About WRC

These documents were donated to the Thomas A. Edge Archives & Special Collections by Marilyn Assheton-Smith, who was a long-standing member of the Women’s Research Centre and other academic organizations in the 1980s and 1990s. Assheton-Smith and the WRC was primarily concerned with providing a home for the growing field of interdisciplinary feminist research, as well as being a gathering point and source of support for women’s groups in the community.

To assist visitors to our digital repository, we have divided our collection into three themes:

History of the WRC
    In this theme you will find documents relating to the Women’s Research Centre and its affiliated organizations, such as the Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, and the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. 

Feminist Education
    This theme contains documents largely related to the early Women’s Program offered by the University of Alberta, but also covers a variety of subjects which involve the education of women or education about women’s history. 

Intersectional Advocacy
    This theme was created based on the recognition, or presence of in the records, of the organization’s work advocating for women’s issues across a diverse spectrum of barriers, including socio-economic factors, international feminist issues/affairs, migratory status, race, language, sexual orientation, class, ability, and more.