Materials accumulated and created by Donna Jean MacKinnon during the research for her book Newsgirls : gutsy pioneers in Canada’s newsrooms, published in 2017. Includes photographs, newspaper materials, handwritten notes and audio interviews, database searches, contact information and correspondence, and drafts of chapters of Newsgirls (oftentimes, these drafts were sent to the subjects of the chapter for corrections).
For twenty years, MacKinnon researched women journalists of the Canadian 20th Century. During her research, she conducted interviews, accumulated articles written by and about the journalists, and performed other research activities (such as database searches and bibliographical reads). Over the years, Newsgirls varied considerably. As a result, Donna Jean MacKinnon accumulated or created materials for journalists that were not part of the final project (for more information about the journalists covered, refer to the General Note in the notes section of this series).