Fonds F-117 - Women's Cultural Exchange fonds

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Women's Cultural Exchange fonds

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F-117

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  • 1976 - 1977 (Creation)
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    Women's Cultural Exchange

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13 cm of textual records

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The Women's Cultural Exchange incorporated under the Societies Act in October 1976. Its objectives were to promote an appreciation of women involved in cultural endeavors in the community; to establish a common space for women who wish to share and exchange their skills, arts and resources in a congenial setting; to facilitate self-help through skill-building workshops, meetings and other educational activities; and, to further communication in order to develop a more cohesive women's community. A space was found at 217 East 16th Avenue and opened April 15, 1977. The Exchange hosted film nights, art exhibits, workshops, readings, performances and other like activities. After five months the Exchange shut down due to lack of revenue and an insufficient number of women in the Exchange collective to run the establishment effectively.

Custodial history

The records of the Women's Cultural Exchange were given to Margo Dunn when the organization ceased to function. They were retained in Ms. Dunn's custody until donated to the Simon Fraser University Archives.

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Fonds consists of records generated by the Women's Cultural Exchange in the process of establishing the society, finding a location, opening, and using the space to fulfill their mandate to provide a cultural centre for women. Records reflect the incorporation of the society, minutes of meetings, membership, events, and finances. Includes constitution, certificates of incorporation, minutes, agenda, correspondence, membership lists, account book, scrap book, and ephemera.

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Some files may contain personal or confidential information. Access to these files may be restricted as stipulated by Archives policy or the donor. Files marked 'pending review' must be reviewed by an archivist prior to release, and as a result of the review access restrictions may apply. Please see the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.

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All accessions have been processed as of September 2002. No further accruals are expected.

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Finding aid prepared by Krisztina Laszlo, Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (December 1999).

Updated by Richard Dancy (March 2006).

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