Fonds RBSC-ARC-1397 - New Democratic Party of British Columbia, Standing Committee on Women's Rights fonds

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New Democratic Party of British Columbia, Standing Committee on Women's Rights fonds

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1.6 m of textual records;18 sound cassettes

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The Women's Rights Committee was officially established in 1971 as a standing committee of the provincial NDP, but its roots date back to the 1962 Women's Committee. The general function of the Women's Rights Committee is to develop policy on women's issues and to encourage the participation of women in the political process. The Committee set up the Task Force on Older Women in 1979 to conduct research, hold hearings and make recommendations.

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The fonds consists of records pertaining to B.C. Women's Rights committees as well as to the Task Force on Older Women in British Columbia. Included are sound recordings (cassettes) of hearings conducted by the Task Force, steering committee annual files (1975-1983), correspondence, committees, conferences, subject files, newsletters (1973-1984), publications, ephemera and resource files. The Task Force records include administration files (1979-1983), correspondence, briefs, hearings, publications, ephemera and printed material.

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The New Democratic Party of British Columbia fonds (also held at RBSC) contains a series called Committee Records, which itself contains a subseries called the "Women's Rights Committee (WRC) records," containing approximately 1.09 linear metres of textual records and other material from 1980-2003 (1989-1996 predominant).

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