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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 97-020


Woolcott, Leslie collection. -- 1983-1986. -- 21.5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Leslie Woolcott is actively involved in women's issues. Through her research and community activism she has played a vital role in developing local knowledge and awareness around issues like racism, exclusion, and discrimination within Peterborough. Leslie was a member of the Canadian group which attended the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1985. She graduated from Trent University in 1994.

Custodial History

This collection was created by and in the custody of Leslie Woolcott before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of various documents relating to women's issues in Canada and third world countries. Included are correspondence and documents relating to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1985, and documents relating to the Kawartha World Issues Centre.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This collection was donated by Leslie Woolcott.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Finding Aid

Box 1


1: Women and law: miscellaneous reports and documents about women and their relationship with law in Third World countries, etc.

2: Women and prostitution: miscellaneous papers

3: Women and violence: miscellaneous reports and documents including a book "The Violence Free Family" by H.B. Danesh, M.D.

4: Women and discrimination: miscellaneous documents

5: Women and environment; women and daycare: miscellaneous reports

6: Women in general: miscellaneous publications and reports

7: NGO (Non Governmental Organizations): miscellaneous documents

Box 2


1: Miscellaneous documents and reports relating to KWIC ( Kawartha World Issues Centre) and to International Conference on Women in Beijing, 1985

2: Typescript of "Our Voices, Our Choices: Results of the "To Beijing & Beyond ..." project in Peterborough by L. Woolcott

3: Correspondence relating to Beijing conference, and KWIC

4: Same as above