Collection F-166 - Women's movement collection (Anne Roberts collector)

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Women's movement collection (Anne Roberts collector)

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title of the collection is based on its contents and the name of the collector.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1969 - 1975 (Creation)
    Roberts, Anne

Physical description area

Physical description

13 cm of textual records
13 newspapers

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Anne Roberts became a member of the Vancouver Women's Caucus in 1969. She worked on The Pedestal, a feminist newspaper published by the Women's Caucus, and participated in the working women's group. Roberts played a key role in organizing the Indo-Chinese Women's Conference, held in Vancouver in 1971. The conference brought together Canadian, American, and Indo-Chinese women to protest the Vietnamese War. Roberts was interviewed by Frances Wasserlein for her 1990 master's thesis, "An Arrow Aimed at the Heart" The Vancouver Women's Caucus and the Abortion Campaign 1969-1971. The transcript of that interview is contained in the Frances Wasserlein fonds, F-162.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fonds consists of material acquired by Anne Roberts as a member of Vancouver Women's Caucus. Includes minutes, correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, reprints, news clippings, briefs, position papers, copies of The Pedestal, and other documents.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Anne Roberts gave the material to Frances Wasserlein for use in her thesis and for subsequent donation to the Archives. Roberts formally donated the material in 2002.


The materials were arranged by the Archivist.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

The files are open with no restrictions.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

A file list is available for the textual records and an item list is available for the periodicals.

A short biographical account of Anne Roberts from Frances Wasserlein's thesis is available in the hard copy version of the finding aid maintained in the Archives Reading Room.

Finding aid

Associated materials

Also see the inventories for the Frances Wasserlein fonds, F-162; Andrea Lebowitz's women's movement collection, F-164; and Candace Parker's women's movement collection, F-165.

Related materials


All accessions have been processed as of March 2006. No further accruals are expected.

General note


Copyright subsists in all or some of the records and the donor, Anne Roberts, has retained copyright ownership. Generally, the donor only owns copyright to the works s/he authored and not necessarily to all the records that comprise this fonds or collection. The Archives can make a single copy only for private study, research, or other fair dealing use by a patron. The donor has granted the Archives permission to release her contact information to those researchers wishing to ask permission to copy and use the copyright protected materials for a different purpose. Speak with the Reference Archivist for details.

Alternative identifier(s)

Wikidata identifier


Wikidata URL

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions



Level of detail


Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (March 2002); revised by Lisa Beitel (March 2006); new item-numbering system implemented (Novebmer 2012).

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres