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Leslie Woolcott collection

  • 97-020
  • Collection
  • 1983-1986

This collection consists of various documents relating to women's issues in Canada and third world countries. Included are correspondence and documents relating to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1985, and documents relating to the Kawartha World Issues Centre.

Leslie Woolcott

Margaret Laurence letters

  • 97-1028
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1986

This accession consists of three letters, one dated January 27, 1981, one April 6, 1982, written by Margaret Laurence to Mary E. Hamilton, a college acquaintance, and one dated September 8, 1986. In the first, which is a photocopy, Laurence expresses her delight in the book "And Some Brought Flowers...", a copy of which Hamilton must have sent to her. She praises the illustrations and the text and suggests that her delight be passed on to Mary Alice Downie and E.J. Revell, co-authors of the book. In the second letter, which is an original, Laurence graciously acknowledges Hamilton's use of a quote in publicizing the "Flower" book. She also comments on the possibility of being nominated for the Nobel prize, asserting that her body of work is much too slim. An additional letter from Laurence dated September 1986 and addressed to Elizabeth Ritchie was forwarded to Trent University Archives in 1999 by the Canadian High Commission in London, England. The letter had been found inside a book and concerns Laurence's prognosis of cancer and her desire to complete her memoirs.

Margaret Laurence

Peterborough Women's Committee fonds

  • 88-023
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1987

This fonds consists of records that were left when the Peterborough Women's Committee disbanded in 1987. The files provide a record of a decade of women's political concerns from a local point of view.

Peterborough Women's Committee

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds.

  • 88-008
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1987

This fonds consists of conference reports of the Eastern Ontario Regional, Canadian Federation of University Women and International Federation of University Women from 1960 to 1987. The fonds also includes various publications of the different chapters.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

Peterborough Women's Committee fonds. Additions

  • 97-013
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1987

This fonds consists of miscellaneous documents relating to the administration of the Peterborough Women's Committee. Also included is documentation relating to the project "Women Helping Women", as well as newsletters and annual reports.

Peterborough Women's Committee

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. Additions.

  • 89-003
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1988

This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence and minutes of the Canadian Federation of University Women conferences and chapters of C.F.U.W. as collected by the University Women's Club of Peterborough. There are also some documents from the International Federation of University Women conferences that were held during the forties and fifties.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

Eliza Jane (Hughes) McAlpine fonds

  • 97-1037
  • Fonds
  • [1988]

This fonds consists of a two-volume biography of Eliza Jane (Hughes) McAlpine, 1854-1938, written by her grandson, Wallace McAlpine, fifty years after her death. The biography contains the Hughes family history from the Napoleonic era, follows Eliza's parents to Canada in the 1840's, describes the marriages of her siblings, and gives a fine sense of life in Durham County in the early years of Canada's nationhood. Eliza's battle with spinal meningitis is recounted. The volumes trace the events, joys, and sorrows of the sizeable Hughes family, the accomplishments of Eliza's husband, Dr. John McAlpine, and the experiences with horses and subsequently automobiles. The extraordinary impact of Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" is described. The famous Sir Sam Hughes was Eliza's brother and some of his exploits are described. Eliza's tour of Europe is described as it took place just before the outbreak of World War I. Lt. A.A. MacLeod's story is told. There is an account of Lt. Col. Cyril D.H. McAlpine's fateful expedition in the Arctic; a biographical sketch of J.W.L. Foster who painted a portrait of Eliza; an account of M.P. Tom Stinson's visits with Eliza; Eliza's disgust with Vicki Baum; her pleasure in talking with Chief Paudash; and finally her death and its aftermath. The volumes provide a wide, varied sketch of the times in which the events transpire. Attached to the pages within the volumes are approximately 30 photographs, most of which are portraits, and are both in black and white, and colour.

Eliza Jane (Hughes) McAlpine

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. Additions.

