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Simon Fraser University Archives and Records Management Department Vancouver Women's Caucus English
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Women's movement collection (Marge Hollibaugh collector)

  • F-73
  • Collection
  • 1969 - 1970

Collection consists of two scrapbooks. One scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and other material that documents the Abortion Caravan to Ottawa in 1970. The second scrapbook documents Janiel Jolley as a protest candidate of the Simon Fraser Student Society for Miss Canadian University Beauty.

Hollibaugh, Marge

MA Thesis records

Series consists of materials used by Frances Wasserlein in producing her MA thesis, written between 1985 and1990, "An Arrow Aimed at the Heart": the Vancouver Women's Caucus and the Abortion Campaign, 1969-1971. The thesis topic was the history of the Vancouver Women's Caucus (VWC) and the abortion campaign of 1969-1971. The series consists of taped interviews with VWC members; transcripts of the interviews; notes; drafts; bibliographies; correspondence; publications of women's liberation organizations in Canada and the United States; a scrapbook compiled by Wasserlein during her research; copies of the VWC newspaper, The Pedestal; photographs; and other miscellaneous papers and publications.

Women's Caucus

Series consists of records relating to the history, organization, and activities of the Vancouver Women's Caucus. This group, which started at Simon Fraser University in 1968, moved off campus in 1969 in order to focus on broader community interests. Most active until 1971, the group eventually divided into issue oriented organizations. Includes minutes, membership lists, discussion papers and other documents.

Women's Caucus records

Series consists of records of the Vancouver Women's Caucus. The group began as the Women's Caucus at Simon Fraser University. In 1969 the group moved off-campus in order to reach a larger number of women. The activities of the caucus included demonstrations, discussions, and abortion counseling. It also dealt with issues such as jobs, education, and society's responsibility for children. In 1969 it founded the feminist newspaper, The Pedestal (later known as Women Can), and in 1970 it organized the Abortion Cavalcade/Caravan to Ottawa. Includes correspondence, minutes, articles and position papers.

Women's Studies and the Women's Movement

Sub-sub-series consists of photocopied material relating to the Women's Movement, SFU's early feminists, and the development of the Women's Studies Department. This material contains two numerical sequences of pages: from 1-166 and from 789-824 (with gaps). Subjects, activities and events documented include the Committee on the Status of Women for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; the Status of Women Council; the American Sociological Association; the Working Women’s Association; the Vancouver Women's Caucus; Edmonton's Women's Liberation Movement; President Pauline Jewett; Margaret Benston; Andrea Lebowitz; Frances Wasserlein; the Women's Studies Curriculum Committee; and the Women's Studies Program. Records include briefs, minutes, correspondence, discussion papers, magazine articles, newsletters, proposals, and reports.

Women's movement collection (Anne Roberts collector)

  • F-166
  • Collection
  • 1969 - 1975

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.

Roberts, Anne