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1978-2016, predominant 1978-1980 (Creation)
- Diamond, Sara
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43 sound recordings
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The Women's Labour History Project documents the histories of women who were active in the trade union movement in British Columbia from 1890s onwards. The project was initiated by Sara Diamond, an undergraduate history student at SFU, who conducted the interviews. She received financial support from the British Columbia Summer Youth Employment Fund. Additional funding was received from many other sources, including The Canada Council, and the Federal Department of Human Resources. Diamond provides a description of her research methodology in a report included as Appendix A1, "Women's Labour History Project" (available in the hard-copy finding aid only).
The collection consists of 43 interviews conducted by Sara Diamond with women in the labour movement in British Columbia. The women discuss their childhoods, family lives, careers, social issues such as childcare and birth control, economic situations such as the depresssion and post-war employment, and the working conditions that led them to become union activists. A summary of each interview is provided in Appendix 1, "Women's Labour History Project" (available in hard-copy finding aid only).
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The original recordings were made on reel-to-reel audio tapes; for each interview, two additional copies were subsequently made on audiocassette. Audio cassettes were digitized to create .wav preservation copies.
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Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (August 1999).
Updated by Enid Britt (May 2006). Updated by Shyla Seller (August 2018).