Bax correspondence.

  • SCA36-WA20
  • Collection
  • 1938-1939

Two items of correspondence from Emily Bax to a Mrs. Milner Wood of Woodman's Point on the St. John's River, dated June 3, 1938 and May 16, 1939. Topics discussed include Emily Bax's book, the World's Fair, the King's speech, and her daily life and plans.

Victorian women photograph album.

  • SCA353-GA405
  • Collection
  • ca. 1900

One photograph album kept by an unknown woman with pictures of famous women. The album is made with wooden boards which feature paintings of a sunset over water and a song sparrow with calligraphic poetry. Each page includes a photograph of a different woman surrounded by a hand drawn frame that speaks to her life and work. Women in the album include Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Lady Florence Baker, Mary Somerville, Emily Davies, Johanna Maria Lind, and Rosa Bonheur.

Senior wand work.

  • SCA341-GA386
  • Collection
  • 1906

One photograph album with 67 black and white photographs showing various callisthenic movements using a "wand." Each photograph includes a caption with the movement and position of the wand indicated. 5 photographs are missing from the album. The album is titled "Senior Wand Work" and dated 1906 by M. [Lucile] Adams.

Adams, M. Lucile

Martha Louise Black fonds.

  • SCA34-WA19
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1965

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Martha Louise Black relating to her personal life and social commitments. Includes correspondence, articles, clippings and photographs.

Black, Martha Louise

Women's domestic work advertisements collection.

  • SCA339-GA384
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1870]-[ca. 1950]

Collection of advertisement trade cards, primarily from the Victorian era, that show the role of women in the household and the defining of gender roles in the period. There are also 4 items from the mid 20th century that speak to the changing and expanding role of women at the time.

Home sweet home.

  • SCA338-GA383
  • Collection
  • 1884

Consists of one short manuscript with musings on the concepts of home and domestic life.

Emma Clough diary.

  • SCA337-GA382
  • Fonds
  • 1884

Fonds consists of one diary maintained by Emma Clough of Hudson, New York from the period January 10-March 19, 1884. Emma travels to Washington after visiting friends in New York city and her diary details her tourist activities in both cities. In Washington she meets President Arthur as well as Blanche K. Bruce the first Black Senator, Frederick Douglass, Belva Lockwood, Helen Gougar, Susan B. Anthony and others. Along with shopping, visiting acquaintances and attending social functions, in early March of 1884 Emma begins to attend suffrage meetings which are detailed in the diary.

Clough, Emma

Lady Aberdeen collection.

Collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, clippings, etc. concerning Lady Aberdeen and the National Council of Women of Canada's gift to the University of Waterloo Library.

Hamilton-Gordon, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks

A.R.H.

  • SCA328-GA372
  • Collection
  • 2017

Fonds consists of four prints titled "A.R.H." by Olivia Carvalho. The prints feature a portrait and handwriting of Alice Riggs Hunt.

Carvalho, Olivia

Jeanette Harper journalism for women scrapbook.

  • SCA327-GA371
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1941]

Fonds consists of one scrapbook created for a class by Jeanette Harper. The scrapbook deals with journalism as a career for women and includes sections on writing, types of columns, where to get information, ways of presenting stories, national journalism associations, qualities required for an editorial assistant position, suggested reference books, and more.

Harper, Jeanette

Women's Health and Abortion Project collection

  • SCA326-GA370
  • Collection
  • 1972

Collection consists of an envelope of materials from the Women's Health and Abortion Project of New York that was sent to Pat Larson of Boston. Included in the envelope are:

  • Health-Pac Bulletin March 1970;
  • Protocol and Responsibilities - Obstetrical Service;
  • Abortions in New York City 1970-1971;
  • Women and Health Care;
  • Know your hospital;
  • Women and Contraceptives;
  • Family planning and gyn patients;
  • A short reading list for women who want to talk to each other about their bodies and their health;
  • Are you on the pill.

Women's Health and Abortion Project

St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society minutes.

  • SCA323-GA364
  • Collection
  • 1889-1890

Two sets of minutes from the St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society. The minutes include lists of members, as well as debate topics and outcomes. Debate topics include work life, the railway, social services, roles of men and women, annexing Canada to the United States, and more.

Charette family collection

  • SCA319-GA359
  • Collection
  • [19--]

Collection consists of a handwritten recipe book kept by members of the Charette family, primarily Helen Charette and Ann Lauzon. The book also includes pasted and set in recipes taken from magazines and newspapers. Many of the recipes are indicated as being from other women, and names include Mrs. Baker, Bertha, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. McCollough, Mrs. Duchene, Mémé Langlois, Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Laramie, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. McClelland. All of the recipes are for food, excepting one which is a remedy for rheumatism. The Five Roses Cook Book is also included. The collection also includes personal passports of Ann Lauzon and Helen Lauzon.

Charette family

Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity fonds.

  • SCA318-GA358
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2015

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Includes records created by the centre, promotional items, and materials relating to events and activities supported by Glow.

Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Posters from the History of Contraception Museum.

  • SCA313-GA349
  • Collection
  • 1984

Collection consists of two posters from the History of Contraception Museum. One poster shows a variety of styles of IUDs and the other shows the history of birth control methods. Also includes a brochure from the museum that identifies some of the contraceptive devices.

