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Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective ("Herstory") fonds
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6.24 m of textual records and photographs plus card files
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In 1973, five Saskatoon women applied for and received an Opportunities For Youth grant. With little background in either research or women's history, they produced and published Herstory: The Canadian Women's Calendar, a calendar documenting the history and achievements of Canadian women. Since then, 50 women have at some time been members of the Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective; the calendar's 20th edition was published in 1995. When the Collective started, the field of women's history was relatively new: Herstory quickly became, and has remained, a Canadian best-seller, despite a two year hiatus (1983-1984) when one publisher's failure demanded a lengthy search for a new publisher. Each calendar contains profiles of individual women or women's groups, essays on issues, or highlights the work of an author or artist.
The resource files and much of the administrative material were stored in the home of one Collective member: these, and almost all extant working files were transferred to the University Archives in 1994. However, each member of the Collective has independently maintained her own working files; and is responsible for transferring those files, as well as any administrative records she may have been responsible for, to the Archives at the end of each calendar production year. Files from those individuals whose membership on the Collective predated the decision to transfer files to the Archives may be missing.
Scope and content
This fonds contains material documenting both the administrative history of the Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective (SWCC), and the Collective's research work in Canadian women's history. The administrative records include minutes, financial records, and correspondence; the research data includes newspaper clippings, articles, notes on interviews, and correspondence. Additionally, this fonds contains a substantial number of photographs, including portraits of individual women and documentary images.
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This fonds has been organized into six series:
- Resource Files
- Administrative Files
- Publication Files
- Working Files
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Material is in English and French.
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Some restrictions concerning copyright apply; please consult archivist.
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The published calendars are available in Special Collections of the University of Saskatchewan Library -- "Herstory", HQ 1453.H4 (Shortt).