Women's movement collection (Anne Roberts collector)

1969 - 1975
13 cm of textual records
13 newspapers

Biographical sketch

Anne Roberts became a member of the Vancouver Women's Caucus in 1969. She worked on The Pedestal, a feminist newspaper published by the Women's Caucus, and participated in the working women's group. Roberts played a key role in organizing the Indo-Chinese Women's Conference, held in Vancouver in 1971. The conference brought together Canadian, American, and Indo-Chinese women to protest the Vietnamese War. Roberts was interviewed by Frances Wasserlein for her 1990 master's thesis, "An Arrow Aimed at the Heart" The Vancouver Women's Caucus and the Abortion Campaign 1969-1971. The transcript of that interview is contained in the Frances Wasserlein fonds, F-162.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of material acquired by Anne Roberts as a member of Vancouver Women's Caucus. Includes minutes, correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, reprints, news clippings, briefs, position papers, copies of The Pedestal, and other documents.

Source of title

Title of the collection is based on its contents and the name of the collector.

Immediate source of acquisition

Anne Roberts gave the material to Frances Wasserlein for use in her thesis and for subsequent donation to the Archives. Roberts formally donated the material in 2002.


The materials were arranged by the Archivist.


The files are open with no restrictions.

Finding aids

A file list is available for the textual records and an item list is available for the periodicals.

A short biographical account of Anne Roberts from Frances Wasserlein's thesis is available in the hard copy version of the finding aid maintained in the Archives Reading Room.


All accessions have been processed as of March 2006. No further accruals are expected.

Related material

Also see the inventories for the Frances Wasserlein fonds, F-162; Andrea Lebowitz's women's movement collection, F-164; and Candace Parker's women's movement collection, F-165.

Other notes


Copyright subsists in all or some of the records and the donor, Anne Roberts, has retained copyright ownership. Generally, the donor only owns copyright to the works s/he authored and not necessarily to all the records that comprise this fonds or collection. The Archives can make a single copy only for private study, research, or other fair dealing use by a patron. The donor has granted the Archives permission to release her contact information to those researchers wishing to ask permission to copy and use the copyright protected materials for a different purpose. Speak with the Reference Archivist for details.

Note on preparation of finding aid

Finding aid prepared by Frances Fournier, Enid Britt (March 2002); revised by Lisa Beitel (March 2006); new item-numbering system implemented (Novebmer 2012).

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