New Brunswick Women's History Project

Wednesday, July 28 2010

New Brunswick Women's History Project

Finding sources is one of the most significant challenges faced by historians who study women's political activism since the 1970s. There are some records in provincial archives, but most of the records that document the history of the women's movement are held by the organizations. Basements of women's centres, sexual assault centres, and activists are treasure troves for historians of the contemporary women's movement. This project will help researchers find these records by providing contact  information about the organization, the mandate and key role of the group, and a brief description of the size and content of the records. The information gathered will be part of an On-line Guide to Atlantic Canadian Women's Organizations, available at the Atlantic Canada Portal, a bilingual website designed to support research related to Atlantic Canada. The guide will be a finding aid for researchers interested in women's  history in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and PEI. The website will guide researchers to archival sources and other electronic sources, but its key innovation will be as a digital guide for privately held records.

Many N.B. women's groups have already been contacted, but if you have not and want to participate in the project, please contact Nancy Janovicek at (506) 458-7418 or (506) 474-0873, E-mail or fill out the form on-line at:

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