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Glenis Joyce fonds

  • MG 251
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2009

This fonds documents the career and interests of Glenis Joyce. The material regarding the Extension Division shows the growth and evolution of the Women's Program. Much of the material in the fonds deals with equity issues at the university and in society in general and includes pay and employment equity, affirmative action, women's rights and academic freedom. Joyce chaired the transformative President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women in the 1990s.

Emmie Ducie Oddie fonds

  • MG 232
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2003

This fonds contains material relating to issues of nutrition, home economy, rural life and consumer advice. It includes material relating to the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada and various branches of the Saskatchewan Women's Institutes, together with documentation created during Emmie Oddie's career and voluntary service interests. Additionally, this fonds contains material created by, collected by, or about Emmie's mother and sister, and their careers.

Oddie, Emmie (nee Ducie)

Allena Williams fonds

  • MG 514
  • Fonds
  • 1840-1843

This seems to be a complete day- by-day account of Allena Williams's life between May 26, 1840 and October 11, 1843 (Vol. 6). She was a regular churchgoer and a Sunday-School teacher. The diary notes various accounts of sermons and a service at St. Paul's for S.P.G. There are also accounts of concerts in Hanover Square Rooms, where there was music by Rossini, Schubert, and others, and Beethoven's Sonata in D. Minor finally played by Sterndale Bennette.
Furthermore, she was a studious and industrious woman who always seemed to have either a book or a needle or a pen in her hand, or to be singing or playing.

Williams, Allena

Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective ("Herstory") fonds

  • MG 133
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2005

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.

Saskatoon Women's Calendar Collective

Irene Poelzer fonds

  • MG 499
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1939]-2005 (inclusive) ; 1970-1995 (predominant)

This fonds contains materials relating to Poelzer’s life, her religious vocation, and her career as a professor in Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan. It includes materials relating to research, particularly on women in society; feminist Christianity; Metis and First Nations women in northern Saskatchewan, the impact of development and the retention of native culture.

Poelzer, Irene

Gwenna Moss fonds

  • MG 309
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2003

This fonds contains materials relating to Moss's career with the University, with particular emphasis on issues surrounding local and international issues relating to the role of women; to teaching in an academic environment; and to continuing education and extension activities.

Moss, Gwenna Mary

Margaret H. Pattillo fonds

  • MG 59
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1981 (inclusive); 1976-1981 (predominant)

This fonds contains a number of files concerning feminism and the status of women, including the Federal Government Advisory Council and the Saskatchewan Action Committee on the Status of Women. There are also several subject files containing pamphlets on topics such as family planning, marriage contracts, rape, sex stereotyping, and women in education, politics, religion, and the labour force. There are files on women in Canadian universities, the Saskatoon Business and Professional Women's Association, International Women's Year, Florence Howe, Edith Rowles Simpson, and the Saskatchewan Conference on Children. The fonds contains various publications, including "Federal Services for Women," "Status of Women News," "Towards Equality for Women," "Continuum," "Upstream," and "Canadian Newsletter of Research on Women" (later known as "Resources for Feminist Research"). This fonds also contains a binder of publications and ephemera from Saskatchewan's Golden Jubilee (1955).

Pattillo, Margaret H.

Saskatchewan Homemakers' Clubs and Saskatchewan Women's Institute fonds

  • RG 2109
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1985

The Saskatchewan Homemaker's Clubs subseries contains: Saskatchewan Homemakers Life Membership Books (1940-1972); addresses to the Annual Convention (1933-1967); records from local Homemaker's Clubs; Cash Books; and correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, handbooks, press releases and publications relating to the activities of the Association. The Women's Institute subseries contains correspondence, reports, minutes, publications and other records (1971-1986). Included are submissions to the Institute's creative writing competition (1975-1981).

University of Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Homemakers' Clubs and Saskatchewan Women's Institute

Department of Women's and Gender Studies fonds

  • RG 2049
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2010

This fonds contains correspondence, memoranda, working papers, publications and reports pertaining to women and their status.

University of Saskatchewan. College of Arts and Science. Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Sophia Dixon fonds

  • MG 224
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1990, predominant 1920-1950

This fonds contains materials relating to Sophia Dixon's interests in international relations; the various ideologies current in the 1930s and 1940s, notably labour and worker's rights, socialism, communism, social credit, and the rise of fascism during this period; local and international women's organizations, etc. In particular, this fonds provides a comprehensive record of the early Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) in Saskatchewan and Canada; the Farmer-Labor Group, Saskatchewan Farmer's Union, and United Farmers of Canada. Also included is a series of books and other reference materials collected by Charles and Sophia Dixon.

Dixon, Sophia Hansine Rossander, 1900-1994

S.A. Gingell fonds

  • MG 188
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1997

This fonds contains correspondence, memoranda, reports and other documents relating to Gingell's involvement in women's issues and gender studies at the U of S as well as addresses, published articles and reviews pertaining to her teaching and research activities.

Gingell, Susan Alison, 1951- ; (professor of English)

John Reeves fonds

  • MG 276
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1998 (inclusive); 1974-1977 (predominant)

This fonds contains images of Canadian women of achievement; most were taken during the celebration of the International Year of the Woman (1975) and formed part of the exhibition, "30 Portraits of Women."

Reeves, John 1938-. (photographer)

Don Cochrane fonds

  • MG 337
  • Fonds
  • 1950-2010 (inclusive) ; 1980-2005 (predominant)

This fonds consists of materials used, created, and accumulated by Don Cochrane relating to his academic career. It includes University of Saskatchewan administrative and course materials as well as files relating to the organization and operation of the Breaking the Silence Conference and the Certificate in Ecological Education (CERTEE) program. There are also a number of files detailing international study tours organized by Don Cochrane through the College of Education.

This fonds also includes a file of class notes which were created by Lorne Dignean, a student in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan from 1950 to 1951. Mr. Dignean was a teacher for over 35 years at schools around Saskatoon. He taught for the most years at Clavet School, where he provided a scholarship in his family name in 1999. Lorne Dignean died in 2018.

Cochrane, Donald B.

Phillips Family fonds

  • MG 619
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2019 (inclusive); 1952-1994 (predominant).

This fonds relates to the lives of siblings or descendants of RHD Phillips and Tanyss (Bell) Phillips. Robert Howard Daniel (“Bob”) Phillips (1921-2006) was a journalist. He joined the staff of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a research analyst, and later became the editor and publisher of the Western Producer. He married Tanyss Bell in 1951. Tanyss (1926-2016) was an economist who worked in the research department of the Bank of Canada, with the Saskatchewan Royal Commission on Agriculture and Rural Life, as a lecturer at the University of Regina, and as a contract editor. Both were alumni of the University of Saskatchewan.

Patricia Monture fonds

  • MG 539
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2010 (inclusive) ; 1980-2005 (predominant)

This fonds includes materials relating to Patricia Monture’s teaching, research, and professional activities on campus, as well as an extensive collection of materials relating to Indigenous rights, women’s rights, Indigenous women’s rights, the Canadian justice system, and how the Canadian justice system interacts with Aboriginal, female, and Aboriginal female offenders. The papers also explore issues of child welfare and domestic violence. A number of legal documents are included, as are materials relating to Indigenous self-governance, treaties, and the Indian Act. Also included are materials relating to Monture’s involvement in a number of national commissions including the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the task force on federally sentenced women, and the task force on the use of solitary confinement in federal prisons. Through Monture’s correspondence, it is possible to get a sense of what it was like working as an Indigenous woman in academia during this period.

Monture, Patricia

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