Exhibit : Women's Studies at York

The Archives has facilitated the creation of a new resource guide and exhibit highlighting York University's archival holdings in Women's Studies, launched to celebrate International Women's Day.


08 March - 31 March 2010


Scott Library, 2nd floor atrium


As part of the larger York University 50th Anniversary celebrations, the graduate programme in Women's Studies undertook the revision and updating of a thematic guide to material in the archives that relates to women and Women's Studies.  The original document, created in 1991, was updated to reflect developments in Women's Studies and feminisms at York University and to highlight the rich variety of documentation housed at the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections.

Part of this project included the creation of a complementary exhibit of materials that highlight the history of the Women's Studies department at the university, and women's history in general, using archival materials.

Materials were drawn from:

Toronto Telegram fonds

Didi Khayatt collection    (*not yet catalogued, inventory available upon request)

Ruth Dworin collection

Federation of Women's Teachers Association of Ontario (FWTAO) fonds  (*file list available from archives upon request)

Lady Victoria Welby fonds

Tessera fonds

Marilou McPhedran fonds