  • 89-010
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1989

This addition to the fonds consists of membership lists, reports, minute books and financial material relating to the University Women's Club of Peterborough. There are also records relating to the Canadian Federation of University Women.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

  • 94-011
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1989.

This addition to the fonds consists of ledgers, annual reports, program information, and other records regarding the YWCA women's residence and nursery school. There are also many photographs, mostly from the 1960's, of events and of people, who were associated with the Peterborough Young Women's Christian Association.

Young Women's Christian Association

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. Additions.

  • 90-010
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1990

This addition to the fonds consists of slide-tape presentation material which includes tapes and slides with a list of contents of the University Women's Club of Winnipeg, 1974; CFUW Journals; minutes, membership lists, and a "Tribute to Margaret White", of the University Women's Club, Peterborough; minutes, reports, and financial reports, etc. of the CFUW annual meeting Edmonton, 1989. Additional records were added in 1991 and 1992 which include CFUW Journals, tributes to Mrs. Vera Hickey and Miss Mildred Bailey; minutes of meetings including the Annual General Meeting; tributes to Miss Helen McGregor and Miss Katherine Macdougall; the constitution of the club and the "Long Range Plan" of June, 1990.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

  • 05-001
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1991

Fonds consists of financial records, annual reports, minutes of Board meetings, 2 photographs, and printed programs relating to the Peterborough Women's Christian Association (YWCA).

Young Women's Christian Association

Peter Gzowski fonds

  • 92-015
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1991

This fonds consists of original manuscripts, research material, correspondence, and transcripts relating to Peter Gzowski and the "Morningside Show" broadcasts of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation as well as photographs of Peter Gzowski and other people. Also included in the fonds are business contracts and correspondence from listeners, to the show, from across Canada. There are also materials relating to Peter Gzowski's radio career.

Peter Gzowski

Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

  • 91-003
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1991

This addition to the fonds consists of original Peterborough YWCA incorporation documents from 1897, YWCA photographs, financial and business documents, and other records including audio cassettes with oral interviews and tea meetings.

Young Women's Christian Association

Young Nim You fonds

  • 01-1015
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1993

Fonds consists of a photograph of Young Nim You; various Korean church-related journal issues and extracted excerpts, many with hand-written English explanations; Korean pamphlets relating to women's involvement in Korean churches and cultural groups; and a manuscript and published article written by You entitled Korean Sisterhood and published in Newsletter: Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, March 1993. Also included are two posters and a calendar.

Young Nim You

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

  • 94-004
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1993

This addition to the fonds consists of annual reports, programmes, constitution, minutes and accounts relating to the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough. Some of the records pertain to the Drama Study Group.

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough

Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

  • 97-002
  • Fonds
  • [1930]-1993

This fonds consists of Young Women's Christian Association scrapbooks from 1976-1993, and a photograph of the YWCA swim club "The Silver Finnettes" from the 1930's. Also included are several identified and unidentified photographs of YWCA staff and volunteers, and of buildings. There are also slides of the staff, and miscellaneous slides.

Young Women's Christian Association

Crawford’s Grove Chapter I.O.D.E. fonds.

  • 20-001
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1994

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, certificates, membership lists, and committee by-laws pertaining to the Crawford’s Grove Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire in Peterborough, Ontario.

Crawford’s Grove Chapter I.O.D.E.

Rosemary McConkey collection. Additions

  • 12-002
  • Collection
  • 1825-1994

Collection consists of an inventory of land locations for early settlers and inhabitants of Ops Township from the initial survey of the township in 1825 to 1872. It includes census information and assessments of households, various voter's lists, many Ops Township documents and one map for the 1839 Assessment Roll. The collection also includes a variety of cookbooks, recipes, food preparation manuals for specific cooking devices, and research notes.

Rosemary McConkey

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. Additions.

