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Debby Yaffe interview / Women's Studies collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR430
  • Collection
  • 2009

Item consists of sound recordings of Debby Yaffe discussing her childhood, schooling and family life in California, including gendered family roles, expectations of femininity in the 1950s, university, marriage and life in Europe, her feminist consciousness raising experience in London, teaching high school in London, the differences between English and American societies, sex discrimination, radical feminist activities, restructuring of sexual relationships, life in Canada and involvement in the Women's movement in Victoria, Status of Women Action group, Everywoman's Books, disordered eating as feminist issue, work as a fitness instructor, abortion rights, impact on feminist awareness of the December 6, 1989 killings at École Polytechnique in Montréal, radical feminism, women's lives in Canada and England, life as a lesbian, resisting dominant domestic relationship constructs, teaching Women's Studies, feminist theory, and the Victoria Women's Movement Archives.

The Debby Yaffe interview was conducted by Joy Fisher as a research project in the course History 358A, "Women in Canada," taught by Dr. Lynne Marks, which covered histories of women in Canada from the era of New France to the present. Fisher"s resulting essay is entitled "Riding the Wave/ Watching the Wave: A Second Wave Feminist Talks about Gender Ideologies and her Life."

Yaffe, Debby

Fantasia Fair collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC636
  • Collection
  • 1981, 1991-1998

Materials consist of 26 VHS cassettes and 1 Betacam cassette, documenting several years of the Fantasia Fair trans* conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Video primarily documents the Fashion Shows and Follies, held at the end of the conference. Footage also includes seminars, luncheon speakers, Outreach Institute awards banquets, video titled “Our Gal Jane”, and exhibit at Berta Walker Gallery by Helen Strong. Two cassettes include pages of time stamps and notes regarding performances.

Fantasia Fair

Rikki Swin Institute transgender collection

  • CA UVICARCH AR421
  • Collection
  • 1990-2001

Collection consists of the following fonds: Rikki Swin Institute fonds, Ari Kane fonds, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) fonds, and the Virginia Prince fonds. The IFGE fonds includes material from Betty Ann Lind and Merissa Sherrill Lynn.