Fonds MSS 309 (A1999-034) - Betty Nordrum fonds

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Betty Nordrum fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 309 (A1999-034)

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1.0 m of textual records, 45 photographs, 5 videotapes, 2 floppy disks

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(1946? -)

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Betty Nordrum graduated from Glenlawn Collegiate in 1964 and went on to train as a registered nurse from 1968-1976. She attained the position of nursing supervisor and worked in that capacity from 1976-1987. Two years later, Nordrum left the nursing profession to work as a Researcher and then a Policy Analyst for the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council (1990 - present) As well, she held a number of positions with the Junior League Organization at the local, national and international level. Both her career and volunteer commitments involved a great deal of committee work, liaison and conference development. Through this work, Nordrum became a specialist in women’s issues.

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Acquired from Betty Nordrum when she left her position with the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council.

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The collection consists of textual records in the form of published documents, correspondence and working papers reflective of Nordrum’s involvement with women’s organizations and activities. In her capacity as policy analyst and Junior League member, Nordrum participated in a variety of organizations dedicated to addressing issues of gender equality, empowerment and access. The type of groups and the issues on her agenda were conditioned by events, such as the Meech Lake Accord hearings and the murder of fourteen women in Montreal. Most notably, she was involved in the creation of an organization whose purpose was assisting women enter the political arena. Overall, the fonds provides some useful insight into the concerns of women in the 1980s and 90s and their collective attempts to address inequities.

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Finding aid created by Jeanette Mockford (October 14, 2009 and February 16, 2010). Encoded by Jeanette Mockford (October 14, 2009 and February 16, 2010). Finding aid converted by Justin Fuhr (July 2016).
Revised by N. Courrier (September 2019).

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