Pro-choice patch

International Women’s Day

January 2023 - April 2023

Located in Room 301, Murray Library (UASC Reading Room)
Curated by Yashica Bither with archival assistance from Lindsay Stokalko

USSU Women’s Centre Coordinator Yashica Bither (she/they) reached out the University Archives & Special Collections with the hopes of curating a selection of materials to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023.   

The display contains materials from the following fonds:

Kathleen Storrie fonds (MG 186) – Kathleen Storrie - MemorySask [file list available upon request].

Kathleen Storrie was an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Sociology from 1972 to 1997 and was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the creation of the Women and Gender Studies Department.

The fonds includes materials pertaining to:

  • Ad Ho Committee on Women’s Studies
  • Status of Women at U of S
  • Equity needs
  • Matrimonial Property Legislation
  • Women in the Saskatchewan economy
  • Women’s Studies Departments in other universities
  • Publications
  • Indigenous issues
  • Labour rights
  • Women’s rights
  • Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
  • Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission filing vs. The Engineering Students Society re: Red Eye student newspaper


USSU Women’s Centre fonds (MG 140) USSU Women's Centre fonds - MemorySask

“The USSU Women’s Centre began in the early 1970’s as a place for women to gather with other women in a safe space, as well as access information on a variety of topics such as “abortion referral, auto services, birth control, day care, financial aid, legal aid, self-defense, single parents, travel assistance, vasectomy” and many more.”

The fonds contains material related to the administration, programing, and information services of the USSU Women’s Centre in its various incarnations as well as informational brochures, reports, clippings and reference material on a variety of subjects of particular concern to women.

You can view the display in the University Archives and Special Collections on the third floor of the Murray Library until the end of April 2023. Please contact with any questions.


 Book cover "The Person Papers: Birth Planning" with a pregnant doll looking in a cracked mirror.

 Cloth patch that reads "Smash Patriarchy"


Women's studies pamphlet for conference on development of Women's StudiesThe Birth Control Trial pamphlet cover

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