Women's Studies : Broadcasting and Journalism

Title Summary
Hind, E. Cora collection
Cora Hind was born in 1861 and in 1882 moved to Winnipeg where she became the first typist in western Canada. She was Financial and Agricultural editor of the Winnipeg Free Press from 1910-1930 and was a recognized world authority on grain and livestock. She was a founding member of the Canadian Women's Press Club. In 1964 Cora Hind's portrait was hung in the Hall of Fame at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto. Consists of biographical information, two sound cassettes entitled "Between Ourselves", correspondence regarding purchase of same, and one autographed photograph.
Larrington, Jane Stuart fonds
Jane Stuart Larrington was a teacher, writer and editor, and was an early member of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club. She joined the Toronto Women's Press Club in 1914 and was a member until her death at the age of 97 in 1987. Contains ephemera relating to the Toronto Women's Press Club, information about Jane Larrington's membership in same, as well as photographs and ephemera from the 1955 Canadian Women's Press Club "Overseas Tour".
Long, Elizabeth fonds
Elizabeth Long was the first woman to hold an important executive position with the C.B.C., as Supervisor of Women's Interests. She held executive positions with many national and international women's groups. She was awarded a Coronation Medal. The fonds consists of correspondence, radio scripts, pamphlets, clippings relating to E. Long's work as a broadcaster, with women's organizations, and generally on women.
Rex, Kay fonds
Kathleen (Kay) A. Rex was a writer and reporter who worked for the Canadian Press, the CBC, and the Globe and Mail, among others. Upon retirement from the Globe and Mail, Rex became president of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Authors Association. At this time, she also began research on a history of the Canadian Women's Press Club of which she was a member. The fonds contains materials relating to the personal, family, and professional life of Kay Rex: correspondence, photographs, ephemera, artifacts, clippings, notes, etc.
Wallace, Claire fonds
Claire Wallace was a broadcaster born in Orangeville, Ontario in 1906. In 1942 she switched from CFRB (Toronto) to CBC Radio, and thus became the first woman to broadcast nationally. In 1946 Claire Wallace won the Beaver Award as Canada's top woman commentator. For several years she ran Claire Wallace Travel Bureau in Toronto and worked to raise money for several charities. The fonds consists of scrapbooks which contain radio scripts, correspondence, clippings, etc. relating to her career as a broadcaster and also to her Travel Bureau.
Women's Press Club of Toronto
The Canadian Women's Press Club was founded in 1904. The Toronto Branch was founded in 1909, one of 15 regional branches organized over the years. The Club remained active until the 1990's, counting as members most Canadian women journalists of note. The fonds contains materials collected by and sent to Kay Rex for the purpose of writing a history of the Canadian Women's Press Club, as well as records of the Toronto Branch given into her keeping when the Club ceased operation. These joined the book collection of the C.W.P.C. which was donated to the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room in 1977.