New Archive Acquisition: Isis Women & Film fonds

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Monday, January 17, 2022
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive is pleased to announce that Moira Simpson presented us with the Isis Women & Film archive in November 2021. This collection of original and reproduced materials was assembled with the generosity and support of Moira Simpson, Liz Walker, Marian Penner Bancroft and Chris McDowell.

Isis Women & Film was a women's media production and distribution centre operating in Vancouver from 1973-1977. Founding members were Moira Simpson, Liz Walker, Mary Jan Cowan, Barbara Etches, and Ann Bishop. Other members were Marian Penner Bancroft, Leigh Deering and Barbara Tranter.

The fonds includes:

  • International Women and Film Festival materials
  • Isis BC Women and Film Festival (1974)
  • Isis Women's Festival Tour (1974)
  • Isis: Women's Media Distribution and Production Centre (1974-77)
  • Isis photographs
  • News clippings
  • Handwritten minutes
  • Original cloth banner
  • Isis wooden street sign

The fonds is currently being catalogued. It will be available to researchers April 4th.

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