Victoria Women's Movement
Fonds, A-P


BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counselling Programs

BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance
and Counselling Programs fonds.


7 cm of textual records.

The BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counseling Programs was established in 1992 to provide education, coordination and support to Specialized Victim Assistance Programs, Sexual Assault / Women Assault Centres, Stopping the Violence Counselling Programs and other similar programs. The Association is funded primarily by the BC Ministry of Women's Equality and the BC Attorney-General.

The fonds consists of the following series: constitution and bylaws, annual reports, special project reports and posters.

Title based on contents of fonds.
No restrictions.

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Everywoman's Books

Everywoman's Books fonds.


94 cm of textual records.
3 posters.

Everywoman's Books was established in 1975, in response to the women's liberation movment,in order to sell feminist literature. The store opened on Oak Bay Avenue, and moved to Johnson Street in 1979. In 1994, the store moved 2 doors down to the present location. The store is unique in Canada because it is the last remaining feminist bookstore that is run by an all-volunteer collective.

The fonds consists of logbooks, minutes and agenda, synoptic journals, comments and suggestions for new books, correspondence, administrative subject files, newspaper clippings, and 3 posters for a display, "In the beginning, 1975..."

Title based on contents of fonds.
Donated by Everywoman's Books in 1995.
Inventory available with file level control.

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Fulton, Gordon, Collector

Burning Man Women photograph collection.


1 folder. -- 1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 30 cm.

The photograph of a partially clothed woman and her naked child became a focus of censorship issues for the University of Victoria Student Society sponsored Womyn's Publication Netwerk newspaper. The photograph was taken at1999 Burning Man festival by Lincoln Clarkes, and was purchased by Gordon Fulton at the Valentine Groove Fest 2000.

The collection consists of 1 framed photograph; related issue of the Womyn's Publication Netwerk newspaper, Monday magazine story and letters, and an article on the Burning Man festival.

Title based on contents of collection.
Copyright of photograph is held by Lincoln Clarkes.

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Hammond, Evelyn, 1920-1996

Evelyn Hammond fonds.


90 cm of textual records.

Evelyn Hammond was born and raised in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and was inspried by her father, who helped the homeless and unemployed whenever he could. She moved to Victoria in 1973 and became involved in several groups: Together Against Poverty, Vancouver Island Human Rights Association, Status of Women Action Group. She was also a Court Monitor for Victoria court cases involving violence against women and children. Hammond died in 1996. The fonds was transferred to the Victoria Council of Women after Hammond's death, and then donated to the University of Victoria Archives.

The fonds consists of material documenting Hammond's work as a Court Monitor including: clipping files on court cases, filed by date; general clipping files, by subject; and case books arranged by name of offender and date plus an extensive pamphlet collection on family violence and sex crimes. The case books include unidentified court coding, and colour coding.


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Kenwood, Eileen

Eileen Kenwood fonds.


52 cm of textual records.

Eileen Kenwood was an active member of the Victoria Voice of Women who was interested in global peace and environmental issues. She developed research files, and collected a wide variety of newsletters and pamphlets by various peace and environmental organizations.

The fonds consists of research files arranged in alphabetical order; a selection of file titles includes: Alternate energy, Clayoquot Resource Centre, Dubé Symposium, Insecticides, Military, Seed banks, Tooth survey form, UVic -- Dangerous organisms, and Voice of Women. The newsletters and pamphlets have been transferred to the Voice of Women pamphlet collection.

Title based on contents of fonds.
Donated in 1996.
Inventory available with file level control.

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Lesbianews fonds.


13 cm of textual records.

Lesbianews was established as a newsletter in 1989 to provide a public and safe forum for lesbian communication and exploration in poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. The first issue included the editorial policy, which stated that anything submitted would be printed, unless the editor considered it to be racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist, classist, able-bodyist, anti-semitic, or a personal attack. A previous lesbian newsletter in the Victoria area was entitled, Flagrant. The first editor was Debby Gregory. The February and March issues of 1993 were entitled, Ellenews.

The fonds consists of newsletters.


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McKenzie, Barbara

Barbara McKenize fonds.


26 cm of textual records. -- 5 photographs.

Barbara McKenzie was a warden in the Victoria Civilian Protection Area, 1941; a volunteer for Civil Defence Canada in 1945; took a course in anti-gas protection at the Gordon Head Camp, Victoria, in 1942; took several courses in first aid and home nursing from the Victoria Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Corps, 1942-45; and qualified as an instructor in Civil Defence rescue operations at Arnprior, Ontario, in 1955.

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, examination questions, course notes and readings, and civil defence pamphlets related to her training.

Title based on contents of fonds.
File list available.

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Morley, Mona, 1916-1996

Mona Morley fonds.


33 cm of textual records.

Mona Morley was raised in Kamloops, BC by her parents Henry L. Morley and Frances Emily Hope Ford Morley. Her parents were married in 1907. Morley moved to Victoria in 1939, where she attended Victoria College from 1939-41. During the 1950s, she became "Novice Ruth" at the Convent of the Epiphany in Truro, Cornwall, where she did liturgical embroidery work. She later returned to Victoria, and was active at St Barnabas Anglican Church, and Christ Church Cathedral.

The fonds consists of diaries and correspondence. The diaries (personal diaries, travel diaries, "Novice Ruth" diaries) provide an extensive record of her personal reflections on her activities and views from 1931-50, after which time they become less comprehensive. The correspondence includes some inward correspondence, and transcribed copies of outward correspondence from 1949-55.

Title based on contents of fonds.
Donated in 1996, in accordance with Mona Murray's will.
Box list available.

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Praxis-Nexus Conference (1996 : University of Victoria B.C.)

Praxis-Nexus Conference fonds.


30 cm of textual records. -- 1 videocassette.

The conference was held January 18-20, 1996 to examine feminist methodology, theory and community. The keynote speaker, Maria Mies from Germany, spoke on, "Liberating women and liberating knowledge: Reflections on two decades of feminist action research."

The fonds consists of abstracts of presentations, minutes, budget and funding files, correspondence, posters, programme and 1 videocassette of the keynote address by Maria Mies.

Title based on contents of fonds.

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Prime Time

Prime time fonds.


13 cm of textual records.

Prime Time was a project for women in their middle years, which was sponsored by BC Association of Social Workers and YM-YWCA, Victoria, BC. The project was run by a board of directors, and financed by National Health and Welfare; and provided support to women regarding health and employment with a resource library, courses and individual and group counselling.

The fonds consists of newsletters, an impact survey, resources and services bibliography, a conference package, and a "Prime Time Information Kit."

Title based on contents of fonds.

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