  • 95-012
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1994

This addition to the fonds consists of minutes, treasurer's books, correspondence and financial records of the Ontario Council and the Peterborough University Women's Club. The fonds also contains journals, minutes and newsletters of the Canadian Federation of University Women.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

Bernice Winslow (Dawendine) fonds

  • 98-008
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1995

This fonds consists of a published copy of Iroquois Fires: The Six Nations Lyrics and Lore of Dawendine by Bernice Loft Winslow; a video tape of an interview of Dawendine by Donald Smith in 1993; an audio cassette of Dawendine talking, recorded in 1972; three reel to reel tapes donated [to Dr. Smith] by Helen Rothwell; and two cassette tapes, the first of which includes an interview of Dawendine by Betty Kennedy in 1963 and an introduction by Jane Coventry at the Ontario Camping Association, and the second of which is of Dawendine telling stories at Camp Waseosa. One additional file of correspondence and short story manuscripts, a box of 19 slides, and one cassette tape were added at a later date.

Bernice Loft Winslow

Margaret Love Bird fonds

  • 95-1002
  • Item
  • Photocopied [between 1993 and 1995]

This item is a 26-page photocopy of typescript of a letter of reminiscence written in 1910 by Margaret Bird, of Peterborough, Ontario, when she was an elderly woman. It tells of her abuse at the hands of her husband including one attempt to poison her. It describes her difficult life in late nineteenth-century Peterborough.

Margaret Love Bird

Stewart-Dunlop fonds

  • 94-007
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [between 1994 and 1995]

This fonds consists of photocopied correspondence of the Stewart and Dunlop families. Most of the letters are to Ellen Dunlop (daughter of Frances Browne Stewart) from Frances Stewart, Catharine Parr Traill and Harriet Beaufort as well as James Wallis. Also included is a Stewart family tree.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. Additions.

  • 97-005
  • Fonds
  • 1993-1996

This fonds consists of Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club conference reports, a book entitled "Seventy Five Years of CFUW", newsletters, a radio script, a speech entitled "Women Medical Pioneers", and other miscellaneous papers.

Canadian Federation University Women's Club of Peterborough

Bury's Green Women's Institute collection

  • 01-011
  • Collection
  • 1904-1996

Collection consists of three pamphlets, "Our Own Cookbook" / by the East Victoria Women's Institute, 1905, "Pioneer Gleanings from Verulam, 1867-1967" / by T.H. Martin, and "Bury's Green Branch of the Women's Institute, 1953-1993". Also included are items which were removed from a scrapbook: seven photographs, brochures, and several newspaper clippings relating to Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Lindsay, and Bury's Green, Ontario, 1961, 1984-1994. The photographs include Women's Institute members such as Nan McGhee, Phyllis Fell, Esther Humphries, Laura Flett, Mrs. Tiers, Clara Flett, and Grace Barker; also included are photos of Sherry L. Telford and Kim Chambers during the Olympic Torch Run, 1988. This collection also consists of a scrapbook entitled "Tweedsmuir History: Bury's Green Branch Women's Institute". Enclosed in it are approximately 70 photographs, a history of Bury's Green branch of the Women's Institute, maps, brochures, correspondence, historical accounts, and memorabilia, n.d. This collection also consists of research material for the Tweedsmuir History; Hand Books for the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario, 1949, 1971, 1983, and 1987; notebooks containing reports on the Tweedsmuir History, on Historical Research and Cultural Events, and on Education and Cultural Activities, 1953-1987; programs dated 1953-54 through 1993-94; 100th anniversary materials; and correspondence and brochures relating to an award given to a student at Fenelon Falls Secondary School, 1996.

Bury's Green Women's Institute

Leslie Woolcott collection. Additions

  • 05-009
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1996

Collection consists of reports, brochures and pamphlets relating to women and with respect to poverty, globalization, health, and education. Collection also includes the agenda and accompanying documents concerning the fourth world conference on women, 1995, Beijing, China, with references to a previous conference in Nairobi, 1985.

Leslie Woolcott

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