Fonds Sound: Accessions 1994-004, 1995-009. - Nova Scotia Women's oral history project fonds

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Nova Scotia Women's oral history project fonds

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Sound: Accessions 1994-004, 1995-009.

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  • 59 audio cassettes
  • 5.5 cm of textual records

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Beginning in 1989 writer and broadcaster Marjory Whitelaw undertook a women's oral history project which she conducted in Nova Scotia. A similar project, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick's Women's Oral History Project, began in 1988, and was organized by oral history archivist Janet Maclellan Toole. Both projects were assisted by the Council of Maritime Premiers; the Nova Scotia project was encouraged by the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture, the Nova Scotia Cabinet Secretariat and the Women's Directorate of Nova Scotia. The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick provided transcription, supervision and fundraising assistance during the course of the project which appears to have ended in 1992.

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Material was held at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick until transfer to the Nova Scotia Archives in December 1993.

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Fonds consists of interviews conducted by Marjory Whitelaw with Nova Scotia women, including Dr. Enid Johnson MacLeod, Edith Comeau Tufts, Evelyn Garbary, Muriel Duckworth, Margaret Meagher, Elizabeth Rand, Dr. Marie Hamilton, Marguerite Zwicker, Elizabeth Ross and Pearleen Oliver.

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Originals held at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

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Women of Nova Scotia

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