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Susan Walsh fonds
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- Sound recording
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1981 - 1982 (Creation)
- Walsh, Susan
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5 sound recordings
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Susan Walsh received a Master's degree from SFU in 1984 for her thesis entitled "Equality, Emancipation and a More Just World: Leading Women in the British Columbia Cooperative Commonwealth Federation." In the abstract to her thesis, Walsh writes, "In the wake of suffrage victories, many early twentieth century Canadian women worked hard to make that equality meaningful and to extend it to all areas of women's lives. For those who predicted great changes, however, too few took their hard-earned rights further than the polling station. Most expressed their concerns and goals within the more familiar world of women's organizations. Helena Gutteridge, Laura Jamieson, Dorothy Steeves and Grace MacInnis were among the notable exceptions. While maintaining important ties with women's groups, they sought and won public office, pioneering important paths for generations of Canadian women to follow. These political trail blazers stand out for another important reason. They chose to establish their careers and test their political rights in a socialist party -- the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation -- pledged to sexual emancipation and equal opportunities for women. They were, in short, dual rebels -- as feminists and socialists -- in a sex and class-ordered world."
Archives and Records Management Department held the tapes without any documentation linking them to Walsh's thesis.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of the audiocassettes for five interviews conducted by Susan Walsh for her thesis.
Immediate source of acquisition
The tapes were donated to the archives.
The materials were arranged by the Archivist.
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Restrictions on access
There are no privacy restrictions, but for preservation reasons access to the sound recordings in analog format (audio cassette) is restricted due to the age and fragility of the medium. Consult the reference archivist for more information about accessing these recordings.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
An item list is available. An abstract of Susan Walsh's thesis is available in the hard-copy version of the finding aid, maintained in the Archives' reading room.
See also Susan Walsh's thesis.
All accessions have been processed as of September 2002. No further accruals are expected.
Collection includes 22 audio cassettes (originals and copies).
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (April 2002); updated by Enid Britt (June 2006); items re-numbered (September 2012).