Nellie Langford Rowell Library

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Nellie Langford Rowell Library

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"The Nellie Langford Rowell Library began its existence in 1969 with the collections of documents by the radical feminist group Toronto New Feminists. This group disbanded in 1973 and its library collection was moved the Women's Place on Dupont Street in Toronto. Afterwards, the collection was handed over to the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Metropolitan Toronto on Birth Street.
Upon Birch Street's Y's closure, the documents were put in storage. Joanna Stuckley, the library's first organizer, a faculty member and an advisor to the President on the Status of Women at York's University, was able to arrange for the library to be moved to York University as the York-YWCA Collection. York University has provided a budget to cover one third of its library expenses. In 1985, 1987 and 1994, a donation by Mary Coyne Rowell, through the Jackman Foundation, enabled Founder's College to establish the library on a permanent basis. The library was renamed to honour Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman's mother, Nellie Langford Rowell.
La bibliothèque Nellie Langford Rowell a commencé son existence en 1969 avec les collections de documents du groupe féministe radical Toronto New Feminists. Ce groupe s'est dissous en 1973 et sa collection a été transférée au Women's Place, rue Dupont, à Toronto. Par la suite, la collection a été remise à la Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) du Toronto métropolitain, rue Birth.
À la fermeture du Y de Birch Street, les documents ont été entreposés. Joanna Stuckley, la première organisatrice de la bibliothèque, membre de la faculté et conseillère du président sur le statut des femmes à l'université de York, a pu faire en sorte que la bibliothèque soit transférée à l'université de York sous le nom de York-YWCA Collection. L'université de York a fourni un budget pour couvrir un tiers des dépenses de la bibliothèque. En 1985, 1987 et 1994, un don de Mary Coyne Rowell, par l'intermédiaire de la Fondation Jackman, a permis au Founder's College d'établir la bibliothèque de façon permanente. La bibliothèque a été rebaptisée en l'honneur de la mère de Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman, Nellie Langford Rowell."


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