Long, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Long fonds.  - 1949-1971.

164 cm of textual records.

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Elizabeth Dundas Long (1891-1978) was a Canadian journalist and broadcaster who was head of the Women's Talks Department at CBC. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 10, 1891, Long was educated at the University of Manitoba where she received her MA in English Poetry. In 1920, she began working as Reporter of Women's Activities for the Winnipeg Tribune and in 1922 became Editor of the Social and Women's Department at the Winnipeg Free Press. Long worked there until 1926 when she became Associate Editor of the Free Press Prairie Farmer. In 1938, Long joined the CBC, the first woman to be hired by the CBC in an executive capacity, as head of women's interests. She later worked as special advisor to the CBC on women's interests until her retirement in 1956. During this time, and in her retirement years, she held many positions such as Vice President of the International Council of Women. Long died in 1978.


Fonds consists primarily of materials accumulated by Elizabeth Long relating to women and women's issues. Includes clippings files on famous women and women's issues, radio letters from her programming, correspondence and materials relating to her activities.

Fonds is arranged in series as follows:

  1. Correspondence;
  2. Radio Broadcasts;
  3. Activities;
  4. Biographies of Women;
  5. Subject Files.


  • Title from the contents of the fonds.
  • Extent is measured in linear metres of shelf space as occupied by the fonds.
  • Donated by Elizabeth Long as part of the Lady Aberdeen Collection.
  • Many Women's Archives have related materials.

Call number: WA 14