Curiosa of conception.

  • SCA312-GA348
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1953]

Collection consists of five advertisements for Lanteen diaphragms and spermicidal jelly. The advertisements each feature a "curiosa of conception" which includes a fact about conception or childbirth and an accompanying woodcut illustration. Illustrations are by Antonio Frasconi.

Esta Medical Laboratories

Dorothea Palmer collection.

  • SCA31-WA17
  • Collection
  • 1931-1937

Collection consists of F.W. Wegenast's material relating to the trial of Dorothea Palmer. It contains correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts of court examinations, arguments used in court, research materials, documents, printed and published items, and clippings relating to the case Rex vs. Palmer.

Wegenast, Franklin Wellington

Isabel Ecclestone Mackay fonds.

  • SCA3-WA2
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979

Fonds consists of materials relating to the personal and professional life of Isabel Ecclestone Mackay. Includes primarily prose and poetry by Mackay, as well as photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks and ephemera.

Mackay, Isabel Ecclestone

Claire Wallace fonds.

  • SCA29-WA16
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1962

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Claire Wallace. Includes scrapbooks which contain radio scripts, correspondence, clippings and other material relating to her career as a broadcaster and also to her travel bureau.

Wallace, Claire

Arthur Lismer drawing of Elizabeth S. Nutt.

  • SCA287-GA322
  • Collection
  • [191-?]

Fonds consists of one charcoal drawing by Arthur Lismer of Elizabeth Styring Nutt of Halifax. Elizabeth was principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design in Halifax (later NSCAD) in the period immediately following Lismer's time there.

Lismer, Arthur

Recipe binder.

  • SCA277-GA298
  • Collection
  • 1932-1981

Collection consists of a recipe binder of recipes collected from newspapers, accumulated by an unknown person. Recipes were collected from the Toronto Star, the Guelph Daily Mercury, The Guelph Shopper, and others. Many of the recipes from the Toronto Star are from Jean Brodie. Also includes a candy recipe card from the Guelph city gas department. The binder that the recipes were stored in is a directory of Guelph businesses, ca. 1960s.

Alice Riggs Hunt fonds.

Material relating to the life, career, activities and interests of Alice Riggs Hunt. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, clippings, diaries and memorabilia. Correspondents include E. Sylvia Pankhurst, Carrie Chapman Catt, Jane Addams, and Romain Rolland.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Alice Riggs Hunt fonds : 2016 accrual

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt and her family. Includes correspondence to and from Alice, locks of hair, and photographs. The photographs document other members of the Hunt family including her mother Mary Osgood Riggs Hunt (1860-1953) and her brother Charles Warren Hunt Jr. (1888-1953). Also present are over 500 slides documenting Charles Warren Hunt Jr.'s trip around the world.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Alice Riggs Hunt fonds : 2015 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt documenting her personal and professional life, as well as her travels within and outside of the United States. Includes correspondence, ephemera, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, etc.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Ella Mutchmore Thorburn biography.

  • SCA269-GA290
  • Collection
  • 1957

One typescript (carbon, 9 pp.) biography of Ella Mutchmore Thorburn, of Ottawa, written by Charlotte Whitton.

Canadian Suffrage Association letters patents.

  • SCA267-GA288
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1912

Fonds consists of two letters patents for the Canadian Suffrage Association. One is dated October 20, 1910 and incorporates Suffrage Headquarters Limited and the other dated April 12, 1912, incorporating the Canadian Suffrage Association.

Canadian Suffrage Association

Elizabeth Long fonds.

  • SCA25-WA14
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1971

Fonds consists primarily of materials accumulated by Elizabeth Long relating to women and women's issues. Includes clippings files on famous women and women's issues, radio letters from her programming, correspondence and materials relating to her activities.

Long, Elizabeth

Alida and George Burrett fonds : 2014 accession

Fonds consists of materials relating to the personal and professional lives and interests of Alida and George Burrett. Contains materials relating to Alida's interests in women's rights and the environment, and her work with the Kitchener-Waterloo Status of Women Group. Also contains materials relating to the couple's shared interest in nuclear disarmament and George's work with the Waterloo Region Peace Network. Includes clippings, ephemera, financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, etc.

Burrett, Alida and George

Hall family fonds.

  • SCA242-GA241
  • Fonds
  • 1929-[195-?]

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Hall family. Includes one recipe book kept by Nettie E. Jestin Hall and one algebra notebook kept by Minnie Hall.

Hall Family

Emily Murphy fonds.

  • SCA24-WA13
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1989, predominant 1917-1933

Material by and about Emily Murphy, particularly relating to the "persons" case, her work as a police magistrate, material relating to a biography of her by Byrne Hope Sanders, as well as biographical material assembled after her death. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, notebooks and petitions.

Murphy, Emily Ferguson

Manuscript cookbook.

  • SCA236-GA235
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1800]

One vellum bound manuscript cookbook of unknown origin. Cookbook features approximately 50 recipes in at least fifteen different hands. Most recipes are for desserts, although a few are for savoury dishes and household products. Some recipes are signed. Signatures include: M. Moore, Mary Dawson, and S. Lowels. Also included in the file is an index of recipes and the original seller's note.

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