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A Woman's Place records

Series consists of records of A Woman's Place Society, formed to establish and operate a house for women in Vancouver. The house was to provide a centre where women could meet to discuss issues and common problems, and to act together. The house would also serve as the focus for the development of several projects relating to childcare, health, information resources and legal aid. Includes constitution, correspondence, proposals, reports, logbooks, and newsletters.

Transition House records

Series consists of records relating to the Vancouver Transition House, and other transition houses in British Columbia. Transition houses were set up to offer a refuge for women and children forced to leave their homes due to violent and abusive situations. The goal of the transition houses was to secure the safety and health of the women and children in their care, and to ensure that they not return to unresolved and dangerous situations. Includes academic papers, articles, briefs, correspondence, minutes and publications.

British Columbia Federation of Women records

Series consists of records of the British Columbia Federation of Women. The BCFW was an umbrella organization for women's groups in BC; its objective was to bring about women's liberation through fundamental social change. Includes reports from various sub-committees of the BCFW, such as the BC Association of Non-Status Women, Rights of Women in Prison, Rights of Lesbians, and others. Also includes the BCFW constitution, correspondence, newspapers, agendas, standing committee reports, newsletters, handbooks and an audio recording (on 8 audio cassettes) of a BCFW Standing Committee meeting in October 197[5].

Women's Centres - Newsletters

Series consists of newsletters from various women's centres across Canada. Although diverse in scope, women's centres are similar in that they exist to provide services specifically for women. Included are newsletters from British Columbia women's centres in Aldergrove, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, SFU, Vancouver, and Victoria. Includes newsletters from centres in Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon.

Subject files

Series consists of files relating to a number of issues, activities, and areas of interest to the women's movement in North America. Files contain material on such diverse topics as birth control, socialism, pornography, rape and beauty pageants. Also includes files on organizations, groups, and movements in the fight for women's rights, such as the Younger Lesbian Association, Women Against the Budget, Vancouver Rape Relief, Concerned Citizens for Choice on Abortion, the Childcare Occupation Forces, and others. Includes articles, clippings, newsletters, academic papers, reports, posters, calendars, and ephemera.


Series consists of a collection of feminist newspapers, journals, and newsletters documenting the women's movement in North America. Includes publications from British Columbia and the rest of Canada, the United States, and some examples from Australia, and England. Includes fairly extensive runs of issues of Kinesis (file 39, 1974-1987), Majority Report (file 47, 1973-1977), Off Our Backs (file 63, 1970-1980), and The Other Woman (file 67, 1972-1976).

"Rereading Room: The Vancouver Women's Bookstore (1973-1996)" Belkin Gallery art installation

Series consists of an audio recording of a January 10, 2018 panel discussion with nine former volunteers with the Vancouver Women's Bookstore. The panel was moderated by Alexandra Bischoff and Vincent Tao. It formed part of a reunion celebration held at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery on the evening before the opening of the exhibition Beginning with the Seventies: Glut, which exhibited Bischoff's "Rereading Room," a reconstruction of the Vancouver Women's Bookstore.

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Ariel Books records

Ariel Books first opened in 1974 as a private business focusing on books about women's spirituality, but switched to collective ownership and a more general feminist bookstore format circa 1975. In 1981, when the collective decided to sell the business, Margo Dunn and Janice Pentland-Smith purchased the store that was then located at 2766 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver. In 1983, Margo Dunn acquired her partner's shares and became the sole proprietor of Ariel Books. In 1991, Ariel Books moved to a larger space at 1988 West 4th Avenue, where it remained until it closed in 1994.

Ariel Books was one of two feminist bookstores operating in Vancouver during this period; the other was the Women's Bookstore (in operation from 1973 to 1996). Indeed, Vancouver was the only city in North America that supported two feminist bookstores simultaneously for such a long period of time. Ariel Books specialized in books for women in such areas as feminist theory, politics, lesbian issues, violence against women, assertiveness, psychology, parenting, birth and midwifery, fiction and the like. Ariel Books also hosted readings by popular feminist writers, and acted as an essential resource for Vancouver women.

Series consists of records that document the operation of Ariel Books from the period when Margo Dunn was owner of the store, although some records date to when the collective ran the store. Records reflect the purchase and organization of the business, daily logbooks, correspondence, events and general operational files. Includes sales contracts, financial records, correspondence, certificate of incorporation, inventories, catalogues, event flyers, promotional material and 2 fabric banners.

Subject files

Series consists of files that reflect a number of issues, activities, and areas of interest to the women's movement in North America. Files contain material on such diverse topics as unions, rape statistics, the British Columbia Federation of Women, the women's movement in Toronto and Berkeley, and feminist and homosexual periodicals. Includes correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, articles, reports, minutes, periodicals, publications, and posters.

General operational files

Series consists of operational files reflecting the general business activities of Makara magazine. Records reflect the development of editorial policy, distribution, contests, disputes with the post office, indexing, and subject files on International Women's Day. Includes correspondence, notes, distribution lists, articles, clippings, returned surveys, and contest entries.


Series consists of correspondence created and received by Makara magazine. Includes correspondence with contributors, rejection letters, subscription requests, and general correspondence.


Series consists of advertising and promotional material of Makara itself and records of advertising in Makara by other businesses. Includes correspondence, press releases, ad mock-ups, contracts, notes and promotional material.

Staff Association office files

Series consists of records created, received and collected by the Simon Fraser University Staff Association in carrying out its functional activities. Records reflect the Association's efforts to represent staff and advocate on their behalf. Also reflects communication with administration, involvement in university life, staff education, social and recreational activities, and the drive to achieve union certification. Includes file lists, constitution, correspondence, memoranda, financial records, agenda, newsletters, minutes of executive and general meetings, staff handbook, and salary proposals.

Collected files

Series consists of records relating to the Simon Fraser University Staff Association collected by a former archivist or donated from other unknown sources. Records reflect membership, publications, and information relating to efforts to unionize staff at the university. Includes newsletter, bulletins, memoranda, correspondence, agenda, and posters.

Faculty members

Series consists of files related to the appointment of faculty members. It includes correspondence, curricula vitae, memoranda and reports.

Administration and organization files

Series consists of records relating to the administration and organization of the Association of University and College Employees, Local #2. Records reflect AUCE's executive and general meetings, elections, financial statements, and various committees such as the strike support committee and the grievance committee. Includes constitution, by-laws, articles of agreement, contracts, reports, minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, memoranda, and ephemera.

Organization records

Series consists of records relating to the establishment, structure and governance of the Association. Activities documented include incorporation, policy development, and liaison with the provincial Ministry of Women's Equality. Records includes certificate of incorporation, constitutions, policies and procedures, and correspondence.

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