Davis, Jo fonds

Davis, Jo.
Jo Davis fonds. - 1959-1990.

2 m of textual records.

The major focus of this fonds is Jo Davis' work as co-founder, vice-president, etc., of the Canadian women's group known as the "Voice of Women". Davis was actively involved from 1960 to 1963. The group still exists but Davis is no longer involved.


Included here are correspondence, memos, briefs, speeches and clippings which document the change in focus of the group from its early years--a change which ultimately resulted in Davis' resignation (January 22, 1963). Included on many folders or individual pieces of correspondence are Davis' notes, done in 1990, which reveal a unique perspective of early events.

The fonds also contains groups of papers documenting Davis' interests prior to her work with the Voice of Women (World Refugee Year), projects concomitant with VOW activities (Canadian Peace Research Institute and lnternational Cooperation Year) and projects subsequent to VOW activities (Harold King Farm and French Week). Small amounts of materials relate to Davis' current interests such as The Turnaround Decade Group.

In using this collection, researchers should be well aware of the interconnectedness of Davis' interests in the 1960's i.e. the Voice of Women, the Canadian Peace Research Institute and International Cooperation Year.


  • Title from content of the fonds.
  • Donated by Ms. Jo Davis, Waterloo, Ontario in February, 1991.
  • Restrictions apply to some files and individual items.
  • Finding aid available.

Call number: GA 81