Fonds MS-11-4 - Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

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Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds

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  • Textual record

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MS-11-4

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  • 1974-1982 (Creation)

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28 cm of textual records (29 folders)

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In the fall of 1975, the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee (NSWAC) was formed in Halifax by women wishing to work in a practical way toward the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of Nova Scotia society -- political, economic, educational, cultural, and social. Membership was open to all female residents of Nova Scotia.

Members' meetings were held roughly every two months to set policy and decide on major activities. Between public meetings, a Steering Committee of six to eight women (elected annually in September) acted for the whole committee, acting on issues as they arose and speaking for the whole committee. The committee was active in many areas, such as abortion, day care, education, equal pay, matrimonial property, and unemployment. In 1978, NSWAC received a grant from the Secretary of State and published the Report of the Resource Bank Project on Boards and Commissions Access Kit to Nova Scotia’s Boards and Commissions.

Custodial history

The records were received in two accessions -- October 14, 1980 from Kathy Moggridge and March 17, 1982 from Christina Simmons.

Scope and content

This fonds mainly consists of the publications, correspondence, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings and reports of the Nova Scotia Women’s Action Committee.

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The fonds is arranged into five series:

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  • English

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English.

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All records are open.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Further accruals are possible, but not expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Nova Scotia Women's Action Committee fonds, MS-11-4, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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