File 20 - Miscellaneous Biographical and Historical Research

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Miscellaneous Biographical and Historical Research

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SCA121-GA94-4-20

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  • 1978-1995 (Creation)
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    Women's Press Club of Toronto

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(1904-[199-?])

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The Canadian Women's Press Club was founded in 1904 by a group of Canadian woman reporters returning from a complimentary trip to the St. Louis Exposition. The club was suggested by George Henry Ham, the CPR's publicity director, and the first president was Kathleen Blake "Kit" Coleman. The Toronto Branch was founded in 1909, one of 15 regional branches organized over the years. Established as a "craft club" to help and promote its members in the profession of journalism, the Club remained active until the 1990's, counting as members most Canadian women journalists of note. In 1971 the Canadian Women's Press Club became the Media Club of Canada, and the Toronto Branch of the Club became the Media Club of Canada, Toronto Branch. In 1976 the Toronto Branch became an autonomous group under the name Toronto Women's Press Club, later changed to the Women's Press Club of Toronto. The Toronto Branch ceased in 199? and the Media Club of Canada suspended operations in 199?

By the 1980's the Women's Press Club of Toronto had launched a history project and put Kay Rex, a long-time member, in charge of collecting materials and writing a history of the Canadian Women's Press Club to 1971. Her book No Daughter of Mine: The Women and History of the Canadian Women's Press Club, 1904-1971 was published in 1995 by the University of Toronto Press.

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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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Judith Robinson appears in photographs in File 70